the right way to boost Edge usage: get rid of the Netflix app!

Even though Edge is actually quite good now, people still aren’t switching to it and Microsoft is resorting to some dirty tactics to boost usage. But I have an idea that isn’t dirty but in fact a win for everyone: get rid of the Netflix app! As far as I can tell, the Netflix app isn’t better than going to in Edge, and users can simply click “Pin this page to Start” or “Pin this page to the taskbar” if they like quick access to Netflix. I’m sure Netflix would like 1 less platform to develop for, and this would also be a ‘win’ for the web! Unless there’s something I’m missing… please share if you know of a reason they shouldn’t or can’t do this

Conversation 7 comments

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    23 March, 2018 - 9:54 pm

    <p>Lots and lots of Netflix UWP app users, are there?</p><p>Doesn't the UWP app allow downloading and viewing disconnected?</p>

    • jimchamplin

      Premium Member
      24 March, 2018 - 1:11 am

      <blockquote><a href="#255948"><em>In reply to hrlngrv:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yes. The UWP app was updated for offline caching, which is really REALLY nice for binge viewing of series.</p>

      • Bdsrev

        24 March, 2018 - 1:35 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#255985"><em>In reply to jimchamplin:</em></a></blockquote><p>That's not an option when you go to in Edge? </p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    24 March, 2018 - 1:26 pm

    <p>Actually, the Netflix app on Windows 10 probably is Edge under the covers. I think it's a hosted web app. If true, this is how Microsoft can claim 330 million active users. But regardless, improving Edge is what will lead to this kind of app happening more frequently. And will be what really boosts Edge.</p>

    • Bdsrev

      24 March, 2018 - 4:51 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#256048"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>Paul, with the spring creators update complete now, will you be doing your Edge review? I always look forward to what you have to say about Edge updates</p>

    • Bdsrev

      24 March, 2018 - 5:09 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#256048"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>Ya, like the Twitter PWA going into the Microsoft app store, stuff like this will increase Edge usage, right? (Because PWA's in the store run in Edge)</p>

  • meery

    30 October, 2018 - 10:34 am

    <p>Netflix Is Working On Many New Feature</p>

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