Netflix has finally adapted its application on Apple TV to the guidelines of the Apple brand by opting for the native video player. For the user, this means a smoother experience and easier controls.
Netflix is bending to the rules of the Apple TV. The video streaming service has agreed to abandon its own video player to comply with the one of the Apple brand introduced with tvOS 15.
With its 2.1.23 update, Netflix replaces its player to take advantage of the native playback controls of the Apple TV. This will allow to enjoy a more intuitive fluid navigation, more ergonomics on the screen, but also the voice assistant Siri.
More info, but habits to resume
As spotted by Noah Evans on Twitter, several functions will appear as the adjustment of the appearance of subtitles from the application settings. Language, audio and subtitle controls will now take place at the content progress and playback bar (see left image in the tweet below).
Wow! Netflix has started to use the default Apple TV system video player ?? pic.twitter.com/QNd4CTwTKm
– Noah Evans ?? (@ThisIsNoahEvans) April 13, 2022
How to update your Netflix application?
Make sure you update your Apple TV with at least tvOS 15 installed and if possible tvOS 15.4 with the latest improvements (validating purchases from the Apple Watch, controlling an external camera in PinP, connecting to wi-fi networks requiring a browser, etc.)
Go to the App Store and search for Netflix. If you haven’t set up automatic updates on the Apple TV, you’ll probably see a message pop up. Always check the version number to make sure you have the latest. It should say 2.1.23.