Netflix launches Windows 10 App on PC and Tablet

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Months of waiting patiently for the Netflix Windows 10 app may have finally ended after the US-based company announced the release of the app which is available for Windows 10 pc and tablets. The video app which was made with Microsoft’s universal Windows platform tool is not yet available for Windows 10 Smartphones, but according to Microsoft and Netflix, customers on Windows 10 Smartphones can expect something new in the near future.

According to reports from Netflix, The Windows 10 app has been well optimized to work on different screen sizes and different screen resolutions. Depending on the mode of interaction of the app, the changes can take effect automatically.

In a press release, Netflix stated that, “ since most of the Windows 10 devices we have supports touch input on integrated displays and gestures on their trackpads, we have taken time to include affordances that supports both trackpads and integrated gestures. When a user is browsing with the aid of a mouse, paginated scrolling of the content within a row will be enabled by buttons on the ends of the row. When a user uses a touchscreen to browse, he can touch the integrated display or use the trackpad to control the display, if a person then uses swipe gestures, he will be scrolling through the rows inertial.”

Netflix also included a Live Tile feature on the Windows 10 running devices which helps users easily see a Continue Watching list, this feature is used when a user stops watching a movie midway. There is a new and much more improved search option in the app, these options includes support for Cortana.

Netflix also updated the design of the search results, making it possible for users to also gain access to a list of suggested results. The app now comes with a set of built-in Cortana commands that will help you navigate through the app using your voice only. Commands include: “Cortana launch Netflix; Netflix, find house of cards; Netflix, search house of cards; Netflix, look for house of cards” and many more.

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