Knowing what content is on NBCUniversal’s Peacock could be a lot easier. After all, how many people know that Shrek2 is an NBCUniversal property or that Peacock carries other companies’ content, such as The Matrix? If you want your app or website to help people find their favorite content, a Peacock API would be incredibly useful.
But getting Peacock metadata is harder than it should be. We’ll take a look at how NBCUniversal works with developers and introduce you to an easy way to bring streaming-aware features into your projects.
Is there a Peacock API?
NBCUniversal joined the on-demand streaming fray last year with the launch of Peacock. An ad-supported business model and partnerships with cable companies let millions of people watch The Office and other popular content on-demand for free. But the streaming service’s efforts to help people discover Peacock content are focused internally.
Parent company NBCUniversal has API programs that support things like payment processing and TV advertising. But they do not give app or website developers a public API for Peacock’s content metadata.
There is an affordable alternative: the Flixed’s Developer Portal, created with developer interests in mind.
The Flixed API enhances your development project
Helping cord-cutters find the content they want on their favorite streaming services has always been Flixed’s mission. In addition to generating useful content, we create unique data services such as the Flixed Live TV Streaming Guides. Part of that work includes compiling and maintaining metadata catalogs for Peacock, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and many other on-demand streaming services.
We fully document Flixed’s RESTful API to make it as easy as possible to add streaming-aware features to your projects. Affordable and performant, the Flixed API lets you add features such as recommendation engines, on-demand streaming availability notifications or universal search services.
Surface Peacock metadata in your app with the Flixed API
There’s no need to divert resources from your core projects just to reinvent the wheel. Let us keep up with the constantly-changing catalogs at the top on-demand streaming services. To see how the Flixed API can benefit your development projects, sign up for the Developer Portal today.
Kelsey Reynolds is the Content Lead at Flixed.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, and has spent her career writing and editing content about marketing, education, emergency preparedness, science, cannabis, and entertainment.
When she’s not at her computer, Kelsey can usually be found working in her garden or walking her two dogs in the park.