HDTV Magazine
Welcome, Anonymous  •  Sign In  •  Register  •  Help

According to an article published by GigaOM, Netflix appears to be testing a new user interface designed specifically for children. Not only is the listed content limited to kid-friendly titles, it also makes it easier for youngsters to navigate. A scroll bar at the top of the screen shows individual characters, including kid favorites such as Big Bird, Barney, and Dora. Click on the character, and you get a screen showing large stills from each available episode with a minumum amount of text. It makes for a point-and-click selection that can help children find their own programs quickly and easily.

As the GigaOM article points out, Netflix has put up split-run tests in the past, so you may find a different arrangement on your account. In any case, Netflix deserves credit for investing in a different interface for children, and for recognizing the need to give them a safe and friendly place to find their own programs.

Posted by Alfred Poor, August 19, 2011 6:00 AM

More from Alfred Poor

» - Currently Reading

About Alfred Poor

Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.