Netflix is shutting down its API, however helpers like InstantWatcher aren’t going away

Netflix is shutting down its API, but helpers like InstantWatcher aren't going away

Over a yr in the past, Netflix introduced it was not issuing keys to its public API platform, chopping off any potential new builders from becoming a member of. That is the service that allowed third-celebration builders to construct apps that gave you alternative ways to browse and entry its library of flicks. Immediately, Netflix’s VP of Edge Engineering introduced in a weblog publish that the API will go away completely as of November 14th. Not all is misplaced nevertheless, as a “small set” of builders have been authorised for personal entry, and the record consists of useful websites and apps like InstantWatcher, FeedFliks, Can I Stream It?, NextGuide, Flixster, Fanhattan, Yidio and Immediate Watch Browser for Netflix. Not accustomed to them? In case you use Netflix, you ought to be, since they make it straightforward to browse films by yr, score, and even what others have lately queued. In fact, a few of our different favourite websites like AllFlicks aren’t on the accepted listing, and we have contacted them to seek out out their destiny.

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