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Dear TMDb Community,

In the next few months, you might notice some changes on our site. My primary goal is, and always has been, to build the best media database on the internet and in order for me to stay true to that goal, we will be making these changes to enable TMDb to be more robust and reliable than before.

As you might recall from my 2019 recap, I have some pretty amazing plans for 2020 so stay tuned for some really fantastic launches this year!

If you have any questions please contact us at support@themoviedb.org.

Sincerely,

Travis

Hello!

So here is what I am working with:

https://api.themoviedb.org/3/discover/movie?api_key=xxxxxxx=en-US&sort_by=popularity.desc&include_adult=false&include_video=false&page=1&primary_release_year=2020&with_release_type=3%2C4

The goal is to get all movies in 2020, that have both been released in theaters and is already on digital.

Putting with_release_type=3,4 though doesnโ€™t seem to do the trick, as it is still pulling movies that have only been released to theaters.
Am I doing this wrong, or can someone give me some more insight on this?

Edit: After talking with a friend who is much more experienced with this API then I am, it appears the comma is being treated as a pipe.

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In order for someone to help you with API Request questions, it is critical that you post here the API Request you are using.
Remember to replace your Key with [THE_KEY].

EDIT: The way you entered your request, it was invisible.
I fixed your post and maybe someone will be able to help you.

Sorry about that! It was my first time using the code block in this website. ๐Ÿ˜…

Either way, I appreciate that!

There's two important things to mention:

First, you can't use primary_release_year with with_release_type. In order to use with_release_type you need to use either release_date or region.

So something like this:

https://api.themoviedb.org/3/discover/movie?api_key=###&language=en-US&release_date.gte=2020-01-01&release_date.lte=2020-12-31&with_release_type=3,4

Second, the with_release_type doesn't actually support an AND query right now, it's hardcoded in the backend as an OR. I just created a ticket for this here, and will try to take a look at it today since it's a very simple thing to add.

Thank you for the response Travis! I will keep that in mind about primary release year ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Also thank you for adding that in!

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