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Netflix Recently Watched

Postby candita » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:33 am

Is there any way to clear the recently watched list? It's really irritating to me to see shows & movies I've picked out twice.
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Re: Netflix Recently Watched

Postby Gilgamesh » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:42 am

No.
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Re: Netflix Recently Watched

Postby dune17856 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:24 pm

The ability to clear these lists are extremely important. Hard to believe that in all this time no one has a solution. And lets skip all the porno jokes, there's legit concerns for parents who share the Netflix on Roku with younger children. What my wife and i watch at night should be deletable!

Or Roku and or Netflix becomes less useful and therefore fails
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Re: Netflix Recently Watched

Postby Robert99 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:38 pm

dune17856 wrote:Or Roku and or Netflix becomes less useful and therefore fails

That "recently watched" list is maintained by NetFlix, and (as far as I know) NetFlix hasn't provided any NetFlix API way to clear that list. So in this case the fault appears to be with NetFlix.

NOTE: The only current "work around' I'm aware of, is to go into the ROKU (NetFlix) settings and disable the NetFlix channel "browse and search" feature. When you do that, the NetFlix channel reverts to just showingyour IW queue, and none of the other lines (which also means that the "recently watched" line won't display). Of course, when you do this the only NetFlix movies you can play are ones already in your IW queue (i.e. no browsing for new offerings). And since the NetFlix settings apparently aren't under "parental control", a savvy youngster could just turn the setting back on (and thereby see the "recently watched"). However, turning off the ROKU's NetFlix "browse and search" feature my still be your best option at this time. And at least until someone turns that "browse and search" feature back on, this does prevent the list of "recently watched" from showing up in the NetFlix channel.
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Re: Netflix Recently Watched

Postby robertm » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:34 am

dune17856 wrote:The ability to clear these lists are extremely important. Hard to believe that in all this time no one has a solution. And lets skip all the porno jokes, there's legit concerns for parents who share the Netflix on Roku with younger children. What my wife and i watch at night should be deletable!

Or Roku and or Netflix becomes less useful and therefore fails



I agree. This half-donkey API is really getting on my nerves. Now the useless 'like' section is showing me selections that are like movies that are no longer even in my RW section which makes it even more useless. Why doesn't it use the last 5 things I watched, why use something from over a month ago?

The recently watched has way too many titles in it and should have the option of being cleared.

I should be able to pick and choose which lists show up.
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Re: Netflix Recently Watched

Postby glenns » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:28 pm

Here's a simple solution...
Maybe he folks at Roku could add some logic to allow for a passcode/password on the settings menu ...

OR would Netflix need to make the change ??????
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Netflix RECENTLY WATCHED and LIKE: listings

Postby kwaja ali » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:35 pm

In Netflix forums users are searching for a way to delete RECENTLY WATCHED: listings. A main complaint is that selections show up there even if the user opts out of viewing after only a few minutes. Apparently, the RECENTLY WATCHED selections (regardless of whether the viewer liked them or not) generate the LIKE: listings, the Netflix version of "If you liked that, you're bound to like these..." The LIKE: listings add even more horizontal rows of selections to the 15 (or so) standard genre categories. There is no option in the Netflix account settings to delete these entries.

Call me a minimalist. While I understand users may regard these as useful hints for future viewing, I regard them as distracting clutter through which I must wade (one click at a time) to descend to the genre selections. I already know what sorts of entertainment I enjoy. To me, this is another case of TOO-user-friendly that cries out for a toggle-off option on the Settings menu. But in lieu of that, I have stumbled on a workaround. Here is what I do...

I rate every one of my Netflix selections (no matter how long I watched or how much I really enjoyed them) with only one star. To the Netflix software, one star means Hated it! The software seems intuitive. After rating every single movie I watched as one-star-Hated-it, the annoying horizontal LIKE: features disappeared completely. I guess if I hate everything, the software can't make any suggestions as to what I might like.

Sure, the RECENTLY WATCHED listings are still there, but perhaps if enough Netflix users follow my lead, that toggle-off option might appear on the account settings menu in the near future.

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Re: Netflix Recently Watched

Postby RokuJon » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:48 pm

This would be great feedback to send to Netflix. We will include this in our user reports to them, but I would recommend that users that would like to hide or clear their recently watched lists make sure they provide that feedback directly to Netflix as well.

Cheers.
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Re: Netflix Recently Watched

Postby robertm » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:59 pm

RokuJon wrote:This would be great feedback to send to Netflix. We will include this in our user reports to them, but I would recommend that users that would like to hide or clear their recently watched lists make sure they provide that feedback directly to Netflix as well.

Cheers.



I have called them twice in the last 6 months and included the RW purge in my extensive list of feedback.
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