Netflix App on Xbox One Redesigned

It now looks almost identical to the PS4 app.

Posted By | On 04th, Sep. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Netflix App on Xbox One

The Xbox One originally had a Netflix app designed from the ground up for it. It was a nice sentiment and everything, but sadly the Xbox One Netflix app sucked. A lot.

Meanwhile, the PS4 app used roughly the same overall layout, organization, and UI as Netflix does on all other devices, but the PS4 app was, much like everything else on or about the PS4, well received and a rousing success.

The solution? The Xbox One Netflix app has been redesigned… we say redesigned, but it’s pretty much just a copy/paste of the Netflix UI and layout as it is on every other device it is available on on the market. That is, in fact, a good thing, as it means that Netflix may now actually be usable on Microsoft’s newest console.

Of course, as with everything else that ever happens, there will obviously be dissenters who absolutely loved the old app, and who will cry and complain about the new one.

Oh well.

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  • Starman

    Everyday , more and more as this gamesite grows , you sound more and more , like fanboys.

  • imper Vious

    that’s funny because everyone else is saying the updated Netflix app sucks….

  • thewags05

    The new Netflix app is a step backward. It only runs at 720 instead of 1080, removed gesture controls (which I much easier than turning the controller on constantly), removed the majority of voice controls, and doesn’t display nearly as much information as the old “metro” style app. I don’t really have a problem with the new apps layout, but why would they update it with an app the removes so much of the functionality of the old one? I certainly hope they plan on adding it back in.

  • Guest

    Neflix layout is AWFUL… utter garbage and totally unfriendly to use for consoles.

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  • coip

    “That is, in fact, a good thing, as it means that Netflix may now actually be usable on Microsoft’s newest console.”

    What moron wrote this? The new Netflix app on Xbox One is vastly inferior to the old one, which had full voice and gesture commands, SmartGlass searching, snap mode, and a better UI.

    • joey

      I totally agree. It went from the best Netflix app on any device to the worst. Whoever wrote this article is an utter moron. Its constantly freezing and won’t resume playback without crashing.

  • Kendra

    Thanks for the article Pramath:). Just want to inform all folks who live outside US that Xbox One is a great media Player. If you want to access Netflix and other streaming stations on your Xbox One you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.


 

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