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About Netflix APIs
Currently, there is no officially supported Netflix API. However, there are several unofficial Netflix APIs that offer a host of features for users. Whether individuals utilize a specific Netflix database API or a simple streaming API that includes Netflix data, both provide end-users with bountiful and insightful information.
Many streaming APIs offer several features. Netflix APIs, in particular, provide information including access to local and national updates to the Netflix catalog. Additionally, users can request information on specific actors or actresses featured in shows or movies and information about Netflix originals alongside content currently available for streaming. Some unofficial Netflix APIs also provide access to iMBD information for specific movies and shows on Netflix.
The benefits of using a Netflix API
Netflix APIs offer many benefits to both developers and end-users. One of the primary advantages of using a Netflix database API is users’ ability to determine what shows, movies and Netflix originals are available on the streaming service without having an active account. These lookup APIs allow users to browse Netflix catalogs and determine if paying for the streaming subscription service fits their needs.
Moreover, Netflix does not offer an official “rating” scale. Several years ago, the company removed star ratings in favor of thumbs up or thumbs down. Many customers found this unhelpful, as it gave less insight into the quality of the service’s content. Several APIs allow individuals to look up specific reviews on other platforms that provide information about viewers’ reactions to the content. Viewers can then decide what to watch based on other’s thoughts.
APIs are also useful for looking up specific information on regional releases. They allow viewers to find out when Netflix will release certain content in their country, what languages it is available in and what subtitle options are available. This information is highly valued and not readily accessible with a simple Netflix search.
Are there free Netflix APIs?
There are currently several free Netflix database APIs, or APIs that are free to use but include paid features. For instance, Watch Here returns information on where users can watch popular shows and movies. The Netflix Unofficial API offers information on Netflix genres and categories, advanced search and filter options and provides information on actors in Netflix media. Lastly, Utelly gives suggestions and provides additional data to users regarding specific shows and movies.
Ultimately, end-users and developers may see the benefits of these APIs for research and analysis purposes.
Best Netflix APIs
Netflix API SDKs
All Netflix APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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