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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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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Netflix Availability Icon.

Hello, I know there are some threads on here about refining the list by Netflix availability and what not, but I am thinking that now more than ever an indicator of whether a movie is on Netflix or not would be very helpful. I am thinking it could just be a little icon or just "on Netflix now" right under the "watch on Amazon" line. This would be very helpful for a lot of people, I know I spend a lot of time going back and forth between the apps checking if each movie is on Netflix. Any feedback or comment on this would be much appreciated!

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where to find shows/movies....

I think it would be an awesome addition to this website if you listed where you can access specific shows/movies (i.e. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, Rent on Amazon, etc.) As a subscriber to multiple entertainment mediums, I think this would give the value of the information provided on IMDB an even greater boost. This is one of my all time favorite apps/websites! I recommend to all my friends.

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I would guess that Amazon pays to be the only service listed.

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IMDb is wholly owned by Amazon, so it i not surprising that there are links to their primary business. I have always assumed that this ability to link was a significant factor in Amazon's decision to buy IMDb.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Show what tv provider or video provider is playing that movie.

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3 years ago

Roku, not IMDb, is seemingly the closest entity to accomplishing this task, I'm afraid. Google is also very close.

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O, but maybe IMDb is slightly closer than I originally thought.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Play Button.

The IMDB is such a great app for browsing content, I'd love the ability to initiate an action from within the app. I'm specifically thinking of a play button to play the content on a remote media player.

To keep this feature as generic as possible, I was thinking either an XML file with the movie details is written to a user defined UNC path or an HTTP request again with the movie details is made to a user defined IP address. It can then be left up to the user to do the rest of the integration.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Streaming site optimization.

You guys should consider putting streaming locations on each movie and TV show. Then people wouldn't have to check each streaming site they're subscribed to see if it is on there. In the future, you could create an algorithm that combines every site that people are subscribed to and create recommendations based on that. Just a thought

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Someday hoping for a separate section for Netflix and Amazon Prime..

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled ‘Ways to watch’ ones Watchlist should include Netflix and more.

It is annoying that IMDb refuses to include Netflix as an Watchlist option in ‘Ways to watch’. Sadly, its Amazon ownership prevents IMDb from being the ultimate app. What a shame that money rather than excellence dictates IMDb decisions.
Good options within ‘Ways to Watch’ could make IMDb very powerful and universal. For example, in England, users would love to see BBC iPlayer as another option in ‘Ways to watch’. Shame that IMDb does not seize the opportunity.

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Not just England... the whole UK, lol! 

I guess they'd need to officially 'partner' with each external source to do this. AFAIUI, in the US listings info is copyrighted too, so you cannot just take the info and add it into your service. Dunno if this is part of the problem or not. 

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can the App Show you Netflix too.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Movie/show availability/price.

I was happy to see that when viewing a movie on IMDb it shows the availability and price through Amazon.com, but would it be possible to reach out to other platforms such as PSN, XBox Live, etc. to have multiple listings? While I am subscribed to Amazon Prime, I prefer not to buy digital content through them and prefer to only do so via PSN because of its availability across multiple platforms I own and the ability to view it while offline (since it’s downloaded onto the PS4/3’s HDD).
While I have no insight into any contracts, affiliation, or exclusivity deals with Amazon, I could see this as beneficial to IMDB through paid advertising/listing or “pay-per-click” purchased.

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Amazon owns IMDB, I guess you could call that an affiliation.

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Basically there are hundreds of prominent AV streaming applications, and none of their content catalogs are linked together. Right now, there isn't a website in all the world that has a catalog of movies, short movies and television episodes, whereby the focus of each catalog entry is the corresponding titled work's availability through various specific distributors. We're not there yet. I mean, society is not there yet. Roku is close, but it only tracks availability of works that can be streamed by a Roku unit, thus Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live are excluded.

The main problem is that hardly any of these "on demand" "instant watch" streaming service companies provide public or obvious ways to download their entire catalogs of movies, short movies and television episodes, instead of (or in addition to) a mere query-processing interface. If they did, we could somewhat easily build a metacatalog. In some ways, it is not necessarily necessary to have access to the entire catalogs or listings, since the available APIs or otherwise-automated interfaces could be queried on a title-by-title basis using software that is logged into each network.