Netflix overhauling its TV user interface

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) began rolling out a new user interface for viewers who use its service on TV sets Wednesday morning. The update, which is limited to a handful of devices in the United States for now but will be rolled out more broadly and internationally eventually, is designed to give viewers more information about TV shows and movies they're browsing. Under the hood, the update represents some major changes and an abandonment of HTML5 for native applications built for the most common smart TV chipsets, according to a report in GigaOM. The update will be rolled out first to Playstations 3 and 4, Xbox 360s, Roku 3s and some recent smart TV and Blu-ray players. Read more

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