Netflix for Apple TV now uses redesigned video player in tvOS 15

Netflix is giving Apple TV customers an aesthetic makeover.

The firm is now making the tvOS 15 players accessible on its platform anytime you’re viewing a TV program, a movie, a comedy, a documentary, or any other visual material via a new version of its app.

Updating 2.1.23 began going out a few days ago (via Reddit), and it should be available to Netflix subscribers by now due to the Apple TV’s automated update mechanism.

When the progress bar is shown in TVOS 15, TV program and movie names appear in huge print on the bottom left corner of the screen.

Episode titles appear in a tiny font right above the series name in tiny font. A new “Info” button also shows up. This button is a visual reminder of the content information page, where you can restart an episode, look at more episodes, and read video descriptions.

However, due to the tvOS 15 design, Netflix is yet another streaming provider that no longer has a swipe-down menu for controlling video language, subtitles, and sound output parameters.

Not only that, but with this new interface, Netflix now supports the new Siri Remote, which was released with the 2021 Apple TV 4K.

For the Apple TV, Paramount+ and HBO Max use Apple’s player to stream.

There is still no Netflix TV app or new features announced by Apple for tvOS 15.4.

Has this update arrived on your Apple TV? What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.



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