Netflix is revamping its TV interface globally today to make it simpler and easier to navigate for users.
The latest update incorporates a new sidebar design which makes it easier to get to the content you want. The problem with the older design was that you needed a lot of scrolling to get to anything, something Netflix admitted was "a bit tougher" when using just a remote control.
For example, to get to the 'My List' queue, you would normally have to scroll up (or down) several rows on the TV app depending on your location. To select search, you would have to do the same. With this new design, the sidebar is always present, which means that you can easily access 'My List' or choose whether to browse a TV show or movie list. You can even hop directly into search in roughly two taps from wherever you are on the home screen.
"The new TV interface was designed to make the Netflix experience simpler and more intuitive in a few different ways," Netflix's Stephen Garcia explained on Wednesday. He went on to say that this redesign was "based on rigorous research and testing around how we can make it easier to find titles on TVs."
The firm says this feature will be rolling out today and promises more improvements over the coming months.