Netflix App Available for Windows 8

Oct 12, 2012 by

Back at the Surface tablet announcement Steven Sinofsky showed off a first look at the Windows 8 Netflix app. Thousands of other Windows 8 apps have been released since then, but we’ve had to wait patiently to finally get our eyes on Netflix. Today that app has been made available in the store, and it offers a very nice user interface for browsing the collection and managing your queue.

There’s only one problem: If you try to actually watch a video you’ll get an error message that says “Whoops, something went wrong… Internet Connection Problem”. Some of the writers here at the DMZ aren’t even seeing the app in the store yet, so this may have been a false launch. We’ll keep you posted on the status, but in the mean time enjoy the screenshots of the beautiful app.

Update: The appears to be working fine for me now.


  • Joris Evers

    Team DMZ, Joris from Netflix here. If playback isn’t working, please install this week’s MSFT Windows 8 updates. Also, the App is propagating in the Windows Store and it may take a bit for it to show everywhere.

  • jpollarddmz

    Thanks Joris! It’s working fine now, so I’ve updated the post to reflect that. Can I ask for a feature? Can you guys make this app work better with a remote control? The two main things required would be to make the backspace key activate the back buttons within the app, and to focus on improved usability with the keyboard arrow keys. The app is great! But it would be perfect if it supported remote controls/keyboards better.

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