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scotty321

This is OKAY, but it has a few major limitations:

1. You can't see your entire queue -- just the first 10 entries in your queue.

2. You can't re-order your queue, one of the major things I like to do when I'm on the road, talking to people about movies, and realizing which ones need to be put higher in my queue.

shoobe01

Its also excessively hard to get to. There's no need for the mobile folder. They can detect mobile browsers and redirect.

I am still in my first session, but hope that I don't have to sign on each time. Phone, not PDA, so quite harrowing to type my email address.

A workaround for re-order is that you can search for anything, and it'll say 'in q' so you know. Then, you can move to top if you want. Not ideal, but not bad. I don't think I want to be scrolling thru my 500 items, though. Of course, I'll be an edge case for NF. They still say averag queue is like 32, right?

Clunky type. Way bigger than other mobile sites these days. Could fit a lot more on the screen with better (slicker) design.

Paco

mobile.netflix.com seems to work as well.

Meg

For the sake of the rest of us in the theater, please don't whip your cell phones and PDAs out after the lights have gone down so you can fiddle with your Netflix queue.

Thank you,
The Management

kaveh

great job, NF team ... as with any first mobile site, there's room for improvement, but the fact is that you now have mobile presence.

cheers.

Michelle

WISH IT WERE POSSIBLE TO VIEW A MOVIE ON THE PDA . I'M A LITTLE DISSAPOINTED TO SAY THE LEAST IN THE FUCTIONALLITY OF A PHONE/COMPUTER

Dan

Any way to view your "DVD Rental Activity" list? I suffer from CRS so when I'm out and about and someone asks me "seen any movies lately" being able to bring up that list would be very helpful! :)

Bocho

Incomplete!!! It will be awesome if you could add movies to your watch instantly queue.

cell phone plan

this is so cool that netflix did this. I will have to check it out.

Carla

Mobile site is a secure site and therefore I am unable to login on my mobile... I have tryed multiple times with no luck. I go right back to the sign in page. Major bummer.

Allison Lansberry

Netflix emailed me a link to their mobile site, tried it twice & it shut down my phone

Cell phone locator

It's a general trend that people will use mobile devices to browse the internet, so have a mobile site is very important.

Nate

I have built a mobile site to interface with Netflix. It includes features for your instant queue.

www.nomadflicks.com

Because of the way the Netflix API authenticates, I have found it will work on certain phone browsers and not others, depending on how they support javascript.

Any feedback would be appreciated!

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