Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Netflix updates app with new UI, unified cross-platform experience

updated 05:24 am EST, Wed November 13, 2013

Image-heavy redesign adds more detail to show recommendations

Netflix has updated a number of its apps for smart TVs and set-top boxes, bringing them all under the same new uniform interface. The new UI heading to the Roku, Smart TV apps, Blu-Ray players, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 aims to provide more detail about potential shows, using large images and more personalized recommendations.

Highlighted shows and movies will display three large images and a short "more descriptive synopsis," along with personalized information for why the viewer will enjoy it sourced from the viewing history and their social network, writes the Netflix blog. An updated episode selector for TV shows provides images for each program, a broader episode-specific synopsis, and cast details.

The kid-friendly section uses a blue background with a "kids" label, so that parents can see it is being used from a distance. Netflix profile support for all devices, pointer navigation on Smart TVs, voice control on Xbox 360, and a redesigned post-play automatic series progression menu are also included.

The Netflix app will start to update across most platforms over the next few days, with a global rollout expected within two weeks. Some platforms, such as the Roku 2 and some Smart TVs, will see a longer delay.




By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

Backup batteries and device chargers are objects that many users take for granted. They often only one-dimensional in functionality, r ...

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News