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Netflix v3.0 begins rolling out, provides a much smoother experience

Netflix is beginning to roll out a new update to its Android app. While the layout has mostly stayed the same, the app's overall performance has been greatly improved!
October 16, 2013

Netflix might be one of the best sources for streaming TV shows and movies, but for Android users it also means dealing with an app that is haunted by freezing, stuttering and plenty of other issues. The good news is that Netflix is finally revamping the whole experience with its new Netflix v3.0 update!

The layout of the new app is mostly the same, though a few small tweaks can be noticed here and there. This update is really all about sharpening up the app’s performance, providing an Android app that is actually worthy of our time. There’s also some changes to the way the navigation bar works in this new version of Netflix.

Last but not least, the new Netflix app is also said to work better with Google’s Chromecast, featuring improved in-app controls, including in the lock-screen.

Now that the good is out of the way, time for a little bit of bad news. Unfortunately, Netflix is still neglecting us Android users when it comes to its new profile feature. While the PC, iOS, PS3 and Xbox 360 all have the ability to create multiple profiles for each member in your household, no such luck on the Android version. Here’s to hoping that this situation changes in the near-future.

Interested in getting your hands on the new Netflix app? While you can certainly check Google Play for the update, it’s important to note that this a staged rollout and not everyone will be lucky enough to have access just yet.

If you’re the impatient type (like myself), you can always grab the APK and install the update manually. For those that have already updated, what do you think of the new Netflix update?