The next time you settle in to watch '90s sitcoms or gritty dramas about meth dealers on Netflix, you'll probably notice that the website has an all new video player. Redesigned from the ground up, the new player began to roll out to users late Wednesday.
In addition to a fresh new look, the new player adds an episode navigation button to the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. By hovering over the button, you can now easily get information about previous and upcoming episodes of a television show right from the player. Click one of the episodes and it will immediately start playing.
The new player seems to come with performance improvements, too. While navigating within or between episodes or movies, we experienced noticeably snappier response times.
Looks like we've finally found a Netflix change we can get behind.