Netflix is giving its TV interface a small refresh, refashioning its old row of categories into a “Category Hub” menu on the left rail that highlights genre recommendations tailored to your viewing habits.
Although Netflix’s UI often seems to change every time you load it, the Categories menu generally appeared below the Popular, Trending, and Continue Watching rows. As well as listing basic genres like comedy, action, horror, and so on, it also highlights collections based on the odd holiday (like Earth Day). Now, instead of just listing these categories in the same order for everyone, the top three choices will be customized to individual users.
It’s not clear, though, how specific Netflix is going to get with its recommendations.
The company uses these categories to recommend new content, but you can also load them manually if you like. However, based on the press release and images Netflix is sharing about its new Category Hub, it’s keeping its recommendations fairly broad and basic, and your experience of scrolling through the app’s usual rows will otherwise remain the same.