Ok how to navigate netflix using voiceover. This is useful for anyone who has gotten frustrated trying to use netflix. Or if you know a blind person who uses the iphone and has tried netflix but got frustrated with it as well.
I want to thank those who gave me the hints to figure this out from the netflix app discussion here on applevis.
This is just how I found to do it. And it works reliably so I thought I would share it to help others.
The posts under the netflix weren't very clear for me. So I hope this helps those who were as confused as I was.
If it doesn't I apologize for wasting your time if I did.
This was tested using the latest version of netflix and on an iphone 3gs As that is the only model I have.
You do not have to turn off voiceover at all.
When in a list of movies under a heading or really whereever you are on the screen.
To move forward two or three movies. Simply double tap with one finger and hold for like a second or two on the right side of the screen and drag your finger across the screen to the left. This brings up the next two or three movies/tv listings.
To see the previous movie listings simply double tap with one finger and hold on the left side of the screen and drag your finger across the screen to the right.
To see the next screen of netflix. Double tap and hold one finger at the bottom of the screen then drag to the top of the screen.
To see the previous screen on netflix. Double tap with one finger on the top of the screen and drag down your finger to the bottom of the screen.
Of course you lift each finger when you finish dragging it.
To navigate each screen dragging your finger across the screen seem to be better than flicking it as you know what is actually on the screen.
When you see an item on the screen that you want and you get to it simply double tap. If it is something with episodes it will open a new screen and you can navigate this screen with the up and down screen options I listed above.
When you on an episdoe you want more info about simply double tap the name of that episode. Navigate back up the screen to where the description is and it will show you the description for that episode.
If you want to play an episode oout of the line that netflix does play episode after episode. Let's say netflix is on ep 6 and you want to watch ep 9. Simply move down the screens until the ep you want is shown. And find the play button and double tap it. Netflix will reorient itself to that episode I think if I recall correctly.
now for the player screen.
When a video is playing. the Screen will switch the play pause and rewind options off. To have them redisplay simply double tap with one finger on the screen. The phone will be in landscape mode at this point.
When the items are showing you can simply find the option you want at the bottom of the landscape screen and double tap it.
I find split tapping seems to work in some cases.
The two items at the top of the screen when these options are showing is done and languages.
languages seems to have to deal with close captiioning and uaudio.
The items on the bottom of the screen from left to right are
rewind play/pause a scrubber selection thign that i can't figure out how to use. And something that says remaining.
That really is all there is too it.
I sure hope this helps someone.
done of course stops a video.
I think netflix makes items move across or up and down the screen as you wish. It is a strange way of doing it. But now that I know how I actually like the app.
And I hope this helps some of you who may still be stuck as I was.
As for how netflix does things. As I stated above. Dragging your finger all the way one direction will move the display to what direction you wish to move it. But it seems you don't have to drag all the way up or down or right or left. You can also go half way or a quarter of the way. the items will still move. Interesting concept.
but if you drag all the way you get a lot more new info on the screen. If you only drag a little of the way new items show but not as many.