Monday, 15 June 2015

The Netflix Website Gets A Major Upgrade


Today, we are excited to unveil the new Netflix website. It’s our first major update in four years, and it’s an experience that has been built from the ground up to make it faster and easier to discover something great for our millions of members around the world to watch.


Over the past four years, web browsers have changed a lot, becoming more sophisticated and allowing for richer visuals and animations. How our members use Netflix has changed too. We’re spending more and more time using mobile and tablet apps.

With the new Netflix website, we’ve created a richer, more visual experience, and a website that works more like an app and less like a series of linked web pages. Information appears in-line and in-context rather than on a separate page, which makes exploring the catalogue faster than ever before.

When you hover your mouse over a title, you will now see a slideshow of images from that film or programme. We hope this slideshow will give you a better feel for what the programme is about than reading the description alone.




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 to titles from the same cast, genre or mood.




Scrolling through rows is now much faster, with a mouse-click advancing a full row at a time.

We’ve designed the website to work whether you are using a mouse, trackpad or a touch screen. Touch screen users can tap to play or open details, and swipe to scroll through rows of titles.

The website is rolling out globally today and may take up to two weeks to reach all members. A small number of members on older versions of popular browsers will be prompted to upgrade their browser before they can access the new site.

We hope you enjoy the new Netflix website. It has been an exciting project for us, and we are thrilled to share it with you.

Cameron & the Netflix Team

Monday, 8 June 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for May

Here are some highlights from the May data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

In New Zealand, Bigpipe fell three spots to seventh place with an average speed of 3.11 Mbps, down from 3.45 Mbps in last month’s inaugural ranking for the country. Trustpower and Spark each rose two spots, ranking fourth and sixth with speeds of 3.37 Mbps and 3.17 Mbps, respectively. Overall, New Zealand moved up three spots to No. 10 in our ranking of countries we track, with an average speed of 3.48 Mbps.

In Germany, Kabel Deutschland returned to second place with an average speed of 4.00 Mbps, up from 3.81 Mbps last month.

In Mexico, Cablevision Monterrey fell for a second month, dropping three spots in the ranking with an average speed of 2.37 Mbps in May, down from 2.84 Mbps in March.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.

The latest regional rankings are below:




Anne Marie
Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for April

Here is April data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

This month, Australia and New Zealand joined the speed index, ranking 17 and 13, respectively on the list of 29 countries we rank. Performance for Australian ISPs was impacted by consumer demand exceeding the forecasts Netflix provided. We are working closely with these ISPs and expect performance to improve in the coming months. For April, TPG topped the ranking in Australia with an average speed of 3.36 Megabits per second (Mbps). For New Zealand, Snap led with an average speed of 3.77 Mbps.

In the U.S., Cox continued its climb, taking the No. 2 position in the ranking with an average speed of 3.49 Mbps. Cox’s speeds have been steadily increasing, from 3.11 Mbps in November 2014.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.

The latest regional rankings are below:




Anne Marie is a member of the Netflix communications team.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for March

Here is March data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

In the U.S., Verizon retained the top spot with an average speed of 3.50 Megabits per second (Mbps) for March.

In Canada, TekSavvy continued its climb, increasing two spots to No. 10 with an average speed of 3.08 Mbps, up from 2.91 Mbps in February when it moved up one.

In Chile, GTD bypassed VTR for the second time this year, taking the top spot with an average speed of 3.27 Mbps ahead of VTR’s 3.19 Mbps.

In Sweden, Ownit took the top spot for the first time since June 2014 with an average speed of 3.95 Mbps. ComHem, which had ranked No. 1 since then, fell to second place with an average speed of 3.93 Mbps compared with 3.98 Mbps in February.

In Luxembourg, Visual Online jumped two to top that country’s ranking for the first time with an average speed of 4.16 Mbps. Numericable and Lux Online each fell one spot to second and third place respectively, posting average speeds of 4.08 Mbps.

Next month, we’ll add Australia and New Zealand, where we launched service last month, to the index.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.
The latest regional rankings are below:



Anne Marie
Anne Marie is a member of the Netflix communications team.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for February

Here is February data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

In the U.S., Charter jumped two places to No. 6 with an average speed of 3.29 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 3.14 Mbps last month.

In Sweden, a Telia increase moved the provider from last place to No. 8 in the rankings. The company’s average speed totalled 3.59 Mbps, up from 2.98 Mbps in January.

In Germany, QUiX jumped two places to No. 3, with an average speed of 3.77 Mbps, up from 3.68 Mbps last month. NetCologne dropped to fourth place, though its average speed remained 3.76 Mbps.

In Mexico, Telecable moved to No. 3, up two places, with an average speed of 2.87 Mbps, up from 2.68 Mbps last month. Cablevision dropped to fourth place even though its average speed increased to 2.86 Mbps from 2.74 Mbps a month ago.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.

The latest regional rankings are below:




Anne Marie
Anne Marie is a member of the Netflix communications team.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for January

Below is January data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

In the U.S., Verizon FiOS narrowly held onto the top spot with Cablevision close enough that both ISPs posted an average speed of 3.43 Megabits per second (Mbps) when rounded.

There was much movement in Canada’s January rankings, with Shaw dropping two places to No. 6 with an average speed of 3.34 Mbps and SaskTel rising two places to No. 4 with an average speed of 3.35 Mbps. TekSavvy also fell, coming in at No. 13 with an average speed of 2.91 Mbps.

In Chile, GTD reclaimed the No. 1 position, posting an average speed of 3.19 Mbps. That displaced VTR, whose average speed slipped to 3.06 Mbps from 3.17 Mbps in December.

In France, Bouygues Telecom topped the ranking for the first time, providing an average speed of 3.74 Mbps in January. Numericable, which had held the top spot since Netflix launched there in September, came in a close second with an average speed of 3.73 Mbps.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.
The latest regional rankings are below:




Anne Marie
Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for December

Below is December data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

December is historically our heaviest viewing month, with December 28 being the largest streaming day of the year.

In the U.S., despite the heavy demand, we saw continued increases in average speeds across the largest ISPs, with Verizon FiOS topping the list at 3.36 Megabits per second (Mbps), Cablevision coming in a close second at 3.32 Mbps, and Bright House just behind at 3.30 Mbps. (That’s up from average speeds last month of 3.27 Mbps, 3.20 Mbps and 3.16 Mbps respectively.) Time Warner Cable posted the largest gain, jumping three places to sixth with average speed of 3.18 Mbps, up from 2.97 Mbps in November.

In Mexico, Totalplay joined the index and snagged the top spot in December, posting an average speed of 3.53 Mbps. Axtel X-tremo slipped to second place even while increasing their average speed to 3.44 Mbps from 3.36 Mbps last month.

In Sweden, Bredband2 jumped 2 spots to the No. 3 with average speeds of 3.80 Mbps, up from 3.65 Mbps in November.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.

The latest regional rankings are below:




Anne Marie
Anne Marie is a member of the Netflix communications team.