As if we needed another reason to binge watch Netflix on our phones while on the bus, train or while hiding from our boss in the office bathroom. Netflix secretly made improvements to their smartphone app intended to make it easier to use.
Let's face it: There are a lot of different apps we use to engage with a variety of media. We watch movies, television shows, videos - you name it, we consume it. But often the apps designed to allow us to consume this content are clunky (at best) and prone to fail at a crucial moment (at worst.) the Netflix app leaned more toward the 'clunky' side but there was definitely room for improvement.
Here are a few of the latest changes:
The search button, which usually lives in the top-right corner, has also vanished.
Netflix has decided to move it to a new panel at the bottom of the screen, where it should be a lot easier to reach. It sits alongside the Home, Downloads and My Profile options.
On the search screen, categories are listed directly under the search bar, says MyFishDrownedItself, who adds that the redesigned app offers “skip intro” and “skip recap” options too.
The My Profile page, meanwhile, is a central hub for notifications, and also contains My List.
You can read more about the updates here.
Or, just update the app yourself and give it a try. Let us know what you think in the Comments below.