Netflix Announces Changes to Instant Queue

Aug 22, 2013

Netflix announced that it will trade in the familiar "Instant Queue" for the "My List" feature to no small amount of consternation. (Slate already published an article on how to get your Instant Queue back.) For its part, Netflix says, "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."

How, exactly, is that any different than the Instant Queue? Good question. The first, and most notable change, is that Netflix will now sort your list based on what it thinks you're most likely to want to watch. You can also order your own list (like you may have done with your DVD queue).

Netflix will also now tell you when new episodes have been added to a series, or when it is about to expire (features that are not available on all devices right now). The roll out of My List started on August 21 and will continue over the coming weeks.