2005 - he Netflix Queue Manager is a drop-in replacement that seamlessly integrates into the standard Netflix queue page. It provides an interactive page with a much more efficient and effective set of controls that make queue management a breeze. Take a look at the features (* denotes features not found in the standard queue page):Move to top – move any item to the top of the queue (*without having to reload the entire page).Move to bottom* – move low priority items to the bottom of the queue with a single click.Drag and drop* – intuitively move any item to any position using drag-n-drop.Sort* – order the entire queue by star rating, title, genre, availability, and MPAA rating.Reverse* – reverse the current order of the queue (useful after a Sort).Shuffle* – randomly re-order the entire queue.Delete – mark any item for deletion with a single click (ok, so that’s not an enhancement).
I've always found it annoying that I couldn't see the DVD box images in my Netflix queue... The box images make it a little easier to remember what the title is about. Uswerscripts 2009
Netflix has tweaked its Instant Queue feature with My List, a new addition that automatically prioritizes movies and TV shows you might want to stream.The primary difference between Instant Queue and My List is the latter arranges the list so that the movies and TV shows you're most likely to watch rise to the top. The default sorting mode is automation. "After you’ve added several titles to your list, our technology will go to work and sort your List, presenting you with the titles you’re most likely to want to watch right up front," the company wrote on itsblog. "In our tests, most members really appreciated this automated sorting and it was much more useful than the manual sorting capability of the Instant Queue."
"This is about the interface of Netflix getting out of the way and allowing the user to connect with the movie or TV show," said Chris Jaffe, vice president of product innovation at Netflix.The biggest changes will come to the main Netflix page. If you stream using a Roku 3, for example, the gray background will be replaced by a black one, and when you make a selection, three large images from the movie or TV show will rotate. You'll also see a shorter description of the show, along with additional information, such as why Netflix recommended the movie or TV show or whether it's won any awards. If you've connected your Netflix account to Facebook, it will show you what shows your friends have watched.
Querying the Queue
Querying the Queue
Netflix Theme Week – In Media Res
Netflix users have long built apps and hacks to make
the queue perform as needed. Here, the 2005 user
created queue manager allows viewers to sort, drag
and drop… years before Netflix-itself develops the
The 2008 App iNeedFlix was developed by users to allow for
copying of queues to other profiles or saving the queue
completely outside of Netflix. The app allowed for viewers to
adopt one another’s queues in whole or portion
In 2009 Userscripts hosted a browser add-on
that allowed viewers to see the film box images
within their queue.
The visual icon has since become central the the netflix queue
redesign. In addition, the company has taken the bost step of
replacing the user managed Instant Queue with “My List,” as
queue in which “the movies and TV shows you're most likely to
watch rise to the top” The default sorting is automated.
It remains to be seen
automation of the
queue will be received
by viewers who have
performance of their
The company’s move
is in keeping with a
company that sees
itself as a media
producer, more than a
passive media retailer.
There is a longstanding tradition of users posting
images of their queues to online communities
including flickr, tumblr, and pinterest.
Users “perform” their knowledge and taste for their
Some published queues evidence a carefully curated
Others are posted as evidence of varied and eclectic
At times these post recreating the interactive
videostore interface. “ What should I watch next?”
asks this Tumblr user.
fesses up to the
qualities of her