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About movie APIs
New movies come out every season. With streaming services adding new creative content, it is difficult to find all the possible options. Whenever someone searches for their favorite type of movie through an app or website, the program reaches out to a movie database API.
What is a movie API?
An API focused on the film industry is an online collection of information about movies and television. It is like pausing the credits at the end of a film to gather information. A film buff can quickly learn about the year of release, the actors involved with the film, and other members of the creative staff. A movie streaming API gives information about where users can find and watch a film online.
How does a movie API work?
When a program sends a GET request to an API, the virtual database sends back information in JSON or XML format. The website or application can then use this data to perform actions such as answering user search queries, creating trivia questions, or displaying viewing links.
Who would use a movie database API?
This kind of API would be useful for any developer working on projects related to the film industry. The best movie APIs will not just share basic information about movie titles and lead actors and actresses. They will also help special effects fans find the company that produced amazing images or let fans of a certain director find all of his or her projects.
What can a developer expect from an API devoted to film?
Every film has thousands of potential data points. The listing of support staff alone involves hundreds of names. The best movie APIs will allow a developer any easy way to search for information. These APIs are typically maintained by movie fans. Developers can expect that their APIs will have up-to-date data.
Streaming channels change frequently. Movie streaming APIs like StreamZui or GoWATCH will help users find a place to watch a movie or show.
Are there free movie-centered APIs?
Most of the current film and television APIs have a freemium developer package. The API host bases the cost on the number of requests an application can make in a day. If there are few requests, there is no charge. Frequent requests require a paid package. Some APIs that are primarily for entertainment purposes are free. For example, the MovieQuotes API will share hundreds of movie quotes with users at no charge.
Movie API SDKs
All movie 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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