New Netflix menu no good- give me old one back plz.

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by dude just dude, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. dude just dude, Nov 1, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015

    dude just dude macrumors newbie

    dude just dude

    Aug 10, 2004
    Not to complain, but there are some major frustrations with the new Apple TV(4) which I'm sure will get figured out. If you search for media "show me It's Always sunny in Philadelphia" Why wouldn't they give your first option to be one that you can watch for free?? (I HAVE Netflix, and I can watch season 1-9 for no additional cost, but I have to click over from iTunes (where they want me to buy the seasons instead of watch them for free. It adds a lot of extra clicks to find where you can watch it without having to buy it on iTunes first! What a waste of time!)

    When Netflix launches, it took away the "full screen view" and instead of clicking on Comedy for example and scrolling through an entire screen of options, I now have to just scroll to the right on a single line list of options, through tons of stuff I wouldn't want to watch on a small line at the bottom of the screen and it wastes TONS of screen real estate, and takes much more time. "

    So far... I miss my old Apple TV. The new one is faster, but thats about it. Until Netflix changes their menu to (PLEASE GO BACK) to their old, easy to view screen menu, and refines... I'd wait to get the new one if I were anyone else. It's exactly the same as my old one, but a tiny bit faster, and with a Lame Menu in Netflix. Not worth it yet."

    I hope that helps some people out there- because this New Apple TV is actually making my TV watching experience worse, which is a bummer. From their demos, it looked like it just worked, and with any new product, it will take a little time to fix, but Netflix :) Just give us back the menu like it was before, and spare me the oversized graphics at the top of the screen and give me back some useable screen! in time I'm sure it will get better, but I can navigate the old Apple TV much easier and see what I want to see in a shorter time.

    (Also, not netflix related. Some of my purchases are not showing up or their graphics. I'm sure things like this will get fixed, but till they do! Hold onto that $!)

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  2. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    I highly doubt you'll see Netflix go back to the old layout. The one on the new Apple TV is the unified layout that they are using on everything now. You might get some improvement, to like on the fire tv you can click up once and then select categories.
  3. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2013
    Do you really have to ask why a company sugests their own store before a competitor when you ask them about a product they sell?

    If you walk in to an Apple Store and tell the staff "I'm searching for an iPhone" then I'm quite shure they won't point you first to the nerest random electronics shop before the offer you to buy one from them :)
  4. NeilHD macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Totally agree - HATE the new Netflix layout. Two thirds of the screen taken up with a great big image, and the actual content squished in at the bottom. I much preferred being able to select a Genre, or TV Shows, or New Releases etc, and then have a nice, full-screen list of them to scroll through.

    Basically - whoever does their UX should be fired because they have no clue on nice user interfaces. Tip - the number one point on UX is that it's easy to use and navigate.

    This, coupled with the lack of Now TV is going to mean me probably returning this tomorrow.
  5. BMox macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Now TV is scheduled to release their app over the next couple of days.
  6. dude just dude thread starter macrumors newbie

    dude just dude

    Aug 10, 2004
    Oh I know that's the obvious thing MOST companies would do... but isn't Apple all about the customer's experience? I have no problem with them having an option to the side to say "Purchase these in iTunes" but when it adds extra clicks and wasted swipes to the scenario (then they aren't really making it all about the user experience anymore.) Not saying it doesn't make sense... I'm saying it's not good for us.. the people who already shelled out the $ for their hardware. Maybe they could ask themselves "what would I want in a user experience" and make it what's best for the client.

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