Netflix Will Now Tell You What You Want to Watch First

/ Aug 21, 2013

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Netflix is replacing Instant Queue with a new feature called “My List,” which is set to roll out globally over the next few weeks.

Unlike Instant Queue, which allows users to manually save and sort movies and TV shows they want to watch later, My List will use Netflix’s recommendations technology to sort titles by what users are likely to want to watch first. “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,” said Michael Spiegelman, director of product innovation at Netflix, in a blog post.

My List will show up as its own row on the Netflix homepage, with users also having the option to access a “gallery view.” Those who do not want to have recommendations served to them will have the ability to turn the option off and manually sort.

In addition to the recommendations, Netflix has added several informative features to titles within the My List queue. According to Spiegelman, a special tag will appear to notify users that a new season of a TV show within their List has been added to Neflix. In addition, users will also know when a title within their queue is about to disappear from Netflix. This feature is currently only available on the Netflix site, but the company plans to roll it out across its apps in the coming months.

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