My List: Netflix UK finally adds watchlist function
James R | On 21, Aug 2013
It’s not the most imaginative title, but My List has been something Netflix UK users have been dreaming of for months: a way to add things to a watchlist for future viewing. Now, it’s finally been added to the streaming service.
What did you use to do when you found something to watch? Stick a Post-It note to the telly? Email it to yourself only to have it buried in the black hole of your inbox? Write it on your arm?
No more. Say goodbye to those weird looks on the train because you wrote THE KILLING and CARE BEARS in red biro on your wrists.
The My List functionality allows users to queue up TV shows and movies directly on your Netflix account – just add it to “My List” on your phone or computer. Then, you’ve got a handy list added to the screen on your mobile (or, on your computer, a pretty gallery) that lets you load up your wishlist at a click.
“My List is another example of our ongoing effort to improve the Netflix experience,” says Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt. “With My List, our members now have an easy way to remember TV programmes and films they discovered on Netflix to watch later.”
To add titles to My List, simply click “Add To My List” when viewing the details of a title on Netflix. After adding several titles, the unique Netflix recommendation technology will present those titles a member is most likely to want to watch up front.
Additional data makes My List more informative, initially on the website only but soon across devices. Annotations will highlight if new seasons are available for a TV series and a callout will appear if a title will soon no longer be available because streaming rights are set to expire.
The move follows the introduction of Netflix Profiles, which allow you to set up multiple personal accounts with individual recommendations based on viewing histories. Each profile will now also have its own My List.
Two new innovations within as many weeks? You get the feeling Netflix are really trying to improve the service – not to mention buy up any possible original TV concept to make into a series.
All that for £5.99 per month? We’re not complaining.
Netflix UK’s My List is being introduced from today – it’ll pop up on your account at some point in the next two weeks.