Friday, 28 September 2012

Netflix Optimised for iPhone 5

Good news! Today we updated the NetflixApp for iOS to optimise the experience for iPhone 5. Download the App and enjoy Netflix films and TV programmes on the taller iPhone 5 screen. Have fun!

Roma

Roma De is director of product management at Netflix

Monday, 24 September 2012

New Netflix Experience on Android Phones

The wait is over. Today I am happy to announce the release of a completely new Netflix experience for Android-powered phones.

More and more of you use Netflix on mobile devices every day. Millions of Netflix members already use their smartphones to instantly watch films and TV programmes anywhere, anytime.

We are always working to improve the experience so Netflix members discover more great titles and watch more.

Compared to the previous version, the new Netflix experience on Android phones is much more immersive. You will see many more titles and galleries than we have ever shown before on a smartphone. It is much closer to the Netflix experience on tablets, which got a major upgrade late last year.

At the top of the new browse screen on Android phones is a row that lets you continue watching programmes or films that you previously started watching right where you left off ñ a very handy feature. Lower down in the new experience are several personalised rows filled with film and TV programme recommendations.

Tapping the browse menu gives you access to an extensive list of genre galleries that show even more titles organised into categories. Parents ñ like me ñ will really appreciate the children and family gallery with many titles organised by age.

A simple tap on any title presents all of the information for that title, and a double-tap on any title starts instant playback. Also, search is available everywhere in the application, so you can always find what you are looking for.


The new Netflix experience is available for Android devices using Gingerbread and newer operating systems. Download the new Netflix Android phone experience today at Google Play.

-Chris.

Chris Jaffe is Director of Product Innovation at Netflix where he leads our work on game consoles and mobile phones.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

New Netflix Experience on iPhone

More and more of you are using Netflix on mobile devices every day. Millions of Netflix members already use their smartphones to instantly watch films and TV programmes anywhere, anytime.

We are always working to improve the experience so Netflix members discover more great titles and watch more. Today I am happy to announce the release of a completely new Netflix experience for iPhone and iPod touch.
Compared to the previous version, the new Netflix experience on iPhone and iPod touch is much more immersive. You will see many more titles and galleries than we have ever shown before on a smartphone. It is much closer to the Netflix experience on tablets, which got a major upgrade late last year.

At the top of the new browse screen on iPhone and iPod touch is a row that lets you continue watching programmes or films that you previously started watching right where you left off – a very handy feature. Lower down in the new experience are several personalised rows filled with film and TV programme recommendations.

Tapping the browse menu gives you access to an extensive list of genre galleries that show even more titles organised into categories. Parents – like me – will really appreciate the children and family gallery with many titles organised by age.

A simple tap on any title presents all of the information for that title and a double-tap on any title starts instant playback. Also, search is available everywhere in the application, so you can always find what you are looking for.



This new experience on iPhone and iPod touch together with our recently released new player experience significantly advances the Netflix experience on smartphones.

The new Netflix experience is available for iPhone and iPod Touch devices using iOS v5.0 and above. Download the new Netflix iPhone experience today in the App Store.

We will soon release an optimized version of this new experience for iPhone 5 to take advantage of the larger screen.

For our members on Android phones, please stay tuned. We will be releasing a new Netflix experience for Android phones soon!

-Chris

Chris Jaffe is Director of Product Innovation at Netflix where he leads our work on game consoles and mobile phones.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Irish Content Now on Netflix UK and Ireland



Pat Shortt, Liam Neeson, Colm Meaney (pictured), Amy Huberman, Olivia Caffrey, and Tommy Tiernan… these are just a few of the top Irish actors and comedians now on Netflix!  We are pleased to announce that through our partnerships with RTE and Element Pictures, we are bringing some of the best in Irish TV, cinema, and stand-up to our members in Ireland and the UK.  We’ve recently added such films as Parked, Adam and Paul, Five Minutes of Heaven, and The Garage along with stand-up specials from Tommy Tiernan, Ed Byrne, and Owen O’Neill.

Then, starting tomorrow, September 15th, you can watch top Irish TV series including Trivia, The Clinic, and Killinaskully, just to name a few.  Enjoy!

-Kelly

Kelly Merryman is VP Content responsible for licensing content in the UK and Ireland



Friday, 7 September 2012

Netflix picks for UK and Ireland this September




We've been working hard at Netflix to bring our members in the UK and Ireland great new content each month, and September is no exception.  From the global blockbuster Iron Man 2, to the sentimental buddy comedy 50/50, to Gerard Butler as the Machine Gun Preacher, September will be a great month for movie lovers, no matter what your favorite genre is. Also launching this month on Netflix are several exciting TV series, including the Emmy award winning comedy Modern Family and Covert Affairs, a new show on UKTV starring Piper Perabo as a CIA spy. In addition, we are pleased to announce that cult-hit The League will make its UK debut exclusively on Netflix on September 15th.

On the independent side, we're adding great documentary films this month too, including Mansome, the latest effort from Oscar-nominee Morgan Spurlock, and Press Pause Play, which explores how the digital era has affected creativity. And look no further than Spiral for an excellent crime drama, imported from France. Enjoy the show!

-Kelly
 
Kelly Merryman is VP Content responsible for licensing content in the UK and Ireland

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Wi-Fi Only Playback Now On Android

We know many of you love to watch Netflix on your Android smartphones and tablets. We just launched a new feature where you can select to playback on Wi-Fi networks only. This means that while you can search, browse and enjoy all aspects of the Netflix app on a mobile data connection or Wi-Fi, you can choose (via a "Settings" feature) to playback on Wi-Fi networks only.  Download the new Netflix app and enjoy Netflix!

Roma

Roma De is director of product management at Netflix 

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Breaking Bad - The Wait for Season 4 is Over!


Are you ready for more Walt?! For many of you, Breaking Bad has become a guilty pleasure.  Starting today, you can feed your addiction with all episodes of Season 4, only on Netflix in the UK and Ireland. The season premiere is guaranteed to have you squirming in your seat when you see how Gus likes to deal with his anger, and you won’t be able to resist watching “just one more episode.”

For the uninitiated, it’s never too late to start watching the show that everyone is talking about. The first 3 seasons of the multi-award winning show are also available only on Netflix, and you can tune in at any time. Learn why straight-laced family man and chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) gets into the meth business with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in the first place, or revisit your favorite episodes from any season whenever you like.  What are you waiting for? We gotta cook!

-Kelly

Kelly Merryman is VP Content responsible for licensing content in the UK and Ireland