Wouldn't everyone here like the ability to have equal access to Netflix on all platforms, not just Apple TV? I sure would, but it doesn't look like that will be happening soon.
While the app has gotten better since the last Applevis podcast went over some "workarounds" to be used until the app became more accessible, this is not enough.
As with the Amazon Echo and their recent accessibility app updates, I reached out to them and they were prompt with fixing these issues? Netflix? We need an applevis accessibility campaign regarding this. The app is still random about some things with VoiceOver--sometimes I can't double tap something in the "continue watching for" area. The workaround for that is to go to search, type the show in, double tap it and then press play. This is too much work.
Then, to add insult to injury, browsing shows is simply a pain. Under "Trending Now" or any others like this on the main Netflix page once signed in, good luck double tapping a show to get to it's show page. YOu have to scroll to it since VoiceOver isn't actually focused on it when you flick. In most cases, however, you'll pass the item in question while scrolling, meaning that once again you have to search. Unacceptable.
The iOS app in it's current state is not usable by beginner iOS users who prefer flicking, and when they double tap something, things happen. Even when you search, VoiceOver doesn't necessarily tel you that anything came up, you just have to drag your finger around and you'll land on one of the credit name links of the item you clicked, most likely. Have people reached out to Netflix like myself regarding these issues, or do most people stick with their awesome and accessible apple TV, content to leave iOS in the cold? Right now, it's looking like this is exactly the case. While I plan on getting a fourth gen apple TV for apps such as plutoTV, if I want to watch Netflix on the go, I can't really browse shows especially on the home page, I can't double tap on them all the time, even in continue watching. Oh, and when watching TV shows, in the player there is an episodes button. You can view the blerbs of each episode and play that episode right there. When you play the episode from that screen, the episodes button becomes dimbed. I'm sure it is only dimbed to VoiceOver, however.
What are your thoughts on these issues? Does everyone not care that you really can't easily get to your list of shows etc, making the "add to my list" link useless unless on an apple TV?
Lets all reach out to Netflix and see what we can do about this. Hopefully they'll fix what they broke on the apple TV Fourth Gen--surely enough people called about that one.