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Video: New Neflix UI on Android Officially Arrives

On Friday, we uncovered the new UI for Netflix on Android, days before it was to go live for the world. Today, Netflix made the new phone UI official, and even created a video to talk about the added functionality, look, and new feature set. Once your device is showing the new UI, you’ll be able to quickly resume unfinished shows, double tap to watch new shows in an instant, search from anywhere in the app, and filter by more categories. This new look matches up nicely to the tablet UI while also bringing the app into 2012 and out of 2009 styling. 

As far as we know, there isn’t an update that will trigger the new look. All you need to do is install the app and it should start showing up.

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Via:  Neflix

  • iOS Port. Crap! Netflix would look great in Holo UI.

  • Daniel

    if only the interface would ever rotate besides while playing a video…ugh

  • NastyEmu

    Works great on my stock GS3

  • HuskerHog

    It runs very smooth on my RAZR MAXX. I really like it.

  • Looks to me like they went the “facebook” app route: use the app as a wrapper for an html5 server-side interface. Laggy and the covers look terrible! And, worst of all imho, the buttons look like they are from the iOS version. Please, oh please Netflix, have some pride and give us a good-looking Holo app. If someone in a little hut in podunk, USA can follow the design guidelines, why can’t a multi-million-dollar company????

  • Zach Armstrong

    I have had this for a while on my Nexus 7 its nothing new.

    • Ubaldo Flores

      Yes since September the 6th actually, looks good on my nexus 7.

  • 640k

    Why oh why doesn’t the phone version allow for landscape orientation??? For those of us that mirror our displays through HDMI, having to pick from a portrait screen is irritating to say the least.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    He is using WiFi. Just an FYI.

  • Did they actually get any current movies to accompany the ui reboot?

  • td

    Had this the other day and it went back to the old style the next day. I thought something was wrong with the app. It was horribly laggy on my s3 and difficult to navigate. HUGE disappointment

  • Your title is wrong good sir.

    Never heard of “Neflix”, Sure, I’ve heard of neTflix though.

  • Jason Jackson

    works fine for me

  • I am running Netflix on my GNEX with no lag in the UI what so ever hmmm

  • I noticed that it was laggy and not smooth on my Galaxy Nexus but when I scroll through all of the available rows and let all of the movie thumbnails load up, it became super smooth so give that a try before you knock it

  • I’ve had this since before you reported it, not sure how, or why, but It works well on my Droid Bionic Well.

  • maximus8907

    just updated … performance borderlines unusable … HTC Rezound

  • Knlegend1

    Does it work this time?

    • shot999

      Good question… just reinstalled and still not working…

  • Pedro

    Meh. Opened the app that’s been installed for ages. Still grey screen.

    • jeesung

      same for me. i cleared app data and reopened to the new look.

      • Diablo81588

        I tried clearig data and reinstalling entirely, same old look.

  • Bryan

    I used it earlier today at the gym (while riding the bike) and noticed the new UI…. and the completely laggy response. It was so slow that at times I wasn’t sure if it was getting my presses. Hopefully they fix that, because it was ridiculously slow.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    umm….. My Netflix app has been this way for a little while now…. I mean at least the last time I looked at it 3 – 4 days ago? . . .

  • Diablo81588

    Had it last night. Just checked again, and its back to the old layout. From what I saw, the new layout is super laggy. It has a slightly more modern look, but the performance is just horrible.

  • The UI looks, feels and tastes like a smoothie made of iOS and suck. I’m having a hard time swallowing this “new” look.

  • Guest

    Never had the interface move that smooth like in the video, it’s actually quite rough (slow jittery scrolling) for me. Am the only one?

    • Diablo81588

      Not the only one. It runs that way on any phone I’ve used. The Android version just plain sucks.

      Edit: Now that you mention it, its not even smooth in the video. Still laggy on the S3. Pathetic.

    • Runs fine with the new UI on my Gnex

    • ceejw

      It’s pretty laggy on my Gnexus, but it’s buttery smooth on my iPad. I have a feeling the iOS app is native code and the Android app is an HTML 5 wrapper.

      • Colin Zack

        The Android one is HTML5, I read that somewhere. Exactly why its laggy.

  • leo

    I’ve had it for a few days now.

  • Josh Flowers

    i had this functionality over the weekend–and i gotta say it was really laggy–to the point that it froze & just went to a grey/white screen. had to clear all data/cache in the app to get it back up & running on my Gnex.
    hopefully it was just a fluke.

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  • Is it still laggy? That was my major complaint with the old app.

    • aNYthing6

      Scrolling is smooth. That’s a big improvement.

      • Diablo81588

        Far from it. What phone do you have?

        • aNYthing6

          Galaxy S III with CM10.

  • aNYthing6

    Meh. The actual player is still Gingerbread-themed. It’s like putting lipstick on a pig.

    • polioman

      I don’t really mind it. You don’t use Netflix for the UI.

      • Cowboydroid

        You could say that about any app…a better UI makes you want to use it.