This afternoon, I asked the helpful folks on the Netflix support Twitter account when we’d see the instant queue feature in Canada. This is what they said:
Personally, I find this terribly frustrating. Since signing up for the Netflix Canada trial last week, I’ve noticed dozens of films that I’d like to watch and want to come back to. At the same time, I’ve searched for dozens of films that aren’t available for streaming in Canada, so really, searching is in no way a replacement for being able to flag a movie as one you’d like to come back to.
Rachel and I can foresee ourselves as being heavy Netflix streaming users, although the lack of an instant queue (or equivalent) would make this a bit of a pain. I suspect we’ll end up with a pad of paper beside the remote that will serve as an alternative to something that should be built into this service from day one.
Edit: While it doesn’t help with the Instant Queue issue, I have started keeping track of some of my viewing suggestions on Netflix Canada. If you have any yourself, be sure to share them!