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Netflix releases new Windows 10 app based on the Universal Windows Platform

By Ng Chong Seng - on 17 Dec 2015, 9:41am

Netflix releases new Windows 10 app based on the Universal Windows Platform

Netflix has just released an updated Windows 10 app in the Windows Store; and what’s significant about it is that it’s the first Netflix app to embrace Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform.

As explained in this Netflix blog post, past Windows and Windows Phone apps used different code bases, including Silverlight, XAML, and C#. Over time, this makes maintaining them difficult. With UWP, a single code base is used, thus allowing the team to bring the app to different types of Windows devices easier. For now, this Netflix app runs on desktops and tablets running Windows 10; but Netflix has promised to bring it to Windows 10 phones in the near future.

In addition to a more polished interface, like an updated Browse experience and Details view, the new Netflix app continues to support Windows 10’s Live Tile feature. When pinned to the Start menu, the Live Tile (available in several sizes) will show artwork representing the items in a member’s Continue Watching list. There’s also integration with Cortana, enabling users to search with voice commands.

Source: Netflix.

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