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

Comments (7)

7 responses to “the right way to boost Edge usage: get rid of the Netflix app!”

  1. hrlngrv

    Lots and lots of Netflix UWP app users, are there?

    Doesn't the UWP app allow downloading and viewing disconnected?

  2. Paul Thurrott

    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.

  3. meery

    Netflix Is Working On Many New Feature