Neoflix  

Netflix is rolling out a new TV UI for their homegrown software, which is used by many streaming devices, TVs, etc. Pretty much everything except Xbox and Apple TV.

It’s pretty, and the use of wide-ratio posters instead of box art will likely get a lot of attention among designers. But this is what caught my eye:

We also added a shorter, more descriptive synopsis

This is a great sign for a user-service oriented company. They made the decision that their UI needed a shorter text description, and updated their massive content library to enable that.

Most of their competitors would have told the design team to make it work with the data they had.

 
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Boxee

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