Netflix’s app on iOS works just fine where it does pretty much what it says it will do. However for those who enjoy scrubbing through their TV shows and movies, that’s where the Netflix app falls short, where its scrubbing abilities certainly leave a lot to be desired, especially compared to the version that can be found on smart TVs.


However the good news for Netflix users is that it looks like the app has been updated where it will now offer up better media controls. One of those changes is a feature that YouTube users are already familiar with, and that is by double tapping on the left or right side of the screen, it will let users fast forward or rewind a few seconds.

Prior to this, the iOS version of the app had a rewind better that jumped back 10 seconds, but there was no option to jump forwards, which meant using your finger to drag the progress bar, which is hardly the most accurate. In addition to the ability to fast forward/rewind, the update has also introduced larger play/pause buttons, along with labels to allow users to quickly enable subtitles and select new episodes.

The update should already be live and will bump your version of Netflix up to v11.12.0, so head on over to the App Store to get the update if you haven’t done so already.

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