Can't add certain shows to "up next" in Apple's TV app?

j-a-x

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I like the idea of Apple's TV app - at least I like the idea of adding multiple shows to an "to watch" list from different sources (netflix, Apple rentals, Hulu etc), aka the "up next" feature. However I've noticed that some shows don't have the "add to up next" button while others do. Has anybody noticed this? There's one particular show on Netflix that I can't add to "up next" while other shows can be added. Is there a known fix?
 

nburwell

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Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but Netflix has not added support for Apple's TV app.
 

j-a-x

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Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but Netflix has not added support for Apple's TV app.
Netfllix shows definitely come up in the Apple TV app when I search for them. I'm pretty sure I added one other NetFlix show to the app (MST3k).
 

jmfcool

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It just works for Netflix shows that have content overlapping on another app. For example MSt3k is also on Hulu so I can add it to up next in the TV app and it even has an “open on Netflix” button but I can’t add shows just are exclusively on Netflix. Ugh.
There’s no work around. It doesn’t allow you to add Netflix stuff to the “watch list” as well as doesn’t keep track of the status of play which means you can’t take the content tracking to other devices. It’s not integrated. The way it is accessing Netflix is the same as if it was a link sending the user off site. The UI is horrible for Netflix because they (Netflix) haven’t integrated with Apple’s API. I suspect they will not either because they don’t want to send people off their platform. What the higher ups fail to see is it attracts people to their content because it seemlessly integrates with their system. If Netflix lags in their publishing and still refuses to publish to Apple’s TV API then I will abandon them Netflix. I wish these companies would play nice. It’s not like weren’t paying for their services!