Showing posts with label smartphone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smartphone. Show all posts

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Netflix Experience on Android Phones

The wait is over. Today I am happy to announce the release of a completely new Netflix experience for Android-powered phones.

More and more of you use Netflix on mobile devices every day. Millions of Netflix members already use their smartphones to instantly watch movies and TV shows anywhere, anytime.

We are always working to improve the experience so Netflix members discover more great titles and watch more.

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 new Netflix experience is available for Android devices using Gingerbread and newer operating systems. Download the new Netflix Android phone experience today at Google Play.

- Chris

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

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wi-Fi Only Playback Now On Android

We know many of you love to watch Netflix on your Android smartphones and tablets. We just launched a new feature where you can select to playback on Wi-Fi networks only. This means that while you can search, browse and enjoy all aspects of the Netflix app on a mobile data connection or Wi-Fi, you can choose (via a "Settings" feature) to playback on Wi-Fi networks only.  Download the new Netflix app and enjoy Netflix!


Roma De is director of product management at Netflix

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Updated Netflix Player for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Every month our members watch more movies and TV shows streaming from Netflix on mobile devices.

As part of our continued improvement of the mobile Netflix playback experience, we are happy to announce the release of our new video player for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

The updated player includes the following features:
  • A look and feel more consistent with the Netflix browse experience in our mobile applications 
  • Larger, more separated play controls appropriate for how people use these devices 
  • Better exploration during video play with thumbnail images on the scrub bar 
  • Easy access for audio/subtitles settings and other existing player features 
  • In Canada we also added easier "do not share" capability for Facebook-connected members
Updated player on iPhone

Updated player on iPad
Tip: Double tap to switch between wide and full screen display.

Additionally we have expanded the settings menu in our App so you can now choose to only allow streaming from Netflix when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.

The latest version of the Netflix application is available for download now from the Apple iTunes App Store.

We hope you enjoy Netflix on your mobile device! Stay tuned for similar updates to our App for Android.

Michael Spiegelman and Chris Jaffe

Michael Spiegelman and Chris Jaffe lead product innovation work on mobile devices at Netflix including tablets and phones