Netflix for Windows Phone 8 finally updated to support 720p displays


Windows Phone 8 added support for high resolution displays. Developers have been slowly but surely updating their apps to take advantage of the new resolutions. One of the apps that can benefit the most from the higher resolution displays is Netflix. Until today if you watched Netflix on a phone like the HTC 8X you would be stuck with black bars. If the video was widescreen you would be stuck with black bars on three sides. Needless to say this is annoying.

The latest update for Netflix has finally fixed this problem. They have added full support for 720p displays. Now on the 16:9 screen of the HTC 8X there are no black bars when watching a widescreen video. Unfortunately HD streaming is still not supported, but the videos should still look a lot better. Hopefully that gets added soon. Download Netflix for free on Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 below.

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  • Edgar Cervantes

    Oh wow! That took a while.