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]

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 FanTV GoWatchIt JustWatch ReelGood (Beta) Yidio
A&E TV Subscr No No Yes No No
ABC Free-Limited No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Acorn TV Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Prime Video Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Video Rent/Own Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AMC TV Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
Bravo Subscr No Yes No Yes Yes
Break Movies Free No Yes No Yes Yes
BritBox Subscr No No Yes No No
CBS All Access Subscr No No Yes No Yes
CBS.com Free-Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cinema Now Rent/Own No Yes No No No
Cinemax MAX GO TV Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
CNBC Subscr No Yes No No No
Colony Rent/Own No Yes No No No
Crackle Free Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Crunchyroll Subscr (& limited free) No No No Yes Yes
DirecTV Subscr No No No Yes Yes
DirecTV Cinema Rent No Yes No No No
DOX (Flixfling) Subscr No Yes No No No
DramaFever Free w Ads & Subscr No No No Yes Yes
E! Now TV Subscr No Yes No Yes Yes
ePix Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
EsquireTV Now Subscr No Yes No No Yes
FandangoNow Rent/Own/Tickets No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fandor Subscr No No Yes No No
FilmStruck Subscr No No Yes No No
Fox Now TV Subscr No No No No Yes
FreeForm Free-Limited No Yes No No No
FX Now TV Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
Google Play Rent/Own Yes No Yes Yes Yes
GuideDoc Subscr No No Yes No No
HBO Go TV Subscr Yes No Yes Yes Yes
HBO Now Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
History TV Subscr/Subscr Yes No Yes Yes No
Hulu Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IndieFlix Subscr No Yes No No No
iTunes Store Rent/Own Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lifetime; Lifetime Movie Ntwk TV Subscr/Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Movies&TV Rent/Own No No Yes No No
Movies on Demand on Cable TV Subscr No Yes No No No
Mubi Subscr No No Yes No No
NBC Free-Limited Yes No No Yes Yes
Netflix Subscr Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oxygen Now Subscr No Yes No Yes Yes
Paramount Movies Buy No Yes No No No
PBS TV Subscr, Limited Free No No No Yes No
PlayStation Store (Sony Ent.) Rent/Own No Yes Yes No No
realeyz (Germany) Subscr No No Yes No No
ReelHouse Subscr No Yes No No No
Redbox Rent/Own No Yes No No No
Shout! Factory Free No Yes No No No
Seeso Subscr No No No Yes Yes
Showtime Subscr Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Showtime Anytime TV Subscr No No No Yes Yes
Shudder Subscr No No Yes No No
SnagFilms Free No Yes No No No
Sprout Subscr No Yes No Yes Yes
Starz Subscr No No Yes Yes Yes
Sundance Now Subscr No Yes Yes No No
Syfy Subscr No Yes No Yes Yes
TBS Subscr No No No Yes Yes
the CW Free-Limited Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Tribeca Shortlist Subscr No No No Yes Yes
TNT TV Subscr Yes No No Yes Yes
TubiTV Free No No Yes Yes Yes
Vimeo On Demand Rent No No No Yes Yes
Vudu Rent/Own/Limited Free Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Warriors & Gangsters (Ownzones) Subscr No Yes No No No
Yahoo View Free No No Yes Yes Yes
YouTube Red Subscr No Yes No Yes Yes

Other Related Services[edit]

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

Limited Scope/Related aggregators[edit]

  • InstantWatcher: instantwatcher.com, for Netflix and Amazon Prime/Video only.[5]
  • 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.[6]

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.

Beta, discontinued, or inactive aggregators[edit]

  • 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) [7]
  • Jabid (not found except reference that Jabid.com was "up for sale" (Jan 2017))

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perez, Sarah (5 February 2015). "JustWatch Debuts A New Search Engine For Cord Cutters". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Free Sites and Apps That Help You Find What's Streaming". Consumer Reports. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  3. ^ Perez, Sarah (21 November 2016). "Reelgood debuts a hub for finding TV shows and movies across streaming services". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  4. ^ Pierce, David (10 March 2016). "Got Hulu and Netflix? You Need an App to Search It All". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  5. ^ "InstantWatcher: Better Way to Find Amazon Prime & Netflix Videos - Consumer Reports". 17 July 2015. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  6. ^ "New York Post Launches Website to Help Consumers Decide What to Watch". TheWrap. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Watch It Stream". Last Commit, LLC. Retrieved 8 February 2016.