Something has changed on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service: Netflix’s rival has finally updated its user interface. On the agenda: a more readable home menu and more intuitive navigation. Enough to make you want to discover or rediscover this catalog, which has a few hidden gems…
Amazon Prime subscribers who regularly use the Prime Video streaming service have been waiting for this for a long time. The interface has finally been renewed! It is much simpler and more efficient, and navigation is more intuitive. You can enjoy it on your Amazon Fire TV Lite and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. The Prime Video app on 4K UHD TVs and connected projectors is also concerned. Network media players aren’t left out either. Whether you own a Xiaomi Mi Tv Box S 4K, Google Chromecast Ultra or an Apple TV. Note that the mobile app for iOS and Android, as well as the web interface, also get a restyling.
Prime Video: new home page
The new Prime Video home page features 4 main sections: All Audiences, Movies, Series and Sports. The scrolling banner at the top and the suggested programs below change according to the chosen theme. This makes it much easier and faster to access the desired content.
Like Netflix, original content and exclusives are promoted in the first row of programs. Each thumbnail enlarges when you hover over it to reveal the genre and the recommended viewing age of the movie or series.
Underneath, Prime Video also offers a list of the 10 most popular titles of the moment. Scrolling down, you can find the movies and series you’re currently watching, as well as recommendations. After that come movies and series organized by theme or genre.
The Sport section offers a number of series on the world of sport, included in the subscription. It also provides access to the Ligue 1 Pass to follow the French soccer championship matches.
Note that free and paid content is no longer mixed but distinct. They are organized by service (OCS, MGM…), following the contents organized by genre. They can also be found in the store, accessible from the new side menu.
A new vertical side menu has been added to the interface. It offers direct access to the Search, Home, Shop and My Stuff features.
The searchbar offers a shortcut to different genres as well as specific thematic collections. Of course, text search is still available. The upper part of the screen even offers suggestions as you type.
The Store includes all the paid content. Its home page offers four categories: All Viewers, Buy or Rent, Channels and Deals.
The Buy or Rent tab mostly offers movies available in SD, HD or even UHD. The Channels tab groups all subscriptions to complementary services such as the Ligue 1 Pass (Football), OCS, Salto, Starzplay, MGM, Mangas, etc.
The My Stuff tab contains the user’s favorite movies and series as well as subscriptions. Watch Party is also available here. This feature allows several subscribers to watch the same program simultaneously and remotely.
With this new interface, Prime Video is finally getting up to speed with the competition. In addition to a more appealing look, it now offers better ergonomics with a much more intuitive navigation. Ideal to enjoy gems like Tales from the Loop, Electric Dreams or The Man in the High Castle, while waiting for the release of the highly anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power…
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