How to Manage Your Queue on Netflix From an iPhone

by Joshua Phillips
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Originally starting as an online video rental service, Netflix has since evolved into one of the leading providers of digitally streaming entertainment. Netflix allows you to watch movies and television shows online not only from your PC but also from your mobile phones including the iPhone. The iPhone version of Netflix offers the same functionality as the PC version, including the ability to manage your queue, which is the list of videos and television shows you've saved to watch later. You can add or delete any item from your Netflix queue using the iPhone's touch-based technology.

Step 1

Launch the Netflix application on your iPhone's home screen. If you have not already downloaded this application, it is available as a free download from the iPhone's App Store.

Step 2

Enter your Netflix user name and password and tap "Sign In."

Step 3

Swipe your finger vertically across the screen to access different rows of videos. The row labeled "Instant Queue" is generally found as the second row on the Netflix app.

Step 4

Swipe your finger horizontally on the "Instant Queue" row to scroll left and right through the movies and television shows in your queue.

Step 5

Tap a television show or movie to view a description of the content, the user rating for the show and the available episodes to watch.

Step 6

Tap the "Play" icon in the upper left corner to play the next episode of the television show or to start the movie. If you want to watch a particular episode of a show, tap the "Play" icon next to that episode in the episode list.

Step 7

Remove a show from your queue by tapping the "- Instant Queue" icon.

Add a show to your instant queue by tapping the "+ Instant Queue" icon on any show not currently in your queue.


  • Information in this article applies to an iPhone running iOS 6.0 and Netflix version 2.4.2. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions of the software.


  • These steps also apply to the iPod Touch and iPad.
  • You cannot rearrange your queue using the default Netflix iPhone application. If you want to rearrange the order of items in your queue, you must do so either on the Netflix website on your PC or by using a third-party iPhone application.

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About the Author

Joshua Phillips has done it all when it comes to video games: strategy guides, previews, reviews, in-depth interviews with developers and extensive public relations work. He has written for websites such as Hardcore Gaming 101 and MyInsideGamer.

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