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Check Netflix queue against other services (e.g. Amazon Instant Video)
July 30, 2011 11:39 AM   Subscribe

Can I somehow check my Netflix queue against other services to see which of them have things available for streaming?

I am an Amazon Prime customer, and they send me emails about "hey, we have this available on streaming now!" on their Amazon Instant Video . . . is there a way I can see what I have in my Netflix queue, especially but not only the DVD queue, and see which ones Amazon (or any other services) might have available for streaming? Also, some of the AIV titles are actually pay per view or purchase instantly... if the tool showed me the restrictions that would be great.

If there was a tool that showed all movies and their availability for instant watching on different services (Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu, iTunes Store, etc.) that would be great. But really I'm interested in something like a unified queue.

This seems obvious tools like this should exist but googling is not helping me.
posted by artlung to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
"If there was a tool that showed all movies and their availability for instant watching on different services (Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu, iTunes Store, etc.) that would be great."

You could try Jinni. It's primarily a movie recommendation engine, not a queue unifier per se, but they do have a feature that lets you look up a movie by title or tag, click a tab and see where it's available to watch instantly. You can also keep a (separate) wish list, and connect your Jinni account to your Netflix account.

I've been with the site since they were in beta, and I use it all the time. I don't make much use of the Watch Instantly feature, but I can vouch for their taste profiles, trait-based search, social features and so forth firsthand.
posted by dee lee at 3:45 PM on July 30, 2011


I haven't found anything for a unified queue, but Fanhattan does show TV and movies and their availability for instant watching on different services. I have it as an iPad app, but I think there are other flavors.
posted by donnagirl at 5:30 PM on July 30, 2011


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