15
Nov
hi-256-0-04e29df122ecc204538e734c774143ec8c79add3

While Netflix has had support (whether legit or not) for Android tablets for quite a while, there is one thing that can definitely be said about it: the interface was crap. Sure, it worked out great on the phone, but a lot of valuable screen real estate and key components of Android 3.1+ were going to waste on tablets. I guess the Netflix team realized this, because an update has been pushed to the tablet interface that fixes most of the aforementioned issues.

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It's true - I love B-Rated horror flicks.

The redesigned interface is very similar to the TV version, offering quicker access to your picks, instant queue, and more. The update happens behind the scenes (the beauty of HTML5), so there's no need to even update the apk itself -- just launch the most recent version of the Netflix app and you should see the new interface.

[Netflix; Thanks, Wes!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Hotmann

    HTML5 is pure magic...hopefully more devs will begin utilizing it, and therefore making more updates automatic (and potentially cross platform) and reducing the dependence on the market.

  • http://GrantGarrison.com OMGrant

    It never worked great on the phone, the Interface for that needs a redesign too

    • iofractal

      Yes, I agree. I would like to see it work in landscape too.

  • malnisten

    It's nice, but I'd really like to see devs embrace the fragments API in Android. Rather than creating separate tablet and smartphone apps, create one app that scales to each type of device. Doesn't seem to be the approach that Netflix took with this update.

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