Showing posts with label Queue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Queue. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Introducing “My List” From Netflix

Today we’re happy to introduce “My List,” a new way to save titles to your own row on Netflix. Roll out of My List starts today and all our members worldwide will be able to enjoy it within the next two weeks.

Our members frequently tell us that they would love to be able to set aside some of the movies and shows they discover when browsing Netflix, so they can have an easy place to access them when they’re looking for TV shows and movies to watch.

Our U.S. members for years have had a feature called the Instant Queue. We’ve found through talking to our customers that though many people found it useful, we could still improve the experience.

We’ve designed a better way to help you easily find and watch those titles you picked to watch on Netflix and are happy to introduce “My List” to all our streaming members globally. With “My List” you can now quickly go to your own row or gallery on Netflix and instantly find those titles you already picked to watch.



Adding titles to “My List” is easy. Simply click “Add To My List” when viewing the details of a title on Netflix. You can add titles from all Netflix devices and your List appears across devices. You’ll see My List as a row, but you can also view your list in more detail in a gallery view.

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. 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.

However, if you’re very keen on ordering your own List, you can go back to your own order by going to “My List Management” in the “My Account” screen on the website. For all users with a current queue, you can also change this setting on the My List gallery page.

We have also added further details to the titles in your List to make it more informative. For example we will display a special tag for those TV series that have new seasons. We will also show a special call out if a title on your List will soon no longer be available on Netflix because our rights to stream it are set to expire. This feature is currently only available on the website but will be rolled out to more devices in the coming months.

If you never use “My List” or rarely watch from the related row, it will slowly drop lower on your Netflix screen so it doesn’t get in the way.

Enjoy “My List” from Netflix, now you’ve got a simpler and easier way to find something to watch.

Michael

Michael Spiegelman is director of product innovation at Netflix


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.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Discussion Thread: Your Queue

More or less? Sacrosanct page, simple and direct? or highly useful central core that steers your experience, and should it be packed with options, columns, and controls of various kinds. What should it do? How can it be simple yet more powerful? Is drag n' drop working for you? Sounds like various sorting options are highly desired. What else?

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Friends Sliders

Maybe I should have done this back in the beginning: a quick review of some of these Friends features. I apologize if this was too long in arriving.
Here is a somewhat typical Friends Slider:

Each one of your Friends gets one. It's a small window into their world. There are two main tabs on the top of this slider: Watched/Rated and Queue. Both of these tabs present movies in order of activity, that is, the order movies were watched or rated, the order they were added to a Queue (or reordered in that Queue). As you all have noticed, the Queue slider is not in Queue-order. The logic is that I like seeing what has recently interested my Friend, what they just added, just discovered, just moved, just rated. I'm not quite as interested in what they have at the number 5 spot. What's at that spot also might sit around for some time. I like to see new stuff and this is the best way to reveal it.


But, of course, it's fun to know what's in their Queue too. What they have at home. (Well, if they have it at home, that will show up as a little notice on top of the box art in the slider [see photo in this para], but even so...) On the far left part of the slider is a little info about your Friend. Notice here are two bits of information that are also links (I've circled them in the top image in the first para). This shows the number of rated movies and the number of movies in the Queue -- but if you click on either, you go to your Friends' page. Here you can see their full Queue (in a presentation that will be much more familiar), or all their movie ratings. There is a drop down menu of variations on their movie ratings, and the one I like the most is "Movies in Common." (It is also the page you see if you click on their "% Similarity To You" back on the slider). This page shows their ratings of movies side by side with your ratings of movies that you have also seen. It's a quick way to gauge your taste similiarity for yourself, or to rate a bunch of movies if you haven't.


The sidebar you get with your Friends is pretty similiar to the one you get for any reviewer you want to check out - except you can't see reviewer's Queues. With Friends, you can.

I hope this clears up a few questions about these features. Let me know if this makes more sense or if you have further need of explanation.

Drag and drop Queue

Hi - I'm Meghan and I've noticed some posts on here about drag and drop Queue. It was great to see that so many of you like the feature. Thanks for pointing out the bug with the announcement. We're working on a fix for that so that you won't have to keep seeing it.

One thing you could help with in particular - do you find that you still use the numbers to reorder, or just the drag/drop? [If you could include the # of movies in your Queue with your comment, that would be great. Thx]