Android tablet owners have been rocking the new Netflix app design for nearly a month now, and with today’s update, iPad users can finally join in on the fun.
The 2.0 update squeezes more movies onto a single page by trimming out most of the excess white space that made the original version feel a tad ill-suited for such a large screen. It’s a huge improvement over the original if only because you don’t have to squint to see a movie’s image anymore — they’ve blown up the images and folded most of the text and ratings info into a movie or show’s individual entry.
The new update isn’t all about revamped visuals: it also packs a few stability fixes, and it marks the first time Netflix for iOS has been made available in Latin America. ¡Fantástico!
Itching to see the new app in action? That’s where things may get a little dicey. The update is live in the App Store, but it may take a few tries to get things going — it took a handful of reinstalls and restarts before the new UI finally kicked in for me. At least one other reviewer mentioned the same problem, but hopefully not too many of you are running into issues (and if you are, I’m sure you’ll let us know).