Netflix Gives Website First ‘Major Upgrade’ in Four Years

Netflix today unveiled its new website.

It’s the video streaming company’s first major update in four years.

“It’s an experience that has been built from the ground up to make it faster and easier to discover something great to watch for our millions of members around the world,” Netflix says of the redesign. “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.”

Some of the changes:

  • “Information appears in-line and in context rather than on a separate page, which makes exploring the catalog faster than ever before.”
  • “When you hover your mouse over a title, you will now see a slideshow of images from that movie or show.”
  • “Clicking on the title or synopsis opens an inline details pane, allowing you to browse episodes and read details and reviews.”
  • “Scrolling through rows is now much faster, with a mouse-click advancing a full row at a time.”

The new website may take up to two weeks to reach all members.