Netflix on Xbox One looks horrid...

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#1 Edited by The-Apostle (12143 posts) -

My God, man... I thought Netflix on Windows 8 was bad... I'm not sure who in their right mind would make an app look like Windows 8 anyway. Windows 8 works great as an OS. But not as an app.

#2 Edited by WG_McFartypants (218 posts) -

I want to argue with you, but I can't even figure out what you're saying.

#3 Posted by XxSpitzerXx (13 posts) -

I think he may be referring to the UI of the Netflix app itself?

#4 Posted by DarthGumballs (194 posts) -

Looks fine to me, no different than Netflix looks on other devices. If you want horrible, look at Netflix on a Wii.

#5 Edited by The-Apostle (12143 posts) -

@darthgumballs said:

Looks fine to me, no different than Netflix looks on other devices. If you want horrible, look at Netflix on a Wii.

In what way does it look the same? Netflix on 360/PS3 looks FAR better. I can actually find what I want on those devices. Haven't seen it on PS4 though....

Also, last time I used Netflix on Wii U it was slightly better than the Xbox One version.

#6 Posted by magicalclick (22374 posts) -

Don't know about the GUI, but, the Netflix movie player sucks, no preview when I slide my progress forward, actually I cannot even slide the progress, crap.

#7 Posted by EmpiresDownfall (44 posts) -

I use Netflix and Hulu on my smart tv, so I dont have to have my consoles on all day (I dont have cable) lol.

#8 Edited by donalbane (16177 posts) -

There's a test video on Netflix... I forget the name of it but you can Google it. It shows how much bandwidth you are getting and the resolution/sound quality. I ran it on all my devices, and the Xbox One was getting the lowest bandwidth. If you complain to Xbox forums, they tell people to get a hold of Netflix, but it's clearly an Xbox One problem. The Xbox 360 gets decent bandwidth, but seemed capped at 720p. The PS4 had 108op, but not 5.1. As it stands, the PS3 gets the best bandwidth, video and audio options, so that's what I would recommend using for now. Of course, maybe they will fix it... but I have my doubts because they don't seem to even acknowledge the problem. I get sub HD all the time on the One while the same video looks great on PS3/PS4.

#9 Edited by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

ui i say not fan of it.

Either way netflix need get their thumb out of their ass and get some standards... I shouldn't move to my xbox to 360 to samsung t.v, sony t.v and website and each one looks different...

#10 Posted by The-Apostle (12143 posts) -

ui i say not fan of it.

Either way netflix need get their thumb out of their ass and get some standards... I shouldn't move to my xbox to 360 to samsung t.v, sony t.v and website and each one looks different...

Netflix said the reason the XBOX one looks the way it does is because Microsoft wants everything to look like Windows 8.

#11 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

ui i say not fan of it.

Either way netflix need get their thumb out of their ass and get some standards... I shouldn't move to my xbox to 360 to samsung t.v, sony t.v and website and each one looks different...

Netflix said the reason the XBOX one looks the way it does is because Microsoft wants everything to look like Windows 8.

netflix also lets companies to whatever hell they want to their own product.

#12 Posted by The-Apostle (12143 posts) -

I'm getting used to it but nothing beats Netflix on PS360.

#13 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2559 posts) -

Netflix has sucked on Xbox for a long, long time. Ever since they started the automatic play everytime you clicked on something, I started using it on other platforms.

#14 Edited by BattleSpectre (5953 posts) -

Stick to PS360.

#15 Edited by sukraj (21902 posts) -

I Netflix on my ipad.

#16 Posted by always_explicit (2655 posts) -

The only thing I dont understand is why they have made it so unbearable to use with voice commands. Repeating next page several times just to browse is very frustrating. If kinect is as integral to the X1 as M.S would have us believe they could really do with giving Netflix a complete overhaul. The problem is, with the amount of content in an app like netflix, devoting so much space to tiled pictures of individual programs isnt particularly effective. I want as much information spread across as few pages as possible. Aesthetically It looks good, practically it leaves a great deal to be desired.

4OD has a similar design but is far easier to use with voice commands and a controller. Whilst it does have less content its still sizeable.

#17 Edited by The-Apostle (12143 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

Netflix has sucked on Xbox for a long, long time. Ever since they started the automatic play everytime you clicked on something, I started using it on other platforms.

They stopped doing that on 360 when the Xbox One came out. Now the 360 version functions a lot like the PS3 version, just without a decent remote (like the Blu-Ray remote). God, I miss the PS3... :(

#18 Posted by donalbane (16177 posts) -

Stick to PS360.

PS3 has higher resolution, 5.1 surround sound AND 3D movies, if you have a comparable TV. Plus, that 'ASK MAX' feature that helps you find a film to watch is entertaining and surprisingly useful. So PS3 is best if you have decent internet, surround sound or a 3D TV.

#19 Edited by freakinFreddy (12 posts) -

@The-Apostle:

Seriously! I thought the same exact thing the first time i opened it up! I was like what the fu%#?!?!?

#20 Edited by Ribstaylor1 (436 posts) -

Well I can assure you that the netflix APP sucks balls on just about every platform it is on. I hate it on the ps3. Want a full content list? Nope. Want to search something and look at more then 10 results? Nope. want to search a particular genre? Nope. Instead you get a set of side scrolling lists with headings like what's popular on facebook or gay and lesbian movies. Most of the time more then half of each list is all ready on another of the side scrolling lists you've all ready looked at. I do enjoy their shows like house of cards but for god sakes the system they implement top find the content available is horrible.