Netflix mobile previews showing up for some Android users

Netflix mobile previews showing up for some Android users
Netflix introduced mobile previews for iOS users last month and promised to bring the same feature to Android users as well. As the name of the feature suggests, mobile previews are short trailers designed to offer users a peek at a show they are interested to watch.

According to Netflix, these previews are just 30-seconds long should load very quickly. Also, they are personalized to each user's specific tastes. Well, starting today, Netflix started to roll out these mobile previews to Android users.

Although it doesn't look like this is a global rollout yet, it's a sign that Netflix is preparing for a wider deployment. If you see these mobile previews on your Android device, you'll notice that they'll go gray once you watch them.

Just so you know, it appears that your Netflix version must be 6.2 build 27527 in order to be able to take advantage of these mobile previews. Otherwise, you'll just have to wait for Netflix to make the feature available to more people.

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4 Comments

1. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Not caring for it much over here on iOS. Just a meh QOL feature that isn't "necessary". As nice as my screen is, I really don't sit around watching movies and shows on a tiny little screen when I have an 77 inch ultra HD HDR OLED tv across the room.. Do people typically prefer mobile viewing over a tv at home? (Obviously, on the train/uni/etc is different...)

2. TechNeck

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

This is what I call petty. I'm not surprised.

3. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

Sounds like a gratuitous waste of bandwidth.

4. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

I watch most of youtube on my phone and movie/tv shows on my 10in tablet. I have a family so alot of things arent friendly for young kids so i watch it personally on my tablet

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