Adding streaming-aware features could make your app or website more useful. The algorithms at Netflix and other streaming services seem to surface the same content over and over again — even if you’re in the mood for something different. Streaming search sites like Flixboss do the hard work of compiling content metadata. Tapping into that catalog through a Flixboss API would make it easier to help your users find the content they want.
We’ll take a look at what makes Flixboss so popular, why developers need a Flixboss API and introduce an option that works with more than just Netflix.
Is there a Flixboss API?
The Netflix catalog holds more than 15,000 movies and TV shows which means there ought to be something worth watching. But sometimes the Netflix algorithm gets stuck in a rut. If you binged a lot of sci-fi then that’s all you’ll see — even if you’re in the mood for some rom-com.
To make things easier, Flixboss developed a Netflix search website. The company built its own catalog of Netflix metadata and cross-linked it with IMDb ratings. However, the only way to access Flixboss is through its ad-supported website. Flixboss does not have a developer program and does not offer a Flixboss API.
Even if they did, you would only get metadata for Netflix content and not from Hulu, Amazon Prime Video or other popular on-demand streaming services. We created the Flixed API for on-demand content to help you do just that.
Find out more by signing up for the Developer Portal.
Use the Flixed API to enhance your app development
You can find several narrowly-focused search engines like Flixboss. However, you won’t find many that provide search results across streaming services. And you’ll find even fewer that offer public APIs for developers to use.
A quick-take on this situation would be: “Why don’t I just build my own?” You could, but it would be a permanent commitment that takes resources away from your core project. Netflix alone has more than 15,000 TV shows and movies in its catalog. New content arrives every day. Licensed content leaves every day. Less than 6,000 of those titles are available in the US. And each country has a different catalog.
Now multiply this situation by the number of streaming services. It’s just too much. Developers need a public API they can use to quickly add streaming-aware capabilities to their apps.
As part of our ongoing mission to make cord-cutting easier, we create useful content and data services such as the Flixed Live TV Streaming Guides. In the process, we compiled our own catalog of on-demand content metadata that you can access through the Flixed Developer Portal.
We take care of the work needed to support comprehensive coverage of the most popular streaming services in the United States. Our RESTful API generates fast and accurate results. Full documentation and easy implementation mean you can add such advanced features as universal search, recommendation engines or content availability notifications.
Integrate Content Metadata into your app with the Flixed API
Letting your app or website offer content discovery features for Netflix and other streaming services has just gotten a lot easier. Flixed’s simple and affordable API gives your teams the tools they need to quickly add streaming-aware features. Sign up for the Developer Portal and learn how it can enhance your app or website project 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.