Netflix for Windows Phone has received a major update yesterday that not only brings the popular application to new markets but brings some new features to the tablet as well.
Netflix has been a supporter of Windows Phone since it first launched in 2010. Netflix released the first version of its Windows Phone app in October of that year. Yesterday, the company released a major 2.0 update for the app and is available now in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
The major new addition is that Windows Phone owners in the UK, Ireland and 47 countries in Latin America can now stream their local selection of movies and TV shows from Netflix to their device. Netflix expanded to those territories for PC, iOS and Android owners in 2011. Those same users will also noticed that the app’s user interface has been localized for their appropriate counties and languages.
The 2.0 version of the Windows Phone Netflix app also has finally added support for subtitles and closed captions for the movies and TV shows that support those features. There’s also new support for alternative audio tracks in the new version in case you want to listen to a video in another language.
Finally, Netflix says that the 2.0 version of the Windows Phone app has some unspecified performance improvements and optimizations. Hopefully, that means users will be able to have a smoother and faster experience running videos and browsing Netflix’s library of streaming video titles.