Windows 8 is launching tonight at midnight. The few thousand people who upgrade this weekend will want something to do on their new Windows 8 PCs or tablets. Skype, Hulu Plus and Google will have Windows 8 apps available at launch, but is it ever enough? Netflix obviously doesn’t think so as they will also be supporting Windows 8 day one.
Like the previously detailed Windows 8 apps, Netflix says that their app has been specifically crafted with the new operating system in mind. All previous features of Netflix will be included in the app, but there’s a number of new features in Netflix that are exclusive to the Windows 8 experience.
There was some concern that Windows 8 wouldn’t have enough apps at launch to support the Windows Store ecosystem. Those fears still persist, but it looks like Windows 8 will have all the major apps available to users at launch.
UPDATE: Netflix informed us that the Windows 8 app has been available for a few weeks now. Those with the RTM version were probably already enjoying all the streaming content. For the rest of us, Netflix will either be pre-loaded on some Windows 8 devices or available as a free download on the Windows store.