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Netflix Queue Manager for Android phones

2009 October 23
by Eddie

QueueMan the Open Source Netflix queue management tool for Android Devices

QueueMan aims to be the Open Source Android application for Netflix subscribers. And it has already gotten some great reviews.

Netflix application for Android devices (G1, Droid, Eris, others)

Netflix application for Android devices (Nexus One, G1, Droid, Eris, others)

Isn’t it adorable!


  • View current Disc and Instant queues
  • Search Netflix catalog and Add new movies to Instant and DVD Queues
  • Re-order or delete existing movies
  • View movie details (Year, rating, Synopsis, etc)

Hot Announcement!

11/11/09 – QueueMan told me how it was, and he wants to be an open source droid. Well as a lowly developer I am in no position to argue.  Please checkout QueueMan’s new home on Google Project Hosting.

QueueMan is now licensed under the GPL version 3.

QueueMan is a Beta Release

I think I have done a decent job of eliminating most bugs, but testing on an emulator and one developer device is hardly thorough, so your testing and development contributions are greatly appreciated!

QueueMan wants to be your tool of choice for managing your Netflix Queue.   Users of Roku and XBox to watch instant movies will appreciate the ability to add movies to your instant Queue right form the couch! Conventional home delivery users will appreciate the ability to hold off that drab documentary and add a peppy holiday film to the top of your Queue.

Best of all, everyone should appreciate his new Open Source swagger, he knows that with the free collaboration this provides he’ll be king of the hill in no time.

Read all the Features

Sneak Peak

Have a look at the most common screens used by QueueMan;

Recommendations, At Home titles, ratings and more

Recommendations, At Home titles, ratings and more

Where to Get QueueMan

QueueMan can be found in the Android Market place for users of Android 1.5 and 1.6.   Browse to the “Entertainment” section of  “Apps”.

You may also download the application by scanning the image below (read ZXing)

Download QueueMan

Download QueueMan

** Not a scanlife barcode. I don’t even understand the point of scanlife. Just download Barcode Scanner which is free and open too!

Read the manual for usage details

To report any issues, or  please visit

Update – Feedback

I wanted to share some of the great feedback QueueMan is receiving in the Android Market, and thank all my users for taking the time to report issues or suggest enhancements. Your effort is critical for QueueMan’s success!

Best netflix app on the market! “Netflix reccomends” category is great but needs to be expanded by genre and by separating the disc and instant movies

–I’m working on it James, thanks.

Love it!

–Thanks Greg, glad to hear!

A bit slow, but the best Netflix application on the market

–I know performance is suffering a bit, and I am working to improve that, thanks MrSqueezles?

Great start. Please keep developing!

–You got it Dave!

Simple and easy to use. Works well on my eris

–That was my aim, thanks Londo!

Hey Eddie thanks for the great app you have going on here. I would like to suggest a movies currently out at home option if possible.

–Another request that is on my to-do list, thanks HAC_YEC

Simple interface with all the functionality. Love it. Thanks for all the updates! Can’t wait to see what comes next!

–Thanks Alison glad the updates were helpful.

Blog Reviews

Dylan from wrote an article describing why QueueMan is the Premiere App for Android devices.


According to my analytics, QueueMan has been used on the following platforms:

  • Motorola Droid

  • HTC G1
  • T-Mobile MyTouch 3G
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Eris / Desire
  • Motorola CLIQ MB200/DEXT MB200
  • Samsung InstinctQ SPH-M900
  • Google Nexus One

  • Samsung Behold 2 SGH-T939
  • Google Android Dev Phone 1
  • Google Ion
  • Motorola Calgary
  • Motorola MB501
  • Motorola Milestone
  • HTC Magic
  • HTC Dream
  • Archos 5
15 Responses leave one →
  1. Mike permalink
    November 19, 2009

    Doesn’t Netflix already have an application for Android devices??

    Does this one offer streaming video’s as well?

  2. Eddie permalink*
    November 19, 2009

    Great question. Netflix has officially released an app for Nokia phones, but does not yet offer one for Android.

    The link you included points to a thread that was an open inquiry. The only (existing) android application referenced is the very same as QueueMan. I posted a link there to help users find my open source offering.

    You can also see QueueMan in the Netflix App Gallery;

  3. Mike permalink
    November 20, 2009

    and streaming?

  4. Eddie permalink*
    November 20, 2009

    @Mike – sorry.
    QueueMan does not *currently* support that. I am still working to understand what formats Netflix offers instant videos up as.

    But as this is an open source project I really hope that people smarter than me will help expand functionality in this area. If you have experiences with codecs and streaming feeds I would love the help!


  5. Tony permalink
    November 26, 2009

    Any chance you can provide a direct link to the Netflix app. I have an Archos A5S which runs Android and unfortunately doesn’t come with the Android Market or a built in cam to use the scanner app. The only way to get apps on it currently is directly downloading/install them or through their app marketplace (AppLibs). If a direct download isn’t possible, any chance you are willing to submit the app to their AppLibs program (

  6. Eddie permalink*
    November 29, 2009

    Thanks for you interest.
    Although the source code is publicly available, I have not tested it on any devices like the A5S…perhaps you can assist me there. On a side note I am looking for more information or reasoning behind the move to strip Android Market from some distributions. Seems to just segment a device population, making it more difficult for developers to reach users.


  7. Nate permalink
    April 5, 2010

    Seems to be a problem with my Motorola Droid running 2.1. When I try to add a title to my queue at the bottom, I get an error (with nothing after the Error code).

  8. Eddie permalink*
    April 7, 2010


    Update: I have rolledback the Market version to which should eliminate this issue for all users.

    Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately you are not the first to report this. It seems to be a recent error that is occurring as a result of QueueMan’s success.

    The number of user requests may be exceeding Netflix’s API limits, and I am actively working with them to address this.

    Meanwhile please provide details to help me here:

    And please continue to share feedback! (positive or negative) I can not respond to market comments, but appreciate direct mail, comments here, or comments on the code site inked above, as these are much more interactive discussions.

  9. September 28, 2010

    I use this from my couch to add movies to my instant queue. There are a couple features that are critical to me.

    1. When I search for movies, give an option to list only instant ones. If I want to manage my DVD queue, I’ll do that from my computer.

    2. Browse instant movies in a Genre like I can do on

    3. Show the covers of the box like I’ve seen in some other droid netflix apps.

  10. Eldon permalink
    April 7, 2011

    For those of us with Instant subscriptions only…when I search for example 50 movies, then say only show the instant ones I have 12 movies left. If there a way to get only Instant. (This really should be on Netflix’s side. If my account is only for instant they shouldn’t recommmend movies I can’t get!)

  11. Eddie permalink*
    April 11, 2011


    Yeah, Netflix didn’t expose a decent way to filter results on their side until well after QueueMan was written and released.

    There is a newer version that does just as you say, but it is not complete and I never had time to finish it before my day job claimed my hours back.

    If you know any tech savvy friends I encourage them to checkout the latest code from and push along the final steps to release version 1.0 which includes server side filtering, auto-fetch, and better error handling/retry logic.

    Because QueueMan is released under the GPL v3 license anyone is free to tear aware at the code as long as they make the changes available, without cost, to anyone who wants it. I really hoped by know I would get some support, but alas it is still just me, and I have 0 time these days for outside projects.

    You can see progress on various issues at that site as well.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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