What is JustWatch?
Wondering how you can watch that TV show you used to watch, or feeling nostalgic for a movie you haven’t seen in a while, and you just can’t be bothered searching through all of the streaming platforms that you’re signed up with? Welcome to JustWatch! JustWatch is an online, comprehensive all-in-one ‘search engine’ to help you find who is streaming that Movie or TV show you’re looking for. JustWatch was launched in Berlin, in 2014.
How comprehensive is JustWatch?
JustWatch compiles its guide from over 500 legal providers like Netflix, Hulu, DisneyPlus, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video as well as free providers like Crunchyroll, Tubi TV and Plex. JustWatch covers streaming across more than 50 countries across North/South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Middle East.
JustWatch goes beyond just being a database by also keeping you updated on what’s new, what’s hot, what’s popular, lists on the top 5 (movies, tv shows, providers), and what is new/upcoming under each provider. It makes recommendations under various categories like Perfect For Data Night, Top Sport Movies, Romantic Movies That Don’t Suck, or even Guillermo del Toro’s Twitter Film Recommendations. You can also set up your own all-in-one watchlist to track shows you’re interested in, collected across all of your streaming platforms.
Where can you get JustWatch?
You can access JustWatch on its webpage, or download the JustWatch app free for the following platforms:
- Google Play
- App Store
- LG TV
- Samsung TV
JustWatch’s Widgets, API and Business Intelligence service
JustWatch also offers e-commerce and commission possibilities for the entrepreneurial, allowing you to utilise data about the content and OTT and streaming providers.
As you would expect from it’s popularity, JustWatch ‘generates tens of millions of datapoints per month on OTT availaibilty and consumer intent, behavior and consumption’ (source, JustWatch). From that data, JustWatch can provide reporting across all partnered OTT providers, as well as data on historical content availability and pricing data, even data analysis of the content library.
If you’re interested in connecting with JustWatch e-commerce opportunities and commissions, they suggest contacting them via their inquiry form or via email.
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