The Netflix app on the Apple TV has now been updated to adopt the new UI for the default media player. With tvOS 15, which was introduced in September Apple redesigned the plater with larger titles and more information.
A user on Twitter spotted the change earlier this week and the new UI was present in version 2.1.23 of the Netflix app.
With the new player UI, it is no longer possible to swipe down while media is playing to access settings for sound, language and subtitles. Other apps such as HBO Max have already been updated to support the tvOS 15 media player but apps such as BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime Video use their own.
Wow! Netflix has started to use the default Apple TV system video player 😮🤩 pic.twitter.com/QNd4CTwTKm
— Noah Evans 🇺🇦 (@ThisIsNoahEvans) April 13, 2022