Netflix Revamps its Web Interface

By James O Malley on at

Netflix has announced it is updating its website for the first time in four years, which is like a lifetime in internet years.

The company says in a blog post that the new look will apparently function more like an app than a static website. "When you hover your mouse over a title, you will now see a slideshow of images from that movie or show. We hope this slideshow will give you a better feel for what the show is about than reading the description alone", the company says.

"Clicking on the title or synopsis opens an inline details pane, allowing you to browse episodes and read details and reviews. You can also explore similar titles by clicking More Like This, or jump off to titles from the same cast, genre or mood."

Scrolling speed has also been improved to be much faster, so you can search through lists of films and show more quickly. The site has also been optimised for touch input in addition to keyboard and mouse, which is a wise move considering the number of laptop/tablet hybrid devices available.

Apparently the changes will be rolling out globally starting today and reaching all users through the next two weeks.