Netflix has a brand new design that should make it easier to use on TVs
“The new interface was based on rigorous research and testing around how we can make it easier to find titles on TVs, where navigation can feel a bit tougher when you are restricted to just a few buttons on a remote control,” says Stephen Garcia, director of product innovation at Netflix, in a blog post.
As you can see in the GIF above, a new sidebar has been added for quick access to series, movies, and My List, which is where you can save all of the shows and movies you plan on watching. There is also a dedicated section for new content, which has oddly always been an issue for the service. As for the rest of the interface, it doesn’t appear to have changed significantly, though the video previews now appear to take up the entire screen.
Garcia says that going forward, the team “will continuously learn from our members and evolve the TV experience so that it gets even more simple, fun and easy to find the stories that make Netflix great.” The redesign is rolling out to Netflix apps on game consoles, set-top boxes and smart TVs right now.