Netflix UI Update Brings Bigger Controls for Chrome OS Users

The latest update to the Netflix app for Android brings a lot of improvements that should make it easier to use on touchscreen Chrome OS devices as well as your Android phone or tablet.  The update, which is now in the Play Store, brings bigger controls for those using a Chromebook while everyone gets a Next Episode button and 10-second rewind and fast forward buttons too.

The update to the Netflix app is version 6.3.0 for those keeping score at home and when you start the app and play a television show or movie, the changes are immediately apparent.  For those who use a Chromebook with a touchscreen, like the Google Pixelbook, you will see much larger touch controls for starting and pausing the show, as well as the 10-second rewind or fast forward buttons on the main display.  This makes it much easier to use these controls if you are using our Chromebook, or an Android tablet, as previously these were pretty small and difficult to tap accurately.

At the bottom of the display, you will see an Episodes button so you can play different episodes in a series, the Audio & Subtitles button to enable the language controls and subtitles, and finally a new Next Episode button so you can quickly start the next episode in a series.

Netflix UI Update - May 2018

Netflix UI Update – May 2018 on the Google Pixelbook

None of these changes are orbit altering and frankly, they are a bit of a catch up when compared to other streaming solutions like YouTube and even Google Play Movies & TV.

If you have the Netflix app installed, you should see the update come to your device over the next day or two.

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