How to supercharge your Netflix watch list


Watch it your way.
Watch it your way.
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It was a good day when Netflix added My List to the list of awesome features it has to allow us to watch anything we want on our TV, computer, or game console. It lets us all keep track of what we want to watch while helping corral the overwhelming amount of distracting movies and TV shows on offer.

However, Netflix still wants to manage what you watch; My List is ordered by some magic Netflix algorithm that makes sure it puts movies it wants you to see up front.

Switch your Netflix My List queue to Manual sorting, then move some stuff around, and you’ll supercharge your Netflix watch list in no time.

Here’s how.

Log into Netflix and then hover your mouse over your profile name in the upper-right of the web page. Click on Your Account in the resulting drop-down menu.

Next, scroll down to the Your Profile section and click on Order in My List. This will take you to the page where you can switch from Netflix’s chosen sorting to your own.

Now, click on My List from the Browse menu and you’ll see a new My List page, one that lets you drag individual videos up and down in the list to order them yourself.

Simply click on the horizontal drag bar on the left or right side of any of the videos in your list and drag it up to the position in your list that you’d like it at. I try to keep the list in order of which ones I want to see next.

If you want to instantly boost a video to the top of your list, simply click on the Move to Top link over on the right-hand side of the screen.

Unfortunately, there’s not much else you can do in the way of sorting; the only extension that let you customize and automate this a bit no longer works.


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