Viewing movies

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Hi.  I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your site, and the
invaluable help it has been to me over the years with movies, tv shows, actors
and actresses.  I really appreciate all the time and effort you guys put into
producing a truly spectacular website.
I have a proposal.  I do not like sites such as netflix, shomi, crave and the
like.  I do not appreciate being limited to viewing only what those sites
decide to carry on their site.  Also, as in the case of pay-per-view, if I have
already seen the movie at the theater, I often find that pay per view charges
as much if not more to see it again on tv, and again, have limited offerings.  
I like finding off-beat, strange and hard to find movies and shows, especially
in the horror genre.  Since I have always been able to find the movie or show
listed in your database for any title I have found elsewhere in my researches,
I was wondering if you would consider adding a viewing side to your site.  I
would be more than happy to pay either a per download fee at a reasonable
price, or a yearly subscription fee.  I am sure, were you to poll your
subscribers, you would find many more just like me, who want to be able to find
and access all the movies and shows listed in your database.
I sincerely hope you will consider my proposal, because I think in a world now
full of people wishing to binge watch shows, get excited about finding hard to
attain movies, and just people who are general all around cinephiles, I am sure
that offering the chance to view every movie ever made would be your special
offering.
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Posted 4 years ago

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IMDB is a database of information about movies; they do not have the rights to actually show the content of those movies.

You will find links to some movies and shows that can be viewed on other sites.

The problem with what you are suggesting is IMDB has no more rights to show you movies than any other site does: they would have to pick and choose and pay for those rights on only the shows they could gain access to and afford.

That also means they would need to charge a fee to view that content and they would be competing head to head versus other sites doing the same.

In the larger scheme of things: Amazon owns IMDB. Amazon already provides a viewing service with Amazon Prime. IMDB is simply not going to compete against itself when it can provide links to Amazon and other places where these shows are available.

Amazon has a rotating catalog of shows that can be viewed free as part of their prime membership and an even larger collection of shows that can be viewed pay-per-view or purchased on DVD/BluRay

IMDBs focus is simply to catalog the information about these shows, it is Amazon that aims to provide you with the viewing experience

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