Originally Posted by ikkuranus
Personally i use a wireless keyboard with touchpad built in and it controls the win8 netflix app just fine.
I'd have no problem with this, but my wife would. She would just tell me to put it back on Windows 7. Surely Netflix will allow remote support in a future update? Otherwise, I'm going to have to come up with some elaborate EventGhost scripts if it's even possible.
Whatever you are describing is still silverlight unless she happened to remote into a windows 8 machine over the network.
That is what was weird! My wife doesn't know the difference between an RDP and a PDF. She would not have been remoting into another system. She was using the standard Windows 7 Netflix app with a remote. That's why she called me to "fix it" because the remote wasn't responding in the Netflix app. It had the big round "back" button in the upper left corner (with the WMC back button and "green button" underneath. The progress bar was not the standard WMC one but the new Win8 Netflix app one.
Windows 7 will most likely never get a service pack that includes windows 8 app support.
I don't know... What I saw today, there is no technical reason why Netflix couldn't activate the new interface for Windows 7. It's technically possible, because I saw it... and it appears that there is nothing they have to do within WMC to make it work. The only problem is the lack of remote control. if they fix that I would be in heaven with the new interface.
Like I pointed out in a reply to someone elses htpc build thread, If you are serious about netflix on a htpc you should be using win8 as the netflix app supports 1080p and dolby digital + (5.1) where silverlight and media center are limited to 720p and stereo sound.
No doubt. I only have one copy of Windows 8 and it's on my laptop. I don't know if using a keyboard and mouse would pass the WAF test enough to switch, plus all the customization I'd have to go through to get back and forth between the WMC and Netflix apps.
Anyone heard anything good about Windows "Blue" and WMC? Or am I just delusional?