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Netflix removes the "add DVD to queue" functionality from streaming devices

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Just when most subscribers were getting comfy in using the Netflix app on various devices to not only watch streaming movies, but some out there rely on it to manage their DVD rental queue as well.

However, the company recently announced yesterday that they're removing the “add DVD to queue” functionality from all streaming devices – targeting things like the iPhone and iPad apps. Now it's rather difficult to say how this will affect current users, since we'd assume that a decent amount of them are more than likely browsing through which streaming content to watch.

Although Netflix didn't provide a solid reason as to why they're removing that functionality, it seems that you'll have to rely on using your web browser to accomplish this task. Still, there are tons of third party applications available on various mobile platforms that will likely still offer the “add DVD to queue” function.

source: Netflix via WP Central

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posted on 18 Jan 2011, 13:05

1. vzwservesmewell (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 May 2010)


Netflix! Get a move on it with the Android Platform Please!!!!! There are only a few of us waiting to stream to our Droids....

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 13:19

2. LionStone (Posts: 445; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


yea, just a few of us... :)

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 13:27

3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I can kind of see why. I'm sure it's cheaper for the company to stream video rather than send out DVDs. So instead of giving the option, it forces people to just view from their device.

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 13:35

4. oz (unregistered)


Just a few few of us.......

posted on 18 Jan 2011, 13:46

5. remixfa. (unregistered)


concidering that most season finales and "important episodes" are DVD only, i wouldnt put too much stock in that. They want you to be on the DVD package. an extra 2 or 3 bux by a few million subscribers is a lot of money. its probably some sort of compatability thing. they need to bring the same functionality to every platform, as right now u can do certain things on one and not on another.

also, an option to turn OFF HD on xbox live would be greatly appreciated. :) I love HD but its annoying that it flips back from HD to regular and back during an episode. you can do it on the computer but not the console. OK, im off my soap box.. lol

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