Showing posts with label People Search. Show all posts
Showing posts with label People Search. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Netflix On Android Gets Profiles And Better Search

Over the weekend we released a new version of the Netflix app for Android-powered phones and tablets, making the experience more personalized and improving search..

This new release supports Netflix Profiles, personalizing Netflix for you and everyone in your household. We will ask you who is watching when you first start the app, or you can switch profiles from the left navigation drawer. New profiles can be added on the Netflix Web site.

We have also enhanced the search experience so you can search for your favorite actor or director. You can also search for subjects, think “ice hockey”, “vampire”, or “Italy”.

The update is available now on Google Play.

Eddy and Francois 

Eddy Wu is director of product innovation at Netflix
Francois Goldfain is engineering manager at Netflix

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Netflix on Xbox 360 now has “People Search”

The recent Netflix update for Xbox 360 didn’t just add the“Just for Kids” section, it also included a new feature we call “People Search.”

Search is an important part of the Netflix experience and we are working hard to make it better. People Search is an example of that. When entering text in the search box using the controller or Kinect, Netflix on Xbox now not only presents relevant TV shows and movies, but also actors and directors.

For example, type “nic” and you will see relevant results for TV shows and movies as well as people, including Nicolas Cage, among others.

To see all titles available to watch instantly with Nicolas Cage, simply select Nicolas Cage and they are presented in a simple list view.

We are excited to bring this feature, already popular on our website and PS3, to the Xbox. Use it to find more TV shows and movies with your favorite actors! People Search will come to other platforms in the future.

-Chris Jaffe.

Chris Jaffe is Director of Product Innovation at Netflix where he leads our work on game consoles and mobile phones.