Android Tablets Get a Netflix Update

Yep, looks like us Android people just got an update for Netflix with a nice new interface. I’m not sure I like it, but I really haven’t used it that much yet. It resembles the new web interface that I can’t stand, but on a tablet it’s a lot different. The interface, I think, is made for touch screen devices and not using a mouse. Oh well, if you’ve got a tablet then go get your update.




The redesigned Netflix experience is much more immersive and provides more focus on the growing Netflix catalog by displaying twice as many titles than the previous interface. In addition, through optimization for touch-enabled tablets, Netflix members can swipe through multiple rows of titles with larger artwork. As a result, it is now much easier to discover and instantly watch movies and TV shows on Android tablets.

"In the last 12 months we have seen a threefold increase in how long Netflix members are watching on their tablets," said Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix. "We’re happy to debut a new user experience coinciding with the release of the next generation of devices from industry leaders. The new Netflix interface offers a significant improvement in browsing and searching for TV shows and movies to instantly watch."

Netflix members can enjoy Netflix on their tablets by installing the latest version of the Netflix app, available as a free download in the Android Market and respective application download stores for other Android-powered tablets such as the Kindle Fire and NOOK Tablet. The new tablet experience should be available for members with iPads in a few weeks.

More details on the devices that support Netflix are available at: