Netflix for Windows 8
Add the entertainment brand's streaming playback to your PC
- Category Video
- Program license Free
- Version 188.8.131.52
- Works under: Windows 8.1 / Windows 8
- Program available in English
- Program by Netflix
Netflix for Windows 8 lets you access the full library of television shows and films from Netflix on any computer or device that uses this operating system.
As long as you have a Netflix account, you can download and use this app in mere minutes. The first time you launch it, it will ask for the email address and password registered with your account. You can select an option that will keep you logged in and stop the app from asking you for those details again. Netflix now gives you the option of creating multiple profiles under your account too that your friends or family can use. There is also a separate section of shows and films suitable for kids and younger viewers. Parents love this option because it keeps kids from viewing inappropriate content.
The Netflix for Windows 8 user interface has a simple design. The left side of the screen shows you links to content that it thinks you will like based on what you watched in the past, new releases and specific genres. When you click the genres link, you can choose horror, television comedies, dramas and other categories. Many of those categories have additional sub-genres too. When you select documentaries, you can narrow down your choice to true crime, social or even sports documentaries.
Another helpful feature found on this app is the My List, which shows you the most recently added items in your list. Though Netflix lets you add up to 500 titles to your list, it will show you fewer than 100 of your most recently added titles. If you stopped watching a program without finishing it, the app will let you pick up right where you left off. Even if you watched that video on another device, it will start where you stopped.
Netflix for Windows 8 will also let you learn more about a program before watching it. When you click on a title, you'll see its rating, director, actors and genre. If you select a TV show, you can read a short description and view the number of seasons and episodes available. As Netflix designed this app for Windows 8 operating systems, you'll find that you can check other sites, work on documents and do other tasks on your computer as the app runs. The main issue with this Netflix app is that it can sometimes lag.
- Gives you full access to the Netflix library of content
- Lets you snap and adjust the screen size
- Allows for multitasking and using other apps/programs
- Clean and modern user interface
- Can create multiple profiles for other users
- Lag issues are common when loading new videos
- Lags may occur when changing profiles
- You must download a separate program to view Netflix content
- Running two or more other programs at the same time can slow down your computer