Netflix app unexpectedly gets a new user interface

September 21, 2012
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Without so much as an announcement, the Netflix Android app has received a much-needed make over in the UI department. Several users are reporting that the app now has a tablet-like user interface, even on Android phones.

Checking Google Play for the update is no good, as you wonโ€™t see anything new listed there โ€“ the last minor update given out was on September 6. We donโ€™t think the change has been made official just yet. It looks like the revamped interface is only available for the privy few. Netflix is likely able to roll out the stealthy update โ€“ possible as a test, for now โ€“ because the app utilizes HTML5, as mentioned by Phandroid.

The new interface is less colorful than the last one and comes with a darker tone. And as you can see from the screenshot, you can single-tap a title to reveal more details or double-tap to play.

While we wait for further confirmation from Netflix, you can drop a comment below and tell us whether the new UI has hit your Android device. UI-wise, do you think this is a step in the right direction for Netflix?

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