Imdb should partner with streaming movie sites.

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If imdb partners with like netflix, hula and others we could click on the link find out all the informstion full cast and crew peoples comments . the sight could also show which streaming movie companies have your movie you want to watch. Think of any movie you want to watch whenever, because they were all linked together.
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LSR: IMDb already does partner with Hulu. Many of the films and videos that are available to watch on IMDb are made available because of Hulu.

(And I don't know this for sure, but my guess would be that the partnership with Hulu is exclusive and would prevent IMDb from partnering with Netflix as well.)
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the partnership [..] exclusive
... Kinda sucks; bc, who the heck cares - when the web is so open and accessible - to stick to one provider, one option (which can, even, be unavailable everywhere, have copyright issues & so on :))
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Also note that IMDb is owned by Amazon, and they do offer some streaming, as well as selling a lot of DVDs. They will not want to partner with sites that are in direct competition.
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Who cares? If they want to get more traffic, they'd be smart to at least list, if not link, where their informational movie site (with everything BUT where to watch except on Amazon, even then, they're not always even available on Amazon to stream). It isn't going to stop or start Prime memberships of any significance. I have Prime for the retail merchandise & shipping mainly anyway. The "free" streaming was just a bonus. I'm not cancelling my Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix or YouTube accounts regardless. Is there a site anyone knows of that does thorough, accurate & up-to-date listings, comprehensive of most major streaming services? Preferably in an app? I'd pay for an app that does it, even to Amazon, if it was sold through their app store. I'd pay for the IMDB app if it linked all of the listings. I've yet to find one that meets the criteria, so since I'm a frequent & long-time user of IMDB, it would be a very attractive addition, right on the IMDB mobile site. It's inevitable I'll find the movie eventually, but it turns me off to IMDB. Not that I'm going too stop utilizing it, but it sure would make Amazon customers happier, imo. I thought Bezos was all about streamlining & efficient service for his empire. This is nothing compared to Amazon's other ADventures!
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I couldn't agree more

has anyone tried Movist? Id love to find 1 app that allows you to link all services and play directly from there. Simple
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Yeah, I think the 'makers' want to keep this in-house because I haven't seen any response from IMDb (or Amazon) that addresses this. L


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Yes that is kind of what I got out of it. Thx
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Also note that IMDb is owned by Amazon, and they do offer some streaming, as well as selling a lot of DVDs. They will not want to partner with sites that are in direct competition.
And YouTube is owned by Google, who owns also Google Music, but provides links to iTunes etc. Competition is competition, but such partnership should be profitable for both sides and can prove maturity of platform.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where can I watch?.

It would be great if there was a field that showed which platforms a TV show or movie could be watched on. i.e. Netflix US, Foxtel (Aus), etc.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime.

You should add an app icon in descriptions of movies/tv shows to tell us whether it's on Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled App / Site Enhancement to wish list ....

I really like IMDB and the app is not bad.

One thing that would really bring values to the app (and site) is if you would add a connection / notification capability to when movies are released. This would be something like:
when movies on your watch list go to:
- theaters
- Netflix
- DVD release
- Amazon Prime
- Redbox
- ...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Listing DVD rental locations and prices when title is searched?.

I was wondering if you have considered listing locations and online options for renting movies people search? Similar to the way you list local movie theaters and show times when a movie in theaters is searched. For example list all red box locations with the movie in-stock and the price, local video stores and their price, if netflix has it, hulu, etc..
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I know if my Watchlist films are playing on TV or Netfix instant this week....

I created a watchlist on IMDb and I'd like to know if any of the films will be on TV soon, or playing on Netflix instant watch. Is there a QUICK way to get this info on IMDb? I'd like to avoid having to type each title one at a time.

Alternatively, is there a way to transfer my watchlist to another site such as Locatetv.com?

Thank you in advance
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Alternatively, is there a way to transfer my watchlist to another site such as Locatetv.com?
This will depend on the other site. IMDb permits you to export your Watchlist (or any other list) to a .csv file. If the other site has a way to import from a text file, you should be able to add most titles; otherwise, I believe you are out of luck.
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