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Merging Netflix Accounts with ColdFusion and JavaScript

I wrote a little script using ColdFusion and JavaScript to merge two NetFlix accounts. It’s ugly and cheesy, but it works so I thought I’d share.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Register for a developer key.
  2. Grab the RSS feed url of the queue you want to merge FROM. This can be obtained by logging into the FROM account and clicking on the “RSS” link in the footer.
  3. Log in to the account that you’d like to merge TO.
  4. Hit this script in the same browser you logged into the TO account with, and make sure you allow pop-ups!
<!--- enter your feed here! --->
<cfset feed = "http://rss.netflix.com/QueueRSS?id=P4806480653914107620156446228102116" />
<!--- enter your consumer key here! --->
<cfset key  = "your-consumer-key-here" />
<cfset href = "http://widgets.netflix.com/addToQueue.jsp?output=json&devKey=#key#&queue_type=disc&movie_id=http://api.netflix.com/catalog/movie/" />

<cffeed action="read" name="queue" source="#feed#" />

<cfset movies = queue.item />
<cfset idList = "" />

<cfloop array="#movies#" index="i">
	<cfset idList = ListAppend(idList,ListLast(i.guid.value,"/")) />

	<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/prototype/"/>
	<--- Pop up a new window, swap the href every second. Told ya it was cheesy! --->
		var popUp = window.open('http://google.com');
		var idList = [#idList#];

		new PeriodicalExecuter(
			function(pe) {
				if (idList.length == 0) {
				} else {
					popUp.location.href = "#href#" + idList.pop();


Note: I don’t know if this allowed by the EULA, or if there even is a EULA…so, use at your own risk!