Netflix Changes Movie Page Setup, Users Freak Out

Have you noticed Netflix’s new movie information page? A lot of other people have. The new, cleaner layout rearranges the user interface a bit, and removes social features from movie pages–you can’t see which of your friends have watched, rated, or reviewed that particular movie. Is this a good move, or a terrible one?

Users had their say on Netflix’s blog. The entry announcing the change currently has 449 comments, and commenters on that page claim that the first 150 comments were removed.

Here’s the new layout, if you haven’t logged in to Netflix in the past week:

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This redesign is helping Netflix phase out community features, like friends’ ratings and lists. If you use Netflix, are these useful to you? Do you like the new changes hate them, or do you even care?

What Do You Think of the New Netflix Movie Information Pages? [Hacking Netflix]
New Movie Details Page Rolled Out [Netflix Official Blog]