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Netflix for Windows Phone 8 updated, supports 720p video playback

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Netflix for Windows Phone 8 updated, supports 720p video playback
Windows Phone may have a couple gaps when it comes to available applications, but Netflix is not one of them. Netflix has been available pretty much since Windows Phone 7 made its debut and while it has not been updated as often as its Android or iOS companion apps, it is a better option than what BlackBerry users have, which is no Netflix app.

However, that makes the less frequent updates the Windows Phone app does get all the more substantial.

Recently updated to version 3.0.0.1, Netflix now supports a double-wide Live Tile as well as full HD video on a 720p screen. That means nicer images for folks using a Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Nokia Lumia 920 or Samsung ATIV S.

Of the two, the HD playback is the big ticket since the double-wide Live Tile does not do anything, well, “live.” It just sits there. The HD playback on these devices will probably overshadow that for now. It would be cool if the Live Tile gave a summary of recently watched movies or something though. If you want to check out the Windows Phone Netflix app in the Store, click here.

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posted on 07 Apr 2013, 17:33 1

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


After a very Looooooooong time™®

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 17:57

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 384; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Why when I talk with everyone about Windows Phone, they just think that it is only produced by Nokia?

Do you think that WP is dead without Nokia?

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 18:05

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It's NOKIA that is keeping WP, or else its living dead™

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 18:10 4

5. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 947; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I agree that Nokia is an essential part of WP8's growing success, but so what? The same could be said about Samsung sustaining Android, and it's absence would have been devastating for that platform, especially in the early stages of it's growth...

However, you are most persistent in your efforts to bad mouth Nokia and Microsoft, so what is your purpose? For all of the effort you spend, you should be paid, otherwise you are very foolish indeed ;o)

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 00:13 1

8. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 491; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Very well said. But the thing is, those fanboys don't understand what you are saying. But as what is happening with windows,slowly they are bringing in the goods. Keep it coming!! :)

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 17:57 1

3. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I like windows phone 8 but my real only issue is the onscreen keyboard and lack of apps. Call me nitpicky but the keyboard in windows phone 8 is just poorly designed. It doesn't take advantage of the screen real estate. Over all, I like the software design and the functionality but Microsoft needs to swallow its pride and let OEMS do what they need to make windows phone even more popular.

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 19:17 3

6. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


WP 7x's and 8x's keyboard is better and more responssive than their competitors. I am a fast typer and not once did the keyboard design fail me nor did it ever fail to keep up with me.

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 20:28

7. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


My issue was a small gripe. Its nowhere near unbearable, just something I noticed.

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