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MacRumors
Feb 20, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Netflix (http://www.netflix.com) today updated its mobile app to version 3.0, adding several user interface improvements. Titles of TV shows and movies are now easily visible when the screen is tapped, and the playback buttons have been moved to a different position.

Most notably, the previously removed zoom icon was re-added to the display, allowing for better access to full screen controls.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/02/netflixredesign.jpgOld version on the left, new version on the right.We enhanced the player UI for a better playback experience.

-See the Title in the iPad player UI - Touch the player UI screen to see the title of movie/TV show you are watching

-Zoom icon is back - so you can now control when you watch full screen mode

-Note better placement of play/pause and Back-10 buttons so you can easily control your experienceThe universal Netflix app (http://appshopper.com/entertainment/netflix) is available for download from the App Store for free. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8)]

Article Link: Netflix for iOS Updated with UI Changes, Zoom Icon (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/20/netflix-for-ios-updated-with-ui-changes-zoom-icon/)



icowboys
Feb 20, 2013, 07:04 PM
Thank god. The swipe to zoom was driving me bonkers.

Squilly
Feb 20, 2013, 07:05 PM
Yep, just updated it. Granted, I don't use Netflix on my iPhone much.

Snowy_River
Feb 20, 2013, 07:08 PM
Well, I like the 10 second back button, but I had hoped that they would add 10 second forward button. I also like the variable way that apps like AirVideo handle zoom, such that it's not all or nothing, but rather a slider that scales from full screen to full letterbox. Sometimes on really wide movies it's nice to be able to reduce the size of the letterbox black bars a little bit...

dysamoria
Feb 20, 2013, 07:34 PM
Netflix lost me at "no more account hold feature."

trunten
Feb 20, 2013, 07:41 PM
Did the American flag just sneak up on the guy in the right image?

MICHAELSD
Feb 20, 2013, 08:24 PM
Have they added 1080p support to the iPad app like they promised? Haven't seen it in update notes yet after they said it was coming a little under a year ago.

w00t951
Feb 20, 2013, 08:29 PM
Did the American flag just sneak up on the guy in the right image?

He's actually referencing a serious problem Bush had in office. He would forget that the flag was there, causing great distress and alarm every 20-30 minutes as he noticed it out of the corner of his eye.

HiRez
Feb 20, 2013, 09:33 PM
Good changes, but the "puffy" scrub bar and button now look a bit out of place with the flatter interface design.

Also, I'd like to see the "back" button jump time be user-definable, maybe 10, 15, or 30 seconds.

s!ke
Feb 20, 2013, 10:01 PM
Yeah those puffy UI holders are lameeeee

jent
Feb 20, 2013, 10:12 PM
Netflix lost me at "no more account hold feature."
What's that?

John.B
Feb 20, 2013, 10:18 PM
Would it kill them to fix AirPlay? Not everyone watches NetFlix via their home network...

No, AppleTV via throttled hotel internet is not an option...

imola.zhp
Feb 21, 2013, 01:04 AM
I wish they would bring back their DVD search feature. It used to be great to search for a title and if it were not on instant, easily add it to your DVD que if that is the only way it was available from them...

TsMkLg068426
Feb 21, 2013, 02:17 AM
I wish the same updates Netflix does for the iOS could be also done for Sony Blu Ray player BDP-S780 which has the old UI, does not play in 5.1 surround just LPCM 2.0 and no caption option either.:mad:

runeapple
Feb 21, 2013, 02:25 AM
Yay, this is exactly what I would have liked from day one, it took me ages to realize I could make Netflix movies full screen on my iPad :S

FirePhantom
Feb 21, 2013, 04:02 AM
Still no HD streaming for Retina iPad, I see. *sigh*

runeapple
Feb 21, 2013, 04:04 AM
Still no HD streaming for Retina iPad, I see. *sigh*

Really? I'm still rockin' iPad 2 - I can't believe they still don't have HD :0

whooleytoo
Feb 21, 2013, 05:48 AM
Can the Netflix app Airplay to an AppleTV? I know Netflix is already on the AppleTV, but using the remote or Remote App are a little awkward in comparison to using the Remote app with Home Sharing.

Zmanbaseball2
Feb 21, 2013, 05:52 AM
Can the Netflix app Airplay to an AppleTV? I know Netflix is already on the AppleTV, but using the remote or Remote App are a little awkward in comparison to using the Remote app with Home Sharing.

Yes it can you mirror it to the apple Tv. when you play a program from the netflix app it plays on the apple tv but can't watch both at the same time.


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Dominicanyor
Feb 21, 2013, 09:51 AM
Netflix sucks big time it has old movies and they don't even have the lion king for my kids to Watch. I had Netflix for free with the promotion that they offer I called back the third day and cancell that mess. (Netflix Sucks)

milo
Feb 21, 2013, 09:55 AM
So is it safe to upgrade to? Anything get worse in this update?

Netflix sucks big time it has old movies and they don't even have the lion king for my kids to Watch. I had Netflix for free with the promotion that they offer I called back the third day and cancell that mess. (Netflix Sucks)

Movie selection is just OK but there's a huge amount of great TV content, which is the main reason we have it.

whooleytoo
Feb 21, 2013, 09:59 AM
Yes it can you mirror it to the apple Tv. when you play a program from the netflix app it plays on the apple tv but can't watch both at the same time.

Thanks. If it's mirroring, it's only 4:3 and low resolution, isn't it?

blacktape242
Feb 21, 2013, 04:35 PM
ill be happier when they get a better streaming selection! :confused::mad:

runeapple
Feb 22, 2013, 02:47 AM
Thanks. If it's mirroring, it's only 4:3 and low resolution, isn't it?

Not if you have an iPhone 5

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ill be happier when they get a better streaming selection! :confused::mad:

Please don't complain US has waaaaaaaaaaaay better content choice compared to UK.

Sony311
Feb 22, 2013, 10:20 AM
Yes it can.

Can the Netflix app Airplay to an AppleTV? I know Netflix is already on the AppleTV, but using the remote or Remote App are a little awkward in comparison to using the Remote app with Home Sharing.

chrisrosemusic1
Feb 22, 2013, 10:35 AM
Netflix sucks big time it has old movies and they don't even have the lion king for my kids to Watch. I had Netflix for free with the promotion that they offer I called back the third day and cancell that mess. (Netflix Sucks)

You won't find Disney films on demand anywhere - they don't believe in it. Hence their movies come out once every couple of years with 3 more features for full price - greed.

As for it's cost, it's 6 a month so it's the same price as renting a ONE HD movie from iTunes.

My daughter watches loads of the kids stuff, I watch lots of TV shows and the odd movie and it costs 1.50 a week... Why are you complaining?

milo
Feb 22, 2013, 01:28 PM
You won't find Disney films on demand anywhere - they don't believe in it.

You obviously haven't dug deep into netflix nor followed the news about them.

There's some disney content already on Netflix streaming, as well as some things owned by them like Marvel titles. And in the last few months Disney signed a major deal with NF, their new releases will all be exclusive to NF streaming once the deal takes effect.

chrisrosemusic1
Feb 22, 2013, 01:39 PM
You obviously haven't dug deep into netflix nor followed the news about them.

There's some disney content already on Netflix streaming, as well as some things owned by them like Marvel titles. And in the last few months Disney signed a major deal with NF, their new releases will all be exclusive to NF streaming once the deal takes effect.

You are probably talking about the US no doubt?

UK Netflix is somewhat more limited, which is the reason for the above comment...

milo
Feb 22, 2013, 01:42 PM
If you're going to make comments specifically about the UK, you should probably avoid using the term "anywhere".

ScottHammet
Feb 22, 2013, 06:20 PM
Still inexcusable that their app won't let you manage your DVD queue.

Dominicanyor
Feb 24, 2013, 03:06 PM
You won't find Disney films on demand anywhere - they don't believe in it. Hence their movies come out once every couple of years with 3 more features for full price - greed.

As for it's cost, it's 6 a month so it's the same price as renting a ONE HD movie from iTunes.

My daughter watches loads of the kids stuff, I watch lots of TV shows and the odd movie and it costs 1.50 a week... Why are you complaining?
I'm not complaining in my opinion Netflix sucks.

milo
Feb 25, 2013, 11:55 AM
I'm not complaining in my opinion Netflix sucks.

"Netflix sucks" isn't complaining?

Dominicanyor
Feb 25, 2013, 07:27 PM
"Netflix sucks" isn't complaining?

No is not its my opinion. Your thoughts about Netflix may be better than mine.

JoeShades
Feb 26, 2013, 01:22 AM
netflix is a complete joke, they just removed the instant queue and replaced it with a thing called your list which is out of the order i arranged it, it can not be fixed, you have to scroll from left to right to go through the list and it takes forever

milo
Feb 26, 2013, 09:43 AM
No is not its my opinion. Your thoughts about Netflix may be better than mine.

complain |kəmˈplān| verb
express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event

A complaint IS an opinion. But anyway...

jdiamond
Feb 26, 2013, 12:34 PM
I currently have version 2.4 of the Netflix App, but when I go to try to download the new version, it just says "installed", so I can't download it. I'd even pay for the upgrade, but since it's free, I'm totally stuck. Any ideas? Is there some way to update apps in iOS like there is in the Mac App store?

Thanks,
- jeff

milo
Feb 26, 2013, 01:11 PM
That's weird. Is there maybe a restriction on iOS version or hardware version?

Dominicanyor
Mar 1, 2013, 07:44 PM
complain |kəmˈplān| verb
express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event

A complaint IS an opinion. But anyway...
Lol you got it sir. Lol