- Editor's Rating
- Great selection of older movies and newer TV shows
- Very touch friendly UI
- Simple and user friendly navigation
- Lacks many newer movies
- Lacks advanced features
Quick TakeAll in all, Netflix for Windows 8 delivers a simple, user-friendly, and informative way to watch movies and TV shows.
Delivering a simple, user-friendly way to watch movies on Windows 8, Netflix is one of the first big name apps available for Microsoft’s latest operating system. While the app isn’t advanced in its offerings, it makes content consumption extremely easy.
The Netflix client is a “Modern UI” app, as described by Microsoft, meaning that its interface is compatible with PCs and tablets running either Windows 8 or Windows 8 RT. Sporting a single main menu, the app’s options are represented in tiles, though Netflix takes this a step further by dividing the tiles into more tiles. Three main tiles greet users after signing in, providing them with their play queue, recently watched items and shows or movies that have been stopped or paused. From there, users can browse top picks, new releases and more options by selecting different tiles. Each tile is then made up of a thumbnail of the movies or shows in that category.
Notebook Review found the Netflix app to be extremely touch-friendly, like most of the new Windows 8 apps, though it was clearly built mainly for tablets and convertible laptops. That’s not to say the application doesn’t work on desktops as well. While Netflix didn’t include any advanced features, the app works well to provide subscribers with easy access to their accounts.
In the end, Netflix for Windows 8 is a great way to watch movies and TV shows on the newest Windows operating systems.