Netflix has launched a brand new web video player that remains powered by Microsoft Silverlight platform.
The company highlighted the new features:
• The size of the controls now scales, making it easier to use the player on large screens, for example if you connect your computer to your TV
• Similarly, the player will scale down to smaller windows, which is useful if you want to watch something while working in another window. Also, the video now stretches to the full window in the browser
• Full screen mode now has all the features of browser mode so you can view season/episode information and change to the next episode when watching a TV show
• Pausing the video now shows more information about the title
In our new player, we’ve consolidated controls into one line. We’re also using icons instead of words. This might take a little time to get used to, but we think it will be intuitive once you start using the controls. Perhaps the biggest change is to the ‘Back to Browse’ option, which used to sit at the bottom right of the old control bar.