Netflix will now offer you video previews of the different titles available. The company says that the video previews will quickly highlight the story, characters and tone of a title thus enabling users to make a more confident decisions of weather to go ahead and indulge in the title. Previously the company used landscape mode preview images but when the company originally used DVD cover art when it launched streaming back in 2007.
“For starters, video previews aren’t teasers or traditional trailers. They are specially designed video synopses that help members make faster and more confident decisions by quickly highlighting the story, characters and tone of a title.”
The video previews were launched by Netflix yesterday 6th November, 2016. As of now Netflix is rolling out the feature to most game consoles and Roku devices. This will be the first bunch of devices to access the new feature. Eventually Netflix will roll the feature to other streaming devices including smart TVs in the coming months. The following is the statement from Netflix in regard to this:
“These previews launch globally today and will become available on eligible devices over the next few weeks. They will be available on Netflix enabled devices, which includes the majority of game consoles and Roku devices, with smart TVs and others getting updated in the coming months.”
Netflix is in a journey to revamp the user experience on its app. It was only last week that the company introduced offline viewing of some of its titles. This was beneficial to individuals who might not have internet connection installed in their premises. They could simply download the movies or titles they would like to watch when they are connected to free Wi-Fi connection. Netflix even went ahead to allow users to choose whether they would like to download their titles in either Standard or Higher video quality. This is especially useful to individuals who are watchful of their data bundles.