Is it hot in here or is it just our new look?
Summer’s not quite over yet, but we just couldn’t wait until the fall TV premieres to share our brand new video player.
The new player is now a sleeker, chromeless and friendlier interface—and it puts the shows you love at center stage. We’ve been sweating the details so that you can enjoy this summer relaxing with your favorite show as you fire up that grill in the backyard.
The new 10-second rewind, for example, allows you to quickly jump back and re-watch punchlines until you’ve got ‘em memorized. And when you pause the player to save your burgers from getting burnt to a crisp, we remind you of what you were watching and how much time is left to watch.
After your heroic stunt, think you might want to watch something else? You can easily browse more videos inside the player without stopping what you’re already watching with a new feature called Up Next.
We’ve also simplified settings by organizing them all in one place. Closed captions, pop-out player, and lower lights are all in one nifty spot. Not only that, but we select the best quality video for your bandwidth so you don’t have to worry about it.
When the show wraps up, what’s next is now a simpler decision—or no decision at all, if you like. Sit back and watch what we suggest or click through the player for something else you’ve been craving.
So relax with a cold beer or ice cream and your guiltiest pleasure on our new player. Make sure to let us know what you think! We are always looking to do whatever we can to bring the best experience possible.
But you still have to buy the ice cream.