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#16 HawkMan

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 20:38

I wouldn't say that usability wise that UI is any worse than the one that was one the Xbox. they're both horrible waste of space using to much space on single items. personally I don't use voice commands so that won't affect me, but usability wise it seems to be the only change that actually has any real negative impact on the usability, I suspect this is because they changed app platform or changed to making the app in house so it'll probably improve.

 

I however want the old Xbox UI back, the one with all the categories in rows so you simply clicked down to skip to the next category row and clicked sideways to view the movies/series in there. much more content visible at the same time and MUCH more efficient to navigate, and you could actually semi easily get into the episode list of series there which was impossible on the X0 without first starting to play...




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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:00

I like the new layout to be honest. 



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 19:11

I by far prefer the new UI over the old one, it's a lot closer to the older 360 UI and the web UI, still wasting a bit to much space with the top featured items, whereas the old 360 UI have likes 4-6 or so rows visible at a time when you scrolled down.

 

the navigation and layout of this new UI is definitely better than the old which was a nightmare to navigate, also now when you click n a tv series you don't instantly start watching, but you're asked what do to, including viewing all episodes/seasons, which was terrible to get to in the old one. 



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:17

also now when you click n a tv series you don't instantly start watching, but you're asked what do to, including viewing all episodes/seasons, which was terrible to get to in the old one. 

 

That didn't happen in the old version unless you clicked one of the top 3 on the "Resume Playing" section. Everything else brought you to a screen that would let you either watch the first (or next episode if you have started watching it already) episode, rate it, add it to your list, or view more episodes.



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 12:23

Is it the same as PS4? (any multi owners confirm?)

 

I have no issues with it if it is. They had a nasty bug to patch on PS4 to sort 5.1 audio, but that's the only update we've had.



#21 Andrew

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 23:36

Is it the same as PS4? (any multi owners confirm?)
 
I have no issues with it if it is. They had a nasty bug to patch on PS4 to sort 5.1 audio, but that's the only update we've had.

 

I haven't been subbed for a while, but at launch I'm pretty sure the two UIs were the same.

I've never been a fan of it though. Constantly have to fight with it to find what you want (N) Browsing is next to useless too.



#22 trooper11

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 04:19

I don't use Netflix. I've been happy with Amazon Prime and the ESPN app.

#23 JonnyLH

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 15:36

You know what, this Netflix change annoyed me so much I made my own Plex server and started doing it that way. Much better if you ask me.

 

The app is atrocious. Netflix, you could of made the tiniest of changes for the X1 specific app to be perfect. For example, when clicking a title in recently watched, take you to the episode selection rather than straight back in. Include stats for the stream when watching a video. With those simple changes it would of been perfect, but no they decided to throw out months of work for a unscalable pile of toss what makes it astronomically hard to discover any content.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:12

oh come one, this new UI while it lacks some features yet, is far better than the old one, especially in how it uses screen estate, and the cross scrolling means you know where you are as well. the other one used way to much screen estate to show very little and you had no idea where you where when scrolling sections and when you'd be back at the start, 


besides how does plex help with netflix ?



#25 JonnyLH

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 09:47

oh come one, this new UI while it lacks some features yet, is far better than the old one, especially in how it uses screen estate, and the cross scrolling means you know where you are as well. the other one used way to much screen estate to show very little and you had no idea where you where when scrolling sections and when you'd be back at the start, 


besides how does plex help with netflix ?

Personally I hate it, I remember when I first got my X1 and then the 360 app changed to the unified one and I was glad that they developed another UI for the X1. I appreciate the features which were missing on the X1 UI, but they could of saved a ton of work and just added them in the X1 app. I just think browsing content is awful on the new one.

 

Well, with Plex I can get all the media I need while controlling and pushing content from my phone. Works really well for me. You've got to remember though that all this is opinion.