Netflix announced a new version of their app for Android tablets on Tuesday to coincide with the release of the new Kindle Fire and NOOK tablets. The updated design is better suited to the touch-based interface of tablets and allows users to swipe to browse titles.
The changes in the design also display more titles on the screen at a time, while also providing larger images of the artwork. It is intended to make browsing titles much easier and more enjoyable on a tablet device.
Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix had this to say about the announcement:
We’re happy to debut a new user experience coinciding with the release of the next generation of devices from industry leaders. The new Netflix interface offers a significant improvement in browsing and searching for TV shows and movies to instantly watch.
While the Android app is currently available as a free download from the Android Market, it will be a few weeks before it is available for the iPad. Regardless of the platform, users will need a Netflix subscription for instant streaming to use these apps.