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Technology Netflix confirms it won’t port its iPad app to macOS

19:10  08 october  2019
19:10  08 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Netflix has confirmed that the streaming service won ’ t be launching a Catalyst iPad app port for macOS , crushing the hopes of a more full-featured version of the service making its way to computers. Ever since Apple first announced that it would let developers port iPad apps to macOS

Netflix is available on Mac computers using a Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari browser. Netflix streaming features on Mac computers include: Navigation Browse rows of movie posters: The main Netflix .com page displays rows of TV shows and movies for you to browse.

Ever since Apple first announced that it would let developers port iPad apps to macOS, anticipation for popular apps debuting on the Mac has been high. But today, any hopes that Netflix would show up on the Mac as a native app were crushed, with Bloomberg reporting that the streaming service won’t be launching a Catalyst app for macOS.

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Netflix is one of the most popular free iPad apps on the entire platform. And while it’s true that it’s already available on Mac computers through any web browser, there are advantages to a native app that a ported iPad version could bring, including downloadable movies and TV shows to enjoy offline or full integration for Apple’s picture-in-picture mode.

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  Netflix still refuses to make a Mac app, but there’s already an amazing alternative for you The best way to watch Netflix is using its official apps, regardless of the operating system, unless you’re a Mac owner in which case you’re stuck with a browser or experimenting with third-party apps. But if you were hoping for Netflix to just port its iPad app to Mac now that macOS Catalina is available and Apple’s Catalyst tech is available to developers, you’ll have to think again. For the moment, that’s not happening, although it might have to do more with Apple than Netflix.© Provided by Penske Media Corporation netflix An extensive Bloomberg report earlier this week explained the various issues iOS developers have with porting their iPad apps to the Mac via Catalyst.

Meanwhile, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today confirmed that the company has no intentions to be a part of Hastings said that while “Apple is a great company,” Netflix wants to be able to control its own Netflix , however, will not be part of this new TV app hub, as previous reports have suggested.

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There’s a precedent, too: Netflix makes a native Windows 10 app for its streaming service on PCs that, while likely intended for tablets, works great on desktop and laptop devices.

It’s the latest blow for Apple’s Catalyst app initiative, which appears to be off to a slow start, despite the fact that Catalina is now publicly available. As Bloomberg points out, at Catalina’s launch on October 7th, there were roughly 20 ported iPad apps available on the Mac App Store. That’s not exactly the revolution Apple likely hoped for. DC Universe and Asphalt 9, two of the biggest Catalyst apps that Apple showcased, missed the launch and have been removed from Apple’s Catalina website.

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