Netflix just announced and activated a redesign to some of their pages that focuses on Instant Streaming content. The movie covers are larger and it’s more visually appealing, especially on a large monitor or TV. While the comments that follow any post to the Netflix blog are usually incredibly negative, this change seems to be met with a lot of people disliking the change. Scrolling on the page receives interference from the popup information under the cursor and a fixed horizontal scroll speed actually slows down finding the desired movie, according to some commenters. The design seems to place form over function and based solely on the customer feedback quickly provided in the comments of today’s blog post, many are displeased with it (though a minority like the change).
This is Michael Spiegelman, Director of Product Management at Netflix. I’m excited to announce that we’ve updated parts of the Netflix website with a new look and feel to make it easier for you to find something to watch instantly.
Starting today, most members who watch instantly will see a new interface that provides more focus on the TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix. The title images are larger, there are more of them on the page and play buttons appear when you hover your mouse over the title images. Star ratings, information and other functions are available when you mouse over the title images. We’ve also made some changes to several pages on the site: adding more rows, and filling out the rows with more TV shows & movies, which you can find by hovering your mouse over the end of a row.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to refine and improve our site to keep giving you more of what you want: great TV shows & movies that you can find and watch instantly.
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