MASTER THREAD - How do I watch movies? Can't play Watchlist titles

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Danie de Villiers

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Posted 8 months ago

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Claire, Official Rep

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Hello Danie,

Please note, we list every movie and show we are aware of that meet our criteria for inclusion, whether or not they are available on video or ever have been. In some cases, there are no known copies available in digital or physical form. 

For more information, please see our Help page: How can I watch a movie or TV show?

Please let us know if we can offer any further help.
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Leila Bruno

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Actually, i think we are all asking pretty much the same question, and you do not answer it above. where you list a program and offer a short trailer, we are asking, how then do we get to choose that episode and actually watch the program?
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Ana Foukimoana

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that is exactly what I need. 
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Dave Grim

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Two guys and a girl & pizza.

After downloading IMDB app, I cannot play any of the episodes.
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Grace Ladiana

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Yah. Me too
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Crystal Rose

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I watch a movie.
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Paolo Miniotti

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled come faccio a scarricare gli episodi della serie tv ???.

come faccio a scaricare gli episodi '''
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled No me deja ver una película por IMDb.
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Anna Ocon

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled MASTER: why i can’t stream.
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Vanessa Cote Murphy

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled why is show not playing.

why is show sons of thunder not playing
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Vanessa Cote Murphy

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled sons of thunder 2019 drama.

whatt the hell do i have to do to get tv show sons of c to frigin play yes.
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Vanessa Cote Murphy

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled whatt the hell do i have to do to get tv show sons of thunder to ....

i have downloaded app. butt ZERO
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serbantony2006

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How i play a movie.
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Ronald Alexander

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled unable to get into movies to watch.

unable to watch movies
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Kat Mark

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I watch movie on my watchlist.
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Ed S.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watch episodes.

I want to watch season 4 of SeaChange.  I have registered and can see the write-up of the episodes but don't see a button allowing me to stream or watch them.  Am I missing something?  Is this not available for free?  Thanks.
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Robert Ybarra

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why can't I watch the episodes I select?.
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Noomi Pavlidi

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to whatch Movies/Tv in Greece?.

I am living in Greece and I have a problem whatching movies/TV series . What should I do?

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled With Amazon prime membership, Can I watch i.
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Estefania Ninel

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Corazones al limite.

Porq no puedo ver
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Leila Bruno

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I put Call the Midwife, Season 9, on my Watchlist. How do i watch the episodes??.

I put Call the Midwife, Season 9, on my Watchlist. But i can't actually watch the episodes. what do i need to do?
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Ale Ugarte

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do i watch series i can only watch short thrillers.
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Leila Bruno

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IMbD, what is the answer to this question??
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Leila,
If you don't see an option to watch the title on the Title page, then IMDb does not offer it for streaming.

On the desktop version, you'll see something like this:

or this:

But only a few titles show this:

If you are reporting a title that does display this banner, but will not allow you to play it, you need to state that.

The "watchlist" doesn't magically transform a title into something you can stream. Any title on IMDb can be added to your watchlist.
Watchlist FAQ

Titles available to stream ON IMDb are found here:
https://www.imdb.com/tv
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Lisa Mankita Fay

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Still confused. I clicked on a movie that I added to my watch list and received an error message. It said I need to subscribe to imdb. How much does subscription cost?
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bderoes, Champion

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Lisa Mankita Fay,
Were you signed in to your IMDb account?
No charge to create one.

If the message came at Amazon, you need to research the subscription cost there.

If you have more questions, please provide the url to the title you are trying to view.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I have downloaded the app in my iPad and have search and put some korean movies I....
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Karine Ly

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do you watch shows.
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M J

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Maybe it's about time IMDb should create links/shortcuts to torrents. Most people are downloading anyway.
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Jeorj Euler

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For torrent material in the public domain or otherwise authorized/distributed by the copyright holders/licensees, we should just go ahead and post the URLs in the appropriate sections. In theory, there will be no risk of harming or offending anybody at all.
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Hope this helps. I just read on another thread asking the same things. A very rude poster called someone stupid but then provided some pretty great info.

IMDB is not a host of streaming like tubi, you tube, etc. They are just a data base set up to show you where and how you can see whatever movie/show. 

Why set up a Watchlist???????

I, like all of you, was thrilled to find some of my "not findable" shows. Then feverishly clicked on everything clickable just to get angry when nothing works. Since none of this sites staff can post anything clearly it is up to us to help each other.

I would surely support telling the "big house" people to get the hell off my Internet and my Firestick. I've got enough stress in my life.
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M J

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Basically IMDB is not only ignoring, but also throwing the people that have actually build the site under the bus. I guess there is not much you can do when a company sells their soul to the devil.
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I don't follow you, M J. What is IMDb ignoring?
This thread is dedicated to people asking how to watch titles they put in their Watchlist, with the result usually being that the title is not streaming on IMDb. I think the name "Watchlist", which predates IMDbTV, makes people think that because the Watchlist button is on the title, the title is available to stream, which is true on streaming sites. But IMDb is primarily a Db, namely a database, now with a few titles available to stream.
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WOW, Are you a moderator? If so,thanks for showing up. If you had posted this at the beginning of the thread' you would have much happier visitors/member not be so "grrrrr" .

I think the name "Watchlist", which predates IMDbTV, makes people think that because the Watchlist button is on the title..... You nailed it.


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No, I'm not an IMDb staffer. Just another user with an extra badge.
Actually, I posted something else on this thread (but not near the top):
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/how-do-i-watch-movies-here-did-add-to-wishlist-but-cannot-pl...
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Tina

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Gotcha'

Thanks