• James Young, over 2 years ago

    Looks remarkably like the YouTube TV UI.

    The last few iterations of Netflix's UI have gone backwards IMO - largely because their focus seems to no longer be on showing me content I'm actually interested in but pushing their own stuff so I seem to end up with row after row of the same shows that I'm not really interested in.

    Navigating their current UI hasn't really been that difficult to be fair, it's one of the better ones for getting around with a TV remote but it's definitely the content promotion that has made Netflix something I'm spending less time on than before.

    That, combined with the massive lack of discoverability of new and relevant content has been an issue so if this makes it a little easier to discover things then I'm looking forward to seeing it as I know there's an absolute ton of content on there that I'm just not being shown or able to easily find.

    6 points
    • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 2 years ago

      Yup, and changing the branding of that content to appear to look like what you're interested in.

      2 points
    • Andrew C, over 2 years ago

      I think the problem is Netflix doesn’t have the same volume of content as they used to have. Because the selection isn’t as good they show you things that maybe aren’t the best match.

      0 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 2 years ago

      Funny thing is, most other video services aren't any better. I created an Amazon account the other day, to subscribe to Prime video here in Australia.

      The home page had suggested videos of all kinds.

      Twilight was in there 26 (TWENTY FUCKING SIX) times.

      Unsubscribed 2 minutes later. (Because it took 2 minutes to find the unsubscribe process.)

      1 point
  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 2 years ago

    If this doesn't turn off or make optional the autoplaying of trailers, I could care less.

    5 points
    • Matt C, over 2 years ago

      Isn't that an obnoxious "feature"? It's so intrusive that I have to do my content discovery somewhere else (usually justwatch) then go into Netflix and text search for the show I want to watch.

      0 points
      • Richard BruskowskiRichard Bruskowski, over 2 years ago

        Much like how introducing video previews to the TV experience a few years ago helped cut down on how much time members spent browsing Quoted from the linked press announcement.

        I wonder if people who browse for content elsewhere, like you do, help to lower this 'time members spent browsing' metric. :)

        0 points
  • Hunter Meyer, over 2 years ago

    I wish a user could browse other shows while watching a current show. Like a footer panel or something.

    1 point
  • stenistein mikenein, over 2 years ago

    Netflix TV is awesome. Now its become very easy to watch live TV for free on Android devices using USTVNow app.

    0 points
  • Alaina Creager, over 2 years ago

    Personally, I'm very excited to try out the new Netflix television UI rollout, I know that selecting my next title can often take much longer than I anticipate. Maybe it's because I'm picky... or maybe it was the design?

    0 points