updated 11:00 pm EDT, Tue September 30, 2008
Netflix API set for launch
Netflix has included read and write capabilities, which will enable queue management and addition of viewer ratings. Users will be able to add movies to their queue, reorder them, or remove items. The company has also allowed commercial use of the API, giving the example of iPhone apps as potential products.
User authentication will be provided using the open standard OAuth. The API is completely free and will be available tomorrow from the Netflix developer site.