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Netflix rolls out My List feature for personalised show queuing

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Wed Aug 21 2013, 14:01
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TV AND MOVIE STREAMING SERVICE Netflix started rolling out a feature called My List on Wednesday that lets users create personalised viewing queues.

We already knew that the feature was coming, as Netflix told The INQUIRER in June that a watchlist feature would be coming to the service at some point this year, allowing users to bookmark their favourite shows. At the time, Netflix told us that it had not yet decided on a name for the feature, although today has announced that it will be called "My List".

The feature is ideal for those with a poor memory, as if you stumble across a show that you want to watch later you can now add it to My List, rather than forgetting all about it.

To do so, simply click on "Add To My List" when viewing the details of a TV show or movie, which can be done both online and within Netflix apps. Once done, selected titles will be displayed in a new, personalised list within the service, and the order can be rejigged from the Settings menu.

Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt said, "My List is another ongoing effort to improve the Netflix experience. With My List, our members now have an easier way to remember TV programmes and films they discovered on Netflix to watch later."

This introduction of My List comes just weeks after Netflix added Profiles to its service. This lets multiple Netflix viewers that share one account set up individual spaces on the service so that fans of Breaking Bad can avoid their housemate's Hilary Duff related recommendations.

Netflix started rolling out the feature in the UK today, but it is not yet showing on our devices. The firm said it will be available to all within the next two weeks. µ

 

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