MiniPlayer for Chromecast
PHONE & TABLET
In 2013 we released the Chromecast UI, which
enabled Chromecast users to browse for movies
and TV shows on their phones and tablets and
cast to a television.
The goal of this redesign was to create an experience that enables the user full control of the currently playing title while simultaneously browsing the Netflix catalogue. The MiniPlayer toggles between two modes, collapsed and expanded.
The purpose of the MiniPlayer is to allow control
over the video stream while allowing members to
still browses the Netflix catalog. A minimal set of
controls are displayed in order to maintain a small
Once a user needs to have finer control over the
video stream, they are able to go into a full screen
mode that provides affordances for scrubbing, subtitles,
volume, rating, and a number of other features.
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