Netflix started tagging some of its trailers with a new logo around the start of May, and now it’s part of changes on the streaming movie service’s main website. The redesigned logo has replaced its predecessor at the top left, and the background is brighter than the last big redesign we can recall. A quick scan of apps on our various devices didn’t show any changes there, and company spokesman Joris Evers says simply “The updated logo is gradually appearing in more places.” So, are you as much of a fan of the new look as we are of The Magic School Bus?
Hop onto Netflix on your mobile and you won’t notice anything is off. Log on with your laptop, however, and you’ll be met with a new color palette — or, rather, a mostly desaturation of colors. Gone is the old logo, and in its place stands one that is subtly different, if not more modern. Nothing has fundamentally changed about the Netflix interface: you’re still presented with scrolling rosters of movies and a top-aligned menu. The background has changed from its darker predecessor to a lightly gray color, and the rest of the boxes and banners are now white. Among them all is a new Netflix logo, which drops the 3D design aspect for a flat (and shorter) rendition of the name. The streaming videos company hasn’t said anything official about this change, but it would seem the original design has finally passed away.