Netflix beta for Android gets a refreshed UI

Old Netflix UI (left) vs new UI (right

Old Netflix UI (left) vs new UI (right

image source: AndroidPolice

After testing a new version of its mobile UI for a short time last year, the company has now flipped a server-side switch that enables the refreshed interface for some beta testers of the Android Netflix app.

AndroidPolice reports that some of the changes include the removal of the hamburger menu, with all its items now listed in a bar at the bottom of the screen, and the relocation of content categories in the "Search" page. If you're rocking an 18:9 device, you'll likely appreciate that everything from the hamburger menu has been moved to the bottom of the screen, where it is easily accessible with one hand.

The UI changes are now rolling out to some beta testers, running Netflix v. 6.0.0. If you want to check out the new interface, you can join Netflix's Google Play beta program by clicking here. Keep in mind that not all beta testers are seeing all changes, as they are server-side. Some users are reporting slight differences in the UI, such as the location of the "Chromecast", which some beta testers have in the upper right corner of the screen, while others are seeing in the bottom right.

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8 Comments

1. mikedemoda

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

I like it, I hate the hamburger menu so much

2. logicsdude

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

I'm not on beta and I've had the "new" UI for a few months now. I hate that you have to go to a search page to be able to search, they should have kept a search bar/button at the top

3. rsiders

Posts: 1767; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah I just got this update. I love the navigation and search options at the bottom especially for one handed use.

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

The bottom nav bar is copied from the most competitive OS in the world.

5. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Microsoft? Linux? Am I getting close? I really can't think of any other competitive OS's.

7. RevolutionA

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Probably you are a countryside guy. Can't do anything with what you say.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1402; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Cries in corner........

8. emcdonald75

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Why cannot Netflix make the Picture in Picture mode available for Android 8.0, instead of Android 8.1? What is interfering with that implementation?

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