The new feature, called “My List,” is rolling out to all users worldwide over the next two weeks.
My List will sit in the top row of your Netflix home screen, pushing the top 10 suggested titles section one row down.
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communications VP Steve Swasey writes: "As watching instantly becomes a more prominent part of the Netflix service, our goal is to have all of our streaming content licensed for all of our partner devices.
Netflix is making another big push into personalization for streaming users with a new “watch it later” queue that automatically sorts titles based on your viewing preferences.
We are planning a round of exploration of simpler, more natural “remember” functionality.” Netflix has been using its Instant Queue ever since it started its Watch Instantly offering in January 2007.
The current Instant Queue, by comparison, lists items based on when you’ve added them to your list, with newly queued items at the bottom.
Reports originally said the vacating titles were from Warner Bros, but it turns out the majority were “older features that were aggregated by Epix,” a Netflix spokesman said this afternoon.
Epix’s two-year exclusive deal with the streaming service expired in September; content from Epix — owned by Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM — also streams on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The Instant Queue also used to be the only way to watch Netflix videos on many devices, but most platforms have switched to a more universal approach in recent months, offering users the ability to browse the entire Netflix catalog as well as search for specific titles.
(Check out a video comparing Netflix UIs on different devices below.) However, there is still a number of legacy devices that depend on the more simplified Instant Queue approach, so we shouldn’t expect it to completely disappear overnight.