At a Glance
- Simple to use and install; manage your Netflix queue from within Chrome
- You can’t manage your instant queue; needs more tools to reorder queue
Manage your Netflix queue from within Google Chrome.
Basic: $9.99/mo; Standard: $15.49/mo; Premium: $19.99/mo. 1-disc rental: $9.99/mo; 2-disc rental: $14.99/mo; 3-disc rental: $19.99/mo
If you’re a Netflix customer, you likely spend a lot more time
on the Netflix site than you mean to do. Between searching for
movies, adding them, and seeing what’s on your list, you can spend
as much time puttering around the Netflix queue as you would
queuing up for the latest blockbuster. What’s a busy cinephile to
Google Chrome users, Netflix Queue solves the problem for you
neatly. It’s a free Chrome extension that lets you view the DVDs in
your Netflix queue. You can see what you have at home, search for
DVDs and add them to your queue, read movie synopses, and more. And
you can do all that without getting sucked into Netflix
itself–just use the extension instead.
Install the Netflix Queue extension into Chrome, and it shows up
as an icon in the upper right of the browser window. Click the icon
to see your queue and get access to it. Click any DVD title to see
detail. Click the up arrow to move any DVD to the top of the queue.
Click Search to search for a DVD, and when you find one you want,
click to add it to your queue.
Netflix Queue could use some advanced features, notably the
ability to view your Instant Queue. And its tools for managing your
queue are basic. You can move a DVD to the top of the queue, but
other than that you can’t reorder the queue.
Still, these are relatively small drawbacks. Chrome users who
are also Netflix customers will find it a big help.