Managing a Netflix queue can be a time consuming task. Searching for movies and TV shows to add to your DVD queue and instant queue takes a long time in itself. Trying to sort, organize and delete movies and TV shows in your Netflix queue can take forever if you do it in your web browser window. Fortunately, there are Netflix queue managers that will make managing your queue faster and easier.
Queued is open-source software that enables you to manage your Netflix queue. In Queued, you can search for movies, view synopses, see which DVDs you have at home, add movies to either your DVD or instant streaming Netflix queue and organize your queue, even while offline. When you get online again, Queued will sync your changes back to Netflix. You can send items to the top of your queue, click and drag Netflix DVDs and instant streaming movies and TV shows or manually type in a different queue number. You can also delete entries, rate shows and click “Play” to watch instant streaming movies and TV from your Netflix queue. This Netflix queue manager does not show DVD availability. If you want to see which DVDs are on long wait or short wait, open your queue in a browser window. Queued works in Windows, Mac and Linux environments and requires Adobe Air 1.5 or higher to install.
Netflix Queue is a free extension for the Google Chrome web browser. To install the extension, simply open it in your Chrome browser. Once installed, Netflix Queue places an icon in the Google Chrome toolbar. You can click on the icon to view your Netflix DVD queue, your saved DVDs and your DVDs at home and send items to the top of your queue. You can also read movie and TV plot synopses and search for and add DVDs to your Netflix queue. You can also see the availability of DVDs, but DVDs on long wait or short wait might appear as “Available Now.” Netflix Queue does not support the Netflix instant streaming queue. Netflix Queue works in Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista and 7.
iNeedFlix is a free Netflix queue manager for the Mac. iNeedFlix allows you to rearrange movies and TV shows in your Netflix queue by drag and drop. You can easily delete DVDs and instant content from your queue. You can also move your Netflix queue from one account or profile to another. You can view the DVDs in your queue, as well as their plot synopses and availability. You can see which DVDs you’ve rented most recently and which DVDs you have at home.
For more ideas on this topic, read How to Stream Netflix Movies and TV on an HDTV and How to Stream Netflix Movies and TV in Windows Media Center.