Comparison of video streaming aggregators

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Video Streaming Service/Site aggregators are services that scan across multiple video streaming sites to make it easier to find Movies and/or TV shows and where they are available to stream.[1][2][3][4][5]

These sites do not host the content but instead provide links to the service provider sites, directly to the movie or show page in many instances. Search results may also include DVD,Blu-Ray, or digital purchase/rent links, links to facilitate obtaining theater tickets, or to see ratings and reviews from other sites. Registering with these sites is usually not required although doing so can provide additional functionality such as personalized Watchlists, price tracking, and customized/saved searches. Some of these sites also have mobile apps.

Comparison table[edit]

Service Provider Type GoWatchIt JustWatch Reelgood Yidio
Provider Count 32 50 250 43
A&E TV Subscr Yes Yes Yes No
ABC Free-Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes
Acorn TV Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Prime Video Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Video Rent/Own Yes Yes Yes Yes
AMC TV Subscr No Yes Yes Yes
Bravo Subscr Yes No Yes Yes
Break Movies Free Yes No Yes Yes
BritBox Subscr No Yes Yes No
CBS Free-Limited & Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cinema Now Rent/Own Yes No Yes No
Cinemax MAX GO TV Subscr No Yes Yes Yes
CNBC Subscr Yes No Yes No
Crackle Free Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crunchyroll Subscr (& limited free) No No Yes Yes
DC Universe Subscr No Yes No No
DirecTV Subscr No No Yes Yes
DirecTV Cinema Rent Yes No Yes No
DramaFever Free w Ads & Subscr No No Yes Yes
E! Now TV Subscr Yes No Yes Yes
ePix Subscr No Yes Yes Yes
EsquireTV Now Subscr Yes No Yes Yes
FandangoNow Rent/Own/Tickets Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fandor Subscr Yes Yes Yes No
FilmStruck Subscr Yes Yes Yes No
Fox Now TV Subscr No No Yes Yes
FreeForm Free-Limited Yes Yes Yes No
FX Now TV Subscr No Yes Yes Yes
Google Play Rent/Own Yes Yes Yes Yes
HBO Go TV Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
HBO Now Subscr No Yes Yes Yes
History TV Subscr/Subscr No Yes Yes No
Hoopla Digital Library card No Yes No No
Hulu Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
IndieFlix Subscr Yes No Yes No
iTunes Store Rent/Own Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kanopy Library card No Yes No No
Lifetime; Lifetime Movie Ntwk TV Subscr/Subscr No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Movies&TV Rent/Own Yes Yes Yes No
Movies on Demand on Cable TV Subscr Yes No No No
Mubi Subscr Yes Yes Yes No
NBC Free-Limited No Yes Yes Yes
Netflix Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oxygen Now Subscr Yes No Yes Yes
Paramount Movies Buy Yes No Yes No
PBS TV Subscr, Limited Free No Yes Yes No
PlayStation Store (Sony Ent.) Rent/Own Yes Yes Yes No
Redbox Rent/Own Yes No No No
Shout! Factory Free Yes No Yes No
Seeso Subscr No No Yes Yes
Showtime Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
Showtime Anytime TV Subscr Yes No Yes Yes
Shudder Subscr No Yes Yes No
SnagFilms Free Yes No Yes No
Sprout Subscr Yes No Yes Yes
Starz Subscr No Yes Yes Yes
Sundance Now Subscr Yes Yes Yes No
Syfy Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes
TBS Subscr No No Yes Yes
the CW Free-Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes
the CW Seed Free-Limited No Yes No No
Tribeca Shortlist Subscr No No Yes Yes
TNT TV Subscr No No Yes Yes
TubiTV Free Yes Yes Yes Yes
Viaplay Subscr No No No No
Vimeo On Demand Rent No No Yes Yes
Vudu Rent/Own/Limited Free Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yahoo View Free No Yes Yes Yes
YouTube Premium Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes

Other Related Services[edit]

Other Services GoWatchIt JustWatch Reelgood Yidio
Movies Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV Seasons Yes Yes Yes Yes
TV Episodes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rent & Purchase Prices Yes Yes
Price Drop Tracking app only app only
Web Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Interface Yes Yes
Filtered Search Yes Yes Yes Yes
Watchlist Yes Yes Yes

Limited Scope/Related aggregators[edit]

  • InstantWatcher: instantwatcher.com, for Netflix and Amazon Prime/Video only.[6]
  • Decider: decider.com, is from the New York Post and is a recommendations and news feed site; where to stream/buy data is from GoWatchIt.[7]

Aggregator Sites in other languages[edit]

  • Tviso (www.tviso.com [6] HQ in Spain, international version site in progress as are apps for various platforms current posts as of January 2017.
  • Playpilot (www.playpilot.com): Founded in Sweden and currently active in Scandinavia. [8]

Beta, discontinued, or inactive aggregators[edit]

  • Minnow (minnow.tv, listed as beta (10/24/2017)[9]
  • CanIStreamIt (canistream.it, no longer updating website, app users report no longer functions (1/31/2017)
  • FilmGopher (filmgopher.com, site intro reflects beta, blog inactive for years, last tweet was 2013, site indicates a Facebook page but it doesn't exist (1/27/2017))
  • FindableTV (findable.tv, out-of-date, missing, incorrect data (1/19, 1/27/2016), social sites inactive)
  • FlixFindr (flixfinder.com,out-of-date, missing data (1/27/17), social sites last posts 2015)
  • KinoHunt (kinohunt.com, out-of-date, app last updated Feb 2015, social sites last updated Mar 2015 (as of 1/27/2017)
  • Watchily (watchi.ly, was listed as "beta", found in-active (Jan 2017))
  • WatchItStream (watchitstream.com) [10]
  • Jabid (not found except reference that Jabid.com was "up for sale" (Jan 2017))
  • fan.tv (discontinued in April 2018)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perez, Sarah (17 July 2017). "Reelgood helps cord cutters find, track and watch content from across streaming services". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  2. ^ Perez, Sarah (5 February 2015). "JustWatch Debuts A New Search Engine For Cord Cutters". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  3. ^ "Sites That Help You Find Streaming Shows". Consumer Reports. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  4. ^ Perez, Sarah (21 November 2016). "Reelgood debuts a hub for finding TV shows and movies across streaming services". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  5. ^ Pierce, David (10 March 2016). "Got Hulu and Netflix? You Need an App to Search It All". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  6. ^ "InstantWatcher: Better Way to Find Amazon Prime & Netflix Videos". Consumer Reports. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  7. ^ "New York Post Launches Website to Help Consumers Decide What to Watch". TheWrap. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  8. ^ "Playpilot appoints David Mühle as new CEO to drive expansion phase". RapidTVnews. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  9. ^ "Minnow". Last Commit, LLC. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Watch It Stream". Last Commit, LLC. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Farewell and Thank You". fanTV. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-06-25.