Netflix update brings better second-screen experience, new post-play features

By , May 9, 2013

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After announcing a new $12 per month family plan and having rolled out a major version 4.0 update with a new episode selector on iPads, on-demand Internet streaming media provider Netflix today updated its iPhone and iPad mobile client with an enhanced second-screen experience, recommendations for movies and auto-play episodes for television shows. More information on the changes right below the fold…

The new post-play feature basically automatically plays all episodes of a TV show:

Added post-play feature where, when one episode of a TV show ends, the Netflix app automatically cues and then starts the next episode.

The same feature is available for movies, though it works slightly differently in that it offers three best movie recommendations at the end of the movie currently being watched, letting you select what you might want watch next.

On a related note, just last week Netflix said it added additional rows to the iPad build. The tweaked layout allows for more genres to be listed without having to browse more deeply on the main screen.

Netflix is free to download from the App Store.

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  • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

    Nice going to check this out now. Thanks iDB.

  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

    I have Netflix – and its great. But what I’d really like is: for Netflix to actually have a decent selection of streaming movies! I would pay $50 a month to have EVERY movie ever made and new movies constantly being added (as they come out on DVD/Blue-ray) in the streaming service. As it stands now, I hardly ever use the streaming service, and only use the mail service for classic movies that nobody has. Even the newer movies are impossible to get a hold of because everyone wants them when they are released and supply is limited – so I end up going to red box to get new releases. Netflix needs to step up its game!

    • Gaston Hojman

      totally true, i would pay more if they give me more new movies and stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    I wish this would come to the Apple TV already. Been enjoying this on my PS3 for a while but I mostly use my Apple TV for Netflix. Hope this comes sooner.

  • Gorgonphone

    FREE is better

  • http://twitter.com/purpledodi Jens Tinnerholm

    Airplay option from browser plz

  • billpennock

    I have cancelled Netflix because the post play feature is not optional. It is
    NOT good for me at all since I turn on a tv series at night before I go
    to sleep and depended on the end of the episode to turn my ipad off.
    Now I just get awakened sometime a couple of hours later. For people
    who want this it’s great but I went over to Amazon Prime strictly
    because of this feature. Too bad too because I liked Netflix at least
    as much if not better.