Netflix released on Windows 8, MetroTwit updated

Netflix is now available on the Windows Store, featuring a very nice user interface and nice features like semantic zoom, snap, and more. It’s a great start, but the app needs a few performance improvements. It isn’t as fluid as it should be on the main screen, and it can sometimes take a click/tap or two to bring up the playback controls while watching a video. That being said, Windows 8 hasn’t even launched yet, so Netflix still has a few weeks to work out the kinks.

Download : Windows Store

In other Windows Store news, the developers behind MetroTwit have pushed out a major update, adding support for much-requested features like streaming, lists, multiple accounts, and much more. This version also introduces ads into the app, but MetroTwit Plus customers can get rid of them for free. Everyone else will have to purchase a $4.99 (AUD) upgrade to MetroTwit Pro.

With this update, MetroTwit’s Windows 8 app has gone from a beautiful but limited app to something that is truly a joy to use. I wouldn’t necessarily call it feature-complete – I’d still like to see support for TweetMarker, notifications, and live tiles – but it’s leaps and bounds better than what it used to be. Unfortunately, I’ve also encountered a few performance issues, particularly where tweets refuse to load. But, as with Netflix, I have faith that these issues will be fixed before launch.

Download: Windows Store

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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/Outlook.com Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.