VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE Netflix has finally arrived on the Windows Phone mobile operating system (OS) in the UK and Ireland after launching in the US and Canada in 2010.
The overseas arrival was announced in a blog post that reads, "Netflix on Windows Phone has always been popular with our members in US and Canada, where it has been available since November, 2010. The expanded support will allow Netflix members anywhere Netflix is available to enjoy TV shows and movies on a broader selection of smartphones."
This means that UK Netflix subscribers can now watch TV episodes and films on their Windows Phone handset, as long as it's running the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. Netflix also boasts that the app will let you start watching a show on your Windows Phone and resume watching it on your laptop, and claims that it will see new titles added regularly.
The updated app version 2.0 also equips Netflix for Windows Phone with a localized user interface for all international locations, support for subtitles and a bunch of performance enhancements.
Netflix is available as a free download from the Windows Phone Marketplace, although users will of course need a Netflix membership to make full use of the service.
Perhaps Microsoft's goal to make the Windows Phone OS as "with it" as possible is finally starting to come together. µ