Refine Watchlist by Netflix Streaming Availability!

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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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I'm afraid that IMDB is a member of the Amazon family of companies, so the instant viewing options will tend to favour sister sites (like Amazon Instants or LoveFilm) or open sites of good standing (the Internet Archive for public domain films - YouTube has a lot of films free to watch, some legitimately uploaded but a lot are illegal, so it'd be unwise to promote such a link), rather than promoting rival services. It is the same way your buying options for home media are the local Amazon site (if one exists) and not any other company selling DVDs or Blu-rays.

The best place to find out what is available on Netflix through IMDB is to check out the various Netflix lists users maintain and you can filter your Watchlist using one of those (you could bookmark that search result for future reference). At least this side of a anti-competition/monopoly legal ruling.
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Try http://www.knowyourfilms.com/watchList.php to connect IMDB and Netflix.
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Anish Kulhar

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this site doesnt seem to be working now .
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Julie Bicknell Almaraz

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

Can the IMDB developers create a link to Netflix?
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Anthony Corwin

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Driving Traffic with Netflix tag or section.

Has anyone thought of adding a Netflix logo to the pages of films/TV shows currently on Netflix? Would be a great way to drive traffic to the website to explore what is on Netflix.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDb and Netflix suggestion.

I think IMDb and its users would greatly benefit from a simple addition of Netflix to its connected counterparts. I would specifically like:

1. An option on my IMDb watchlist that allows me to view only the items currently on Netflix.

2. If Netflix and IMDb connected Netflix could have all of my IMDb watchlist items already in a Netflix section titled "Your IMDb Watchlist" or something to that effect.

3. Finally, I would really like it if adding an item to my Netflix list would automatically add it to my IMDb watchlist as well. This would of course be an option that can be enabled or disabled because I'm sure some people wouldn't like this.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDB Netflix Movie Ranking.

There should be a section in IMDB that shows a ranking of movies that are currently on Netflix. It can be ranked by the score that IMDB gives. It will really help people choose from the huge libraries of movies on Netflix, most of which people have never heard of.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Netflix integration.

I had this moment of enlightenment today, where iMDB could integrate a Netflix-available feat. This would just tell the visitor if the movie they want to know about, is available on Netflix.

I know linking the iMDB page to the Netflix one is on another level, but this small feat would surely enhance the experience of present, and future iMDB visitors.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Netflix.

Is there a way to show links on the movie/TV show pages to their Netflix page and not just Amazon and Hulu?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filter watchlist on availability on streaming services.

Hi IMDb. Great IOS App , thx. Idea: I would like to be able to filter my watchlist on whats currently available on different streaming services. The way you search in fx netflix is horrible, and it would really help to know (or even get notified) when one of your watchlist movies are made available on Netflix, HBO etc.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watchlist - Movies showing on premium movie channels.

I assume that many movie buffs (including me) subscribe to one or more premium movie channels (HBO, Encore, etc.) It would be great if the watchlist would show upcoming airings of movies on premium channels.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add YouTube to Instant Watch options.

IMDb has a helpful but underutilized feature showing you what titles in your Watchlist are available to watch online - Hulu, Amazon, Crackle, WB, etc. Why not expand this to YouTube (as long as the videos are legal uploads), perhaps even Netflix (although I understand it's a paid service IMDb doesn't have a partnership with, so it might be out of the question).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Which Sites Stream Which Films...(adding a field to IMDB Film pages).

Can IMDB add a tab or section under the title page of appropriate/affiliated films, that lists which streaming platforms make each film available?

i.e. if "Inception" is available on Netflix or Amazon, etc, etc. we can deduce where and how to watch it...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cross-Link Between IMDB and Libraries (incl. Netflix & Amazon).

I'd like to be able to see which films on my IMDB watchlist are available at a local library, on Netflix, or on Amazon. Eventually this would help me decide when and why to visit the library, sign up for Netflix, or place an order on Amazon.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDB should work together. Lots of benefits for both partners..

Since it's getting more and more common to stream movies from service providers like netflix, Hulu, vudu, iTunes and others, I think it's time for IMDB to make deals with those companies to implement a database that keeps track of where the movie can be seen. I suggest that IMDB include a little logo badge from the streaming service ex.Netflix, and when touching the badge you is informed about which country it's awailable in. If the the database is well implemented there is minimal work to be done to keep track of what's in and what's out of the streamingservice. Since IMDB, in no dobt, is the best and most used movie database on the Internet, I think it's time to take some steps further into the year 2015 and implement this feature..(and more ;-)) Thanks to IMDB for all the works so far, and especially the good looking app that works like a charm and also is very intuitive to use.
Kind regards Lasse
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDB should work together. Lots of benefits for both partners..

Since it's getting more and more common to stream movies from service providers like netflix, Hulu, vudu, iTunes and others, I think it's time for IMDB to make deals with those companies to implement a database that keeps track of where the movie can be seen. I suggest that IMDB include a little logo badge from the streaming service ex.Netflix, and when touching the badge you is informed about which country it's awailable in. If the the database is well implemented there is minimal work to be done to keep track of what's in and what's out of the streamingservice. Since IMDB, in no dobt, is the best and most used movie database on the Internet, I think it's time to take some steps further into the year 2015 and implement this feature..(and more ;-)) Thanks to IMDB for all the works so far, and especially the good looking app that works like a charm and also is very intuitive to use.
Kind regards Lasse
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where can I watch this - Feature.

I would like a where can I watch this feature added to IMDB I also think it could help IMDB with funding, getting commission for advertising said movie on ______ network. Say I want to watch a movie, could there be a feature telling me where / when it is on so I don't have to check Netflix, Hulu+, HBO go, Cable, On Demand, Amazon, Blu-ray, DVD.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Show site availability.

You need to show more site availability--sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc. I never see any sites other than Amazon anymore even when I know that the shows are available elsewhere.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Potential New Service or Feature for IMDb.

In addition to my cable service and its premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.) I also subscribe to Netflix and Hulu Plus.

I think it would be great if IMDb provided a service, even a paid service, where I could register my "profile" of the various programming sources that I have, and when I watch a trailer for a movie that I like, the service could tell me things like - This movie will be available via Verizon On Demand on date xxx. and This movie will be available on Netflix on date xxx. That way I can decide if I want to see it in the theater or wait for it on cable. Also it would help a lot to find movies and such that may already be available so I don't have to search each service and channel separately.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled link to iTunes?.

Like there is a link to amazon from a given movie, why no such link to iTunes ?
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This appears to be a dead topic, but the integrations requested here would massively increase the utility of the IMDB app and watchlist functionality. Does anyone know of an alternative that provides a method for maintaining a watchlist and filtering comprehensively by streaming or disc availability? I've been using Flixster but it is missing features IMDB has, like the ability to manually reorganize your lists.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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