Earlier today we reported that select Netflix users were seeing a new user interface for the web version of this popular online streaming service. It appeared that the company had started testing the waters with this new user interface before possibly rolling it out for all users. Netflix has now confirmed that it will roll out the new user interface to all of its users next month.
Earlier this year Netflix did outline its plan to provide a similar user experience across all of the platforms that it’s available on, which is why this UI doesn’t really come as a surprise.
This new interface was first demonstrated by Netflix back at CES and Mobile World Congress, it brings the UI of the web version more in line with what users get on smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and set-top boxes.
It removes the scrolling carousel that has irked many users because it makes content discovery a pain, and also increases the chances of accidental misclicks when going through the library to find content to watch.
While Netflix has confirmed that the global roll out of this new interface is going to start from June 2015, it didn’t say how many users will start seeing it before next month. From the reports so far it appears that the UI is being pushed out gradually to a few users.