Monday, January 17, 2011

Removing "Add to DVD Queue" from Streaming Devices

Hi there, it’s Jamie Odell, director of product management at Netflix, with an update for members who add DVDs to their Queue from the device they use to watch instantly. We’re removing the “Add to DVD Queue” option from streaming devices. We’re doing this so we can concentrate on offering you the titles that are available to watch instantly. Further, providing the option to add a DVD to your Queue from a streaming device complicates the instant watching experience and ties up resources that are better used to improve the overall streaming functionality. This change does not impact the Netflix Web site, where most members manage their DVD Queues.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Connecting with your friends on Netflix

Hi, Tom Willerer here, Director of Product Management. I'm part of a dedicated team at Netflix exploring new ways for members to connect with their friends to find interesting TV shows and movies to watch.

Two years ago we launched a program for Netflix members to share their ratings on Facebook. Very few of you have signed on for this so we’re pulling it back today to regroup, which includes testing new concepts, and ultimately finding a more appealing program for all of our members. The testing will start with getting our members connected to Facebook and in the coming months we'll add new ways for our members to find interesting TV shows and movies to watch based on friends' recommendations.

Stay tuned and thanks for your support.