Import movies into your Netflix queue

So this post is a little different from the usual – think of it as market research.  I have it in mind to write a little app that lets you import a load of titles into your Netflix queue.  So if you have a subscription with, say, Blockbuster and you want to give Netflix a try, you could easily add the movies from your Blockbuster queue into your Netflix queue.

So the question is: is this worth doing?  Would people actually use it?

If you would, leave a comment.  If 50 people say ‘Yes’, then I’ll get started…

Monday, January 24th, 2011 eBusiness, Web Development

10 Comments to Import movies into your Netflix queue

  1. If you are talking about a desktop app, that would be awesome – particularly if it had import and export

  2. Joe on January 27th, 2011
  3. Well, I was thinking more of a web-based app; you’d save your Blockbuster queue as an HTML file (using Save Page in your browser) , then upload it to the web app, which would put those files in your Netflix queue.

    I’ll count that as one vote for ‘yes’ 🙂

  4. Iain on January 27th, 2011
  5. Yes!

  6. Aaron on March 9th, 2011
  7. Yes, I would definitely use this.

  8. Doug Archer on March 22nd, 2011
  9. Please do it!

  10. dalmuti on August 8th, 2011
  11. Yes please. Especially if it could be a simple list of titles in an excel file. I’m up against this problem now as I try to figure out how to get my Netflix DVD queue (downloaded from my DVD queue’s RSS feed since I cancelled DVDs) into my Instant queue, without having to click each of the hundred movies every now and then to see if they’re available on instant. The API is there, but I definitely don’t have time to dig into that right now!

  12. Brad on October 22nd, 2011
  13. I would love to see a local script for managing one’s queue. Recently, Netflix has begun randomly rearranging my instant queue! It would be great if I could export my queue after arranging it properly, and then re-import it any time something changes (or after making changes to the exported list myself).

    This option is far better than the current Netflix API things like Feedfliks (which charges for the useful features), and the same data should be available to the end user. External applications could sort the queue in a far superior way than the current options.

    Please consider writing a script/application or appending an existing one (such as the “Netflix Queue Sorter” Greasemonkey script or the “Netflix Addict” project on Sourceforge) to include both an export and import feature. Thank you.

  14. Jinx Dojo on December 28th, 2011
  15. Would like to migrate Blockbuster queue to Netflix. 🙂

  16. Jon Findley on February 18th, 2012
  17. I’m dying for an app like that. Jon

  18. Jon Findley on March 7th, 2012
  19. Yes PLEASE!!

  20. New to netflix on December 30th, 2013

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