It’s Friday night, and you have a glass of wine in hand and Netflix cued up on your laptop. As you start searching for a good romcom, you find yourself scrolling aimlessly for 20 minutes through every comedy category before finally giving up and settling for a movie you’ve already watched a hundred times. We’ve been dying for Netflix to create an easier way to search for content, and it looks like our prayers have been answered!
A new report by The Verge revealed Netflix is testing a new user-interface (UI) design that addresses some of the annoying features of its current streaming platform, aka the “spinning carousel of doom.” With the current UI, Netflix users must hover or use a right or left arrow to slowly scroll through the selections. With the new UI, however, it’ll be much easier to access content, since users will no longer be required to click on a separate link for more information about a movie or TV show.
For the few lucky Netflix users with access to the new update, they can click on a selection instead of hovering over a TV show in order to view their options. This update makes it much easier and faster to find a movie or select a specific episode. For example, if you wanted to see all the episodes for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, all you’d need to do is click on the show, and its options will expand into a space below, providing information about the cast, episodes and additional show details.
The goal of this new interface is to help Netflix be mobile-friendly across all platforms. Whether you’re viewing Netflix from your iPad or TV, the streaming service will be much easier to navigate. Although Netflix hasn’t officially stated when they’ll be releasing the new update to the public, we can expect to see this change happen soon. For now, we’ll be patiently sipping our wine and waiting for the new update to go live.
Have you gained exclusive access to Netflix’s new interface? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments below!
(h/t and photo via The Verge)