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820 Points

Sun, Sep 8, 2013 2:59 PM

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Watchlist: Refine by Netflix streaming availability!

Why can't my Watchlist be refined by titles available on Netflix? This has to be the most popular streaming content source! My Watchlist says that I have hundreds of titles available to stream, but almost all of them are available only as paid rentals. I'd like to know what's available in the service for which I've already paid!

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1.7K Messages

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55.8K Points

4 years ago

Why on earth would IMDb link to competing services without compensation?  I do not believe this leads to an actual usable business practice.

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142 Points

4 years ago

Companies collaborate with competitors all the time. For example, Apple and Microsoft support each other's platforms even where they directly compete. This is more the rule than the exception. Consider Apple TV as another example; Apple would prefer you purchase iTunes content for obvious reasons, but the platform consumes metadata and provides connectivity to a host of competitor content providers, including Hulu and Netflix. By supporting competing content providers, they enhance the value of the platform and increase market share.

The reason IMDB would include NFLX metadata is to enhance the service and keep users, furthering its larger business plan. By not having this feature, I've dropped IMDB for Letterboxd/TMDB, which does. Presumably Amazon/IMDB would rather keep users than lose them, even if it requires some collaboration with competitors.

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Apple and Microsoft don't directly collaborate. Pretty much they write software for each other's platform like any other third party. Amazon and Netflix would have to directly collaborate to make this work. Netflix's offerings are constantly changing and someone would have to keep such a thing up to date.

I really don't think there are enough users that would use this feature to make it worthwhile for Amazon to implement in maintain.

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142 Points

That's incorrect re Apple/Microsoft (or any number of similar examples). E.g. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-microsoft-and-apple-work-together-2013-6?op=1

In any case, there are readymade solutions for determining Netflix title availability (as well as nearly every other streaming service), e.g. https://api.guidebox.com/ and https://www.justwatch.com/us . It's clearly not an implementation challenge.

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60 Points

3 years ago

If such is the case it should be renamed to AmazonIMDB. Their streaming stick is another club for the bully to carry. The corporate behavior of Amazon Prime Video reminds me of the cable companies.

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82 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled connect neftlix to imdb.

i think it would have been better if neftlix and imdb was connected so we could watch movies and shows directly 

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60 Points

3 years ago

Links people, links. Too much nonsense talk. The question is how to link your imdb watchlist to netflix, so if there isn't any solution yet available on the web, it would be great that somebody would do it. I'd like to help, but don't know how to do it. Even would donate for it. If somebody does it, it deserves a gift.

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112 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add Where To Find.

You should add a section on where you can watch any specific movie you researched on IMBD (I.e. on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon prime, etc.). This would help people to locate the movie quickly so they can watch it.

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82 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled availability of content section for show/movie..

a option inside imdb that tells you what streaming services have the content you are currently looking at. what streaming services has this tv show  since they are all over the place. its possible this might even be something that might count as advertising for the service ie hulu netflix etc.

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102 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add a Netflix/Amazon Video/Other streaming service icon on title pages when avail....

It would be really great, if when you searched a TV/Film on IMDB, it would show popular TV streaming service icons on the title pages, when they are available to watch on there. I certainly would be more likely to complete my Watch List, if I knew the titles were instantly available on my Netflix/Amazon subscriptions!

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122 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Better 'Where to Watch' feature.

I think the where to watch feature is due for an upgrade. Right now IMDb only shows when something is available on Amazon. But it needs to be more democratic, showing when a film/show is available on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Filmstruck, Crackle, etc. Currently, I keep a watchlist then have to jump over to justwatch.com and look at it's availability. I would love it if IMDb just incorporated this ability. Please do.

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84 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Collaboration with streaming services.

It would be really helpful if the watchlist could also be filtered by what is currently available to stream on services such as Netflix or Hulu based on the country we are in.