Netflix with Watch Instantly support announced for Windows Phone

Gratuitous shot from Mortal Kombat used here because A) Mortal Kombat is available via Watch Instantly and B) Mortal Kombat is fantastic. You know, in it’s own way.

Just about every smartphone has some sort of Netflix support at this point. Movie browsing… queue management.. all the basics. What they don’t have, unfortunately, is the one feature that everyone is asking for: support for Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming service.

Well, someone’s finally stepping up to the plate with Watch Instantly support — and it’s not Apple or Google.

Fresh out of MIX 2010, Microsoft has announced that Windows Phone 7 will have a Netflix app, complete with Watch Instantly. This is one hell of a pleasant surprise, though in hindsight it makes perfect sense; Watch Instantly on the Mac/PC is powered by Silverlight (which just so happens to be the same thing fueling Windows Phone 7 applications), and Netflix established a pretty close bond with Microsoft when they added Netflix streaming to the 360.

Man, oh man – if you’re not excited about Windows Phone 7 yet, you might want to get your headbone checked out.

[Via EngadgetMobile]