Netflix 6.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

An all-new Netflix experience awaits you in the App Store as the on-demand streaming media giant bumps its iPhone and iPad app to version 6.0.

Featuring a departure from the original user interface you’ve come to love, the free Netflix 6.0 edition offers little in terms of new features beyond freshening up its appearance and a few minor under-the-hood improvements.

And to go with the revamped iPhone and iPad experience, Netflix started pushing a redesigned channel icon to Apple TV owners’ Home screens. Both Apple TV and iOS versions include the same set of feature enhancements…

The familiar old iOS app icon (left) has been redesigned (right) and now features a bright background with a red Netflix logo in the center.

Netflix 5.0.2 for iOS (app icon, small)Netflix 6.0 for iOS (app icon, small)

Key Netflix 6.0 highlights:

• Faster startup for video playback
• UI refresh
• Bug fixes

And this is what the refreshed UI looks like.

Netflix 6.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

The revamped channel is delivered silently so no intervention is required on your part. If it does not appear on your Apple TV’s Home screen, restart the device manually in Settings and it should show up.

Netflix 6.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Download Netfix 6.0 free in the App Store.

The universal app requires iOS 7.0 or later.

  • James Gunaca

    Noticed the new Apple TV icon for Netflix last night. Didn’t notice any changes though…but a lot of buffering when watching Fringe!

    • dpacemaker

      Thats because it was Fringe. Takes time to load awesomeness.

  • Jason Baroni

    Next up: Apple TV UI update.

    • dpacemaker

      The Apple TV was different last night, at least on my ATV. There was no other difference than app icon though.

    • Nicholas Osborne

      I don’t think Netflix has ever updated on the Apple TV 🙁

  • Don’t like it that much. The old logo was so iconic.

    • Anthony Snyder

      Give it time :/

  • Markus Hudobnik

    Talk about an ugly icon

  • Jonathan

    ’bout time. Was getting tired of the look. WIsh there was a white option for the UI. :/

  • Max Jarrett

    Would really like a UI refresh of Apple TV. The icon doesn’t mean much once your in the app.

  • Jonathan

    Made in 5 minutes, and looks way better.

    • Jonathan

      and

  • Aly Hirani

    the universal app requires ios 6 not ios 7

    • Jonathan

      He meant this update requires iOS 7

      • Aly Hirani

        no it was compatible with my iPod touch 4 running iOS 6.1.6. it brought the same changes as it did to my iPad Air running iOS 7.1.1

      • Jonathan

        Oh, really? Hm. Interesting.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    The icon is still the same after the update in my case

  • Zachary Smith

    Don’t download this!! The fools at Apple have put dark grey lettering on a black background it’s very hard to read!

  • Thanks for the article Christian. Netflix app (or Hulu, or BBC, etc) is great on iPhone. If live outside USA, you can use tools like UnoTelly to get Netflix (or Hulu, or BBC, etc) on your iPhone.