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Netflix brings 'new experience' to Android

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Sep 2012 22:59 User comments (4)

Netflix brings 'new experience' to Android Netflix has announced today a "new experience" for Android users.
Says the streaming company:

Compared to the previous version, the new Netflix experience on Android phones is much more immersive. You will see many more titles and galleries than we have ever shown before on a smartphone. It is much closer to the Netflix experience on tablets, which got a major upgrade late last year.

At the top of the new browse screen on Android phones is a row that lets you continue watching shows or movies that you previously started watching right where you left off, a very handy feature. The Instant Queue, available in some regions, is presented on the Home screen just below your Top 10 list. Lower down in the new experience are several personalized rows filled with movie and TV show recommendations.

Tapping the browse menu gives you access to an extensive list of genre galleries that show even more titles organized into categories. Parents--like me--will really appreciate the children and family gallery with many titles organized by age.

A simple tap on any title presents all of the information for that title and a double-tap on any title starts instant playback. Also, search is available everywhere in the application, so you can always find what you are looking for.


The app is available for Android phone with Android 2.3 or higher. So far, there have been some reports of "fuzziness" on certain devices although Netflix says it is working on fixing all bugs.

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4 user comments

127.9.2012 19:50

Like the new UI on this app! Gotta admit that the way they place all your movies/TV shows in categories makes it easier to access my favorite stuff. Now if only they can get Falling Skies for me, then I'm good!!


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228.9.2012 9:40

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Like the new UI on this app! Gotta admit that the way they place all your movies/TV shows in categories makes it easier to access my favorite stuff. Now if only they can get Falling Skies for me, then I'm good!!
Have the app on my Samsung Charge. Absolute garbage. Slicker looking yes, but does not work for shit. App load time is awful, Long audio sync issues when film starts and the "search" feature does nothing at all. Terrible waste and aside from the visuals in no way different from the previous version.

328.9.2012 12:57

You only get the lag the first couple times then when they measure your performance properly everything works well. It isn't a sync issue with audio it is a lag in the video buffering big difference and again only at the start.

This is a good thing and will only get better!

428.9.2012 13:09

Yes, only at the start. But compared to never having that issue before? And the app. Also does not negate the other issues mentioned. I've no doubt this runs smoother on newer phones, but no ones running out for new phones just for a netflix app. The headaches out way the visually slicker interface.

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