New Netflix Redesign Airs Next Month, User Experience Improved

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If you’re frustrated with using the Netflix carousel to binge watch your favorite shows then next month’s user interface upgrade will make your time on the couch a lot happier.

In June, Netflix plans to abandon the slow moving carousel and move to a click based system that makes binge watching your favorite show a lot more fun.

The Netflix design upgrade will make the video streaming service seem a lot more like your phone, tablet, or game console, according to Time.

To make navigating Netflix faster, the new interface will feature larger thumbnails with fewer titles.

Instead of launching the show immediately after you click on it, the new Netflix interface will bring up more information and allow users to explore further.

They’ll be able to explore other episodes in the series, check out related titles, and view cast information, according to the Business Insider.

The redesign may have been prompted by user’s unhappiness with the current interface.

Earlier this year a hack called God Mode was released by some unhappy Netflix customers and it allowed users to view the entire genre at one shot, according to Tech Chrunch.

Hopefully the new interface will please viewers and allow them to scan the extensive Netflix library much easier. This is the company’s first upgrade since 2011.

Netflix has been beta testing its new interface with a lucky few customers already.

If you’re one of the lucky few Netflix customers involved in the beta testing, you’re already using the new interface, but if you’re not, have no fear. Everyone will be binge watching with the new Netflix interface by mid-June.

Netflix Redesign Launches Next Month
LOS GATOS, CA – JANUARY 22: A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on January 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, California. Netflix will report fourth quarter earnings today after the closing bell. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Netflix, the original online streaming company, began operation as a by-mail video rental service in 1997 and soon moved into on-demand video service. It now has more than 60 million subscribers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Netflix is so big it uses most of the world’s bandwidth to stream its shows.

So when the company announced its plans to encrypt all of its streaming traffic by the end of the year experts took notice.

The move will not only protect Netflix users, but also the company itself from spying eyes including competitors and other companies who would love to learn Netflix’s programming viewership numbers, according to Fortune.

Netflix is also flirting with Chinese viewership and plans to extend its reach into the country later this year, according to the Inquisitr.

In order to make it in that market they’ll have to partner with a Chinese company with ties to the government in order to succeed.

What’s your favorite Netflix show?

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