This evening when trying to stream Netflix using the Netflix widget on my Vizio TV, I ran into an issue where only my Instant Queue was available. Having seen a similar issues before, I first checked that all my other Netflix enabled devices. They all worked perfectly so I ended up having to dig a little deeper into the Vizio widget. Last time I had streamed a movie to this particular TV was a couple of weeks ago; at which time it was working fine and all the queues were available for selection, so I knew something was broken here. After some troubleshooting with no luck, I ended up just searching the Net to see if anyone else was having the same issue. Sure enough I wasn't alone. The problem seems to have started a little over a week ago.
After a few hours of searching I finally found someone who figure out how to get it working again. It appears the widget was recently updated and in order to get all the queues to show up, the widget needed to be deactivated and then reactivated. Sounds simple enough, but unfortunately not so straightforward. The widget doesn't have an option to do this via the UI. You are required to send a serious of commands via the remote in order to access the hidden functionality.
Once in your instant queue, enter the following commands on the remote: up up down down left right left right up up up up
This brings up the prompt to deactivate the widget from your Netflix account. Select yes and then confirm. Once successfully deactivate, just restart the widget, reactivate it against your account and you should happily now see all the queues now available for selection.
As parents of young children, the restriction to view only the instant queue is prefect, as we can add things in the queue which the kids can watch, and they can't browse to any movie other than what is the queue. It seems like no-brainer that they should give the choice to the user, so that the user can use a password to unlock all the browsing capabilities.