Netflix announced an update to its application for Google Android phones on Monday that brings a tablet-like interface to the small screen. The free Netflix (s nflx) software, found in Google Play, now shows more video titles and images on the screen and also includes prominent links to content that users have started, but not finished, watching, allowing for faster playback where you left off viewing.
Chris Jaffe, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix, told us on-stage at our Mobilize event last week that this user interface was coming soon, so it shouldn’t be a total surprise. Jaffe explained how the interface on tablets is different from that of traditional televisions, adding that “With TV it’s left-right, up-down where as with the iPhone or tablet, it’s omnidirectional. We have to resolve the tension between being ubiquitous and being the best interface for the job.”
Jaffe shows off the…
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