Flixwatch helps people find the highest-rated content on Netflix. The site’s basic interface lets people search by title, cast member and other criteria. Flixwatch also curates lists and statistics of Netflix’s catalog. If you are developing apps, websites or other products, a Flixwatch API would help you add streaming-aware features. But how easy is it to access the Flixwatch catalog? And are there better options?
Let’s find out.
Is there a Flixwatch API?
The Flixwatch approach differs from other streaming search engines. The service does not compile a comprehensive listing of everything in the Netflix catalog. Instead, Flixwatch’s stated purpose is to track “the best content on Netflix”. The search service filters its listing, so it only includes highly-rated content.
Even then, Flixwatch does things differently. It does not use Netflix’s rating system to judge what content to include or exclude. Instead, Flixwatch uses ratings from IMDb and Metacritic to make more objective decisions about its listings.
Flixwatch does not offer an API, so developers do not have an easy way to access the service’s metadata. If you have a non-commercial application, you can contact Flixwatch’s developer for a one-time snapshot of a specific region’s database. Otherwise, they tell you to scrape their sitemap file and ‘request’ module.
Developers with commercial projects who do not want to reinvent the wheel need a more formal process. We created the Flixed APIs for on-demand content for just this purpose.
Find out more about the Flixed API.
Use the Flixed API to enhance your app development
Our compilation of streaming metadata from more than a dozen streaming services lets your apps deliver streaming-aware features to your users. The Flixed APIs for on-demand content is an easy and reliable way to add features such as universal search, content recommendations and more to your apps.
The Flixed API builds upon our years of experience serving the cord-cutting community. From generating useful content to producing unique data services, we have helped people learn how to adopt the streaming cord-cutter lifestyle.
We use RESTful APIs to make the same comprehensive and accurate coverage of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and other streaming services part of your app or website. No matter where in the world you are, you can enhance your products with such advanced features as universal search, content notifications and more.
Integrate Streaming Metadata into your app with the Flixed API
Flixed’s powerful metadata engine provides a simple and affordable path to making apps streaming aware. Features built upon the Flixed API help your users find the content they want to watch. Learn more about the Flixed API to see how easy it is.