Netflix updates Android app with faster, smoother navigation

Posted by the_doctor on Oct 17, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
The Verge; By Jacob Kastrenakes
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Netflix for Android is getting a much-needed tune-up. In an update that's beginning to roll out, Netflix is removing the lag and stutter that's long plagued its Android app, and turning into an appropriately snappy experience that performs as well as you'd expect. The design is also seeing a small refresh to better match Android's design guidelines, with the app's navigation bar now including a more traditional button layout. According to Android Police, which first spotted the update, the new Netflix app also works better with Chromecast, thanks to improved in-app controls and a less obtrusive interface when accessing it on the lock screen.

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