Netflix has just launched their official Windows 8 app, which fits the metro design principles rather well. The company says the app was built from the ground up to take advantage of Windows 8 design principles and new video player features. This comes in the form of Windows 8′s graphics acceleration abilities, so the Netflix app shouldn’t eat up your CPU and battery while using it.
The Netflix app works exceptionally well. The drop down sidebar works very well for quick navigation, and we like it better than the hidden navigation bar most apps use. The video player is fast and we experienced no buffering, though that will depend on your internet speeds. Check out the video below to see the app in action.
It’s nice to see hugely popular companies like Netflix finally throw their hand into the pot with Windows 8. We’re hoping the Windows 8 app catalog grows even more over the next couple weeks as companies begin releasing their Windows 8 apps for eager consumers.
Joe Fedewa contributed to this post.