Netflix will roll out a brand new search for its TV apps later this yr
This quarter’s Netflix earnings report is particularly fascinating as a result of it is the primary one since HBO’s on-line-solely Now service launched, so buyers and different trying to see the way it responds to direct competitors. The streaming firm simply introduced that it not solely added almost 5 million subscribers within the final three months, nevertheless it has a brand new UI coming for its TV apps within the second half of this yr. It is described as bringing video playback “ahead” into the searching expertise, however there’s not far more element obtainable. At CES in January, director of company communications and know-how Cliff Edwards informed us that it is trying to put web TV on the identical footing as cable, and a brand new method of utilizing its apps might do quite a bit to assist that.
We’re questioning if Netflix might begin pushing stay streaming channels like conventional TV, or simply video previews that begin enjoying even earlier than you select what to observe. Netflix additionally plans to “evolve” to utilizing HTTPS as an alternative of HTTP whereas shopping and watching — good for protecting your credentials protected on shady hotspots and probably retaining your boss from figuring out simply how a lot you’ve got been streaming at work.