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Comparison of video streaming aggregators

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 tableEdit

Service Provider Type JustWatch GoWatchIt Reelgood Yidio
Provider Count 105 50 55 43
A&E TV Subscr        
ABC Free-Limited        
Acorn TV Subscr        
Amazon Prime Video Subscr        
Amazon Video Rent/Own        
AMC TV Subscr        
Apple iTunes Rent/Own  
Boomerang Subscr  
Bravo Subscr        
Break Movies Free        
BritBox Subscr        
CBS Free-Limited & Subscr        
Cinema Now Rent/Own        
Cinemax MAX GO TV Subscr        
Comedy Central TV Subscr    
CNBC Subscr        
The Criterion Channel Subscr)  
Crunchyroll Subscr (& limited free)        
CuriosityStream Subscr  
Cw Seed Subscr  
DC Universe Subscr        
DirecTV Now Subscr  
Dove Channel Subscr  
DramaFever Free w Ads & Subscr        
Eros Now Subscr  
E! TV Subscr        
Epix Subscr        
FandangoNow Rent/Own/Tickets        
Fandor Subscr        
Fox Now TV Subscr        
FreeForm Free-Limited        
Funimation Now Free  
FX Now TV Subscr        
Google Play Rent/Own        
GuideDoc Subscr  
HBO Go TV Subscr        
HBO Now Subscr        
History TV Subscr/Free-Limited        
History Vault Subscr  
Hoopla Digital Library card        
Hulu Subscr        
IMDb Freedive Free  
Indieflix Subscr        
iTunes Store Rent/Own  
Kanopy Library card        
Lifetime & Lifetime Movie Ntwk TV Subscr/Subscr        
Microsoft Movies & TV Rent/Own        
Movies on Demand TV Subscr        
Mubi Subscr        
MyOutdoorTV Subscr  
NBC Free-Limited        
Netflix Subscr        
Netflix Kids Subscr  
Noggin Amazon Channel Subscr  
Oxygen Now Subscr        
Paramount Movies Buy        
PBS TV Subscr, Limited Free        
Popcornflix Free  
PlayStation Store Rent/Own        
Redbox Rent/Own        
The Roku Channel Free  
Seeso Subscr        
Shout! Factory Free        
Showtime Subscr        
Showtime Anytime TV Subscr        
Shudder Subscr        
Sling TV Subscr  
SnagFilms Free        
Sony Crackle Free        
Sprout Subscr        
Starz Subscr        
Sundance Now Subscr        
Syfy Subscr        
TBS Subscr        
The CW Free-Limited        
TriBeCa Shortlist Subscr        
TNT TV Subscr        
TubiTV Free        
Viaplay Subscr        
Vimeo Rent        
Vudu Rent/Own/Limited Free        
WWE Network Subscr  
Yahoo! View Free        
YouTube Free Free  
YouTube Premium Subscr        
YuppTV Subscr  

Limited Scope/Related aggregatorsEdit

  • 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 languagesEdit

  • Tviso [6] HQ in Spain, international version site in progress as are apps for various platforms current posts as of January 2017.
  • Playpilot: Founded in Sweden and currently active in Scandinavia.[8]
  • Dondeloveo: Founded in Argentina. It covers over 280 Video Streaming Sites from over 18 countries in Latin America, as of April 2019.[9]

Beta, discontinued, or inactive aggregatorsEdit

  • Minnow (minnow.tv, listed as beta (10/24/2017)[10]
  • 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)[11]
  • Jabid (not found except reference that Jabid.com was "up for sale" (Jan 2017))
  • fan.tv (discontinued in April 2018)[12]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Dossiernet - Business Bureau lanza DONDELOVEO, app que permite encontrar dónde ver películas, series y eventos online". DossierNet (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  10. ^ "Minnow". Last Commit, LLC. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Watch It Stream". Last Commit, LLC. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Farewell and Thank You". fanTV. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-06-25.