The Movie Database Support

Hi. I saw this tweet: https://twitter.com/travisbell/status/1201191676221374464 When does this feature come to the API?

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Hi @sereisoglu, unfortunately, this data will not end up on the API. Our contract with JustWatch doesn't allow it. This is going to be a pure website, user only feature.

@travisbell said:

Hi @sereisoglu, unfortunately, this data will not end up on the API. Our contract with JustWatch doesn't allow it. This is going to be a pure website, user only feature.

Have you considered adding external Ids? Example of Netflix:

The Walking Dead: https://www.netflix.com/title/70177057
Marriage Story: https://www.netflix.com/title/80223779

When it comes to adding 3rd party IDs, we have to be pick and choose carefully. On top of there often being legal issues with many 3rd parties, there's also the pragmatic side of this which is to think about what IDs would actually get filled out. Netflix is certainly a larger player (and international) but aside from say, some streaming data linking like what you're asking for, there isn't much of a reason to add a Netflix ID. We already support linking to netflix.com for original Netflix productions via the homepage. This is all especially true when in about 1-2 weeks, I'll be linking to Netflix on my own anyways.

Long story short, no, we're not going to get into the game of providing a bunch of links to streaming providers like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Hi @travisbell . I didn't know you answered because I didn't receive an e-mail.

@travisbell: ...We already support linking to netflix.com for original Netflix productions via the homepage...

Thank you for this answer. That's what I'm looking for. But this is not the case for non-original productions. To use the JustWatch service i need 5000€ per month. This service is very expensive for individual developers.

Thank you for this answer. That's what I'm looking for. But this is not the case for non-original productions. To use the JustWatch service i need 5000€ per month. This service is very expensive for individual developers.

Yes, I understand it's not ideal, I was just pointing that out for originals. There is just no way we can support all of the IDs for all of the providers we would need to in order to make this useful. Because of this, simply choosing one or two (like Netflix and Amazon Prime for example) just isn't practical. It's just not a feature that is of use to TMDb.

I think you should open a new section called "Streaming Service". To start, you can create several main services under "External Ids". It's like putting an IMDb id. I can enter hundreds of data for this topic. If you don't like my opinion, you should do something about it. TMDb is a very important community. And a lot of developers need it.

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