Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on Wednesday updated its iOS app to version 3.0, revamping the user interface and adding some other significant improvements.
As part of the improved user interface, Netflix has included a new iPad-only feature that displays the title of the current movie or TV episode by merely tapping the screen.
Another notable improvement in this new version is the re-emergence of the zoom icon. This function allows users to swiftly switch between full screen and wide screen. Although the zoom icon was present in some earlier versions. The feature had been scrapped in the version immediately preceding the new version 3.0.
Other than that, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has also revamped the layout for the basic functional buttons Play/Back/Pause. Users will also note that the layout for the snappy 10 second rewind button has been changed for easier use. All these changes, which will be essentially notable at the bottom left of the screen, are designed to make enhance ease of use.
The update can be downloaded for free at the iTunes App store. Nonetheless, this free update is only available to existing Netflix subscribers. A Netflix subscription currently cost $7.99 per month.
PlayStation 4 may influence Netflix’s service
Back in December 2012, Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758)’s PlayStation 3 was deemed to be the most widely used device by Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) users. The fact that Netflix has given its attention to other platforms other than the PlayStation 3 is impressive.
Nonetheless, the impending introduction of the PlayStation 4 into the market may significantly influence the service. What is however sure is the fact the PS4 will add notably to Netflix’s existing 30 million plus global members.
As it is, there are still some looming questions in relation to Sony’s PS4 and as we have reported today, the device is getting mixed reactions.