Wednesday, 5 August 2015

It’s not just you: Netflix App on Windows 10–has been fixed

Screenshot 2015-08-05 09.54.34 Seriously, Within 24 hours of my posting of this article, Microsoft pushed through a fix.

Some notes:

  1. NetFlix did not submit an update to the store
  2. I had tested this app on various Windows 10 computers, and searched thoroughly through technical support solutions
  3. All my Windows 10 machines received a minor update after my original post, it is my guess that one of those updates fixed the experience
  4. This is a good argument for forcing updates through to users, rather then notify users on Patch Tuesday, and leaving it up to them!

As per my original post:

 

If you are on Windows 10, the most you will get from the Netflix app is a loading screen.

 

Don’t blame NetFlix, I clearly recall Microsoft claiming that Windows Store apps will continue to work as normal, and they will remain supported in future editions of Windows.

 

Anyone familiar with the Windows 8 edition of the app, the experience, was quite delightful – probably the best non-microsoft app to bring you the “Metro” look and feel in a functional and understandable manner.

 

Now, since Microsoft’s big push to get Windows 10 on a billion devices. NetFlix has become the recipient of a ton of scathing reviews – you can still see a few positive reviews coming through, but my guess is those are from Windows 8 users.

Screenshot 2015-08-05 09.59.09

 

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