Netflix is rolling out a visual update for Apple TV users. With a new version of its app, the company now makes the tvOS 15 player available on its platform when you watch a TV show, movie, stand-up, documentary, or other visual content.
Update 2.1.23 started rolling out a few days ago (via Reddit), and thanks to Apple TV’s automatic update system, it should already appear for Netflix users. With tvOS 15, TV show and movie titles appear in large print in the lower left area of the screen when the progress bar is presented.
Episode titles appear in small print just above the series name. A new information button also appears, which is a visual cue for the content details page where you can restart an episode, browse more episodes, and view video descriptions.
That said, Netflix is another streaming service that no longer includes a swipe interface to manage video language, subtitles, and audio output settings thanks to the tvOS 15 interface.
Not only that, but with this new interface, Netflix finally supports the new Siri Remote, launched alongside the 2021 Apple TV 4K.
Paramount+ and HBO Max are among the streaming services that also use Apple’s native player for Apple TV.
Unfortunately, Netflix still does not offer compatibility with the TV app or recent features released by Apple with tvOS 15.4.
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