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Netflix Shutters Its Public API 59

esarjeant (100503) writes "I guess it shouldn't come as a total surprise, but Netflix has gone from not issuing new developer keys to announcing the entire [public API] program will be shut down. It's a real shame they are going to be taking this offline; it spurred quite a bit of innovation for the Netflix service. For major sites that have already gone live it sounds like Netflix will let them keep going, but if you're looking to build the next FeedFliks, then you better look elsewhere."
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Netflix Shutters Its Public API

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  • by swb ( 14022 ) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @11:59AM (#47236593)

    I've noticed that both Amazon and Netflix seem to make navigating streaming kind of murky, never wanting you to have a good grasp of what is or isn't available besides what they show you as featured titles. I've always suspected that this was done to mask the relatively thin and lame streaming titles that weren't on their short list of high-profile titles.

    I've also been surprised at how hard it is to browse the web site for DVDs on the iPad. The web site works, but its so Javascript laden that it makes it hard to use. Third party queue management apps were a salvation. Maybe they're trying to make finding DVDs annoying, too, so that all we'll do is watch the featured streams.

  • Re:So long... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by thunderclap ( 972782 ) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @07:39PM (#47238397)

    yay! best service ever. bet Google buys them within a year.

    And shuts them down in five years. (shall I list examples?)

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.