Due to Microsoft Silverlight’s lack of support in the future, Netflix is moving their platform to HTML5.
Stick to an out-dated, poorly supported and proprietary plug-in isn’t the way to gain edge on competition. Netflix has been making great progress on creating its own exclusive contents like House of Cards. They are right on their way to the goal of ‘becoming HBO sooner than HBO become us.’ This move away from Silverlight to the more mobile-friendly HTML5 shows that they haven’t forgotten their technical origin during the transition.
I look forward to any UI/UX innovation they would bring to us with the introduction of HTML5.