It looks like certain Netflix users are seeing a new user interface for the web version of the online streaming service. It seems like the company has started testing this new user interface before a possible roll out for all users.
Netflix has confirmed this as well and they will roll out the new user interface to all of its users next month.
This shouldn’t be a surprise since earlier this year Netflix outlined its plan to provide a similar user experience across all of the platforms that it’s available on.
The new interface was first demonstrated by Netflix back at CES and Mobile World Congress. It basically brings the UI of the web version more in line with what users get on their smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and set-top boxes. No matter what the device, your experience will now be similar. It removes the scrolling carousel that has frustrated many users because it makes content discovery a pain in the butt, and also increases the chances of accidental misclicks. So that is a nice new development to look for.
The global roll out of the new interface will start in June, but we don’t know how many users will start seeing it before next month. Be on the lookout for it.