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NewsPoster Nov 13, 2013 05:25 AM
Netflix updates app with new UI, unified cross-platform experience
<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/298270==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/11/11/video.streaming.sites.huge.more.than.half.of.peak. traffic/" rel='nofollow'>Netflix</a> has updated a number of its apps for smart TVs and set-top boxes, bringing them all under the same new uniform interface. The new UI heading to the Roku, Smart TV apps, Blu-Ray players, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 aims to provide more detail about potential shows, using large images and more personalized recommendations. <br />
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Highlighted shows and movies will display three large images and a short "more descriptive synopsis," along with personalized information for why the viewer will enjoy it sourced from the viewing history and their social network, writes the Netflix <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/298269==http://blog.netflix.com/2013/11/netflix-on-tv-gets-major-makeover.html" rel='nofollow'>blog</a>. An updated episode selector for TV shows provides images for each program, a broader episode-specific synopsis, and cast details. <br />
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The kid-friendly section uses a blue background with a "kids" label, so that parents can see it is being used from a distance. Netflix profile support for all devices, pointer navigation on Smart TVs, voice control on Xbox 360, and a redesigned post-play automatic series progression menu are also included. <br />
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The Netflix app will start to update across most platforms over the next few days, with a global rollout expected within two weeks. Some platforms, such as the Roku 2 and some Smart TVs, will see a longer delay. <br />
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