Even though some time back Netflix fixed their interface exactly as I wanted them to do it, and within hours after I asked them to (see this), they have now developed a new web interface to their site that many people appear to hate. I tend to agree with the haters.

What I found is that when I view it with Google Chrome the site breaks in about a half second and I can’t see a thing. Then, when it comes back it looks much like their on-Roku inteface, which is OK, but requires mouse movements that I find unnatural and annoying. And, mostly, impossible to use. At this point, it would almost be easier to re-up with Blockbuster and physically go there to see and rent the movies. It would take less time to do that than to navigate through this new Netflix interface.

My new wishlist for Netflix interface: 1) A CLI and 2)


  1. #1 Victor
    June 12, 2011

    I haven’t been having any issues with it, running Chrome on Vista. It even seems to render a bit quicker. Go figure.

  2. #2 Richard
    June 12, 2011

    Well, they haven’t screwed up the Canadian version yet, but all we have here is the “Instant Streaming”… no lists or real personalization possible for them to screw up.

  3. #3 Joseph
    June 13, 2011

    Netflix who? Oh, right, the company that tied its “instant viewing” to every plan (so even if they won’t let you use it, you can’t avoid paying for it) and to a now-abandonware bit of Microsoft-only software that took two years to support Mac and *still* doesn’t support Linux. Forget them. Go with Hulu and/or Amazon. Unlike Netflix, they *do* want Linux users’ money. šŸ™‚

  4. #4 Anonymous
    June 14, 2011

    ‘Linux user’s money’
    Have to admit, you got a laugh out of me with that one