My single largest situation with streaming companies is that I can’t maintain observe of which motion pictures and reveals can be found on which platform. If you’ve ever spent half an hour leaping from Netflix to Crave to Disney+ on the lookout for a film you wish to watch, you understand my ache.
Worse, for those who use a wise TV, you most likely really feel it much more. I really like that I can open a streaming app on my Roku TV and begin watching one thing with just a few clicks, however making an attempt to search for a film is painfully sluggish, particularly if I don’t know what service it’s on.
However, I just lately stumbled throughout an internet site known as ‘JustWatch’ that has, for probably the most half, solved my complaints. I assumed I’d share it so anybody else pissed off with looking for content material on streaming networks can lastly get some candy aid.
SimplyWatch is a straightforward service that permits you to search for a film or TV present and see a neat listing of what platforms at the moment have it out there. Plus, it really works in Canada and helps each the Canadian variations of common streaming apps and lots of Canada-specific platforms like Crave and CBC Gem.
As an instance, let’s say you wished to re-watch Game of Thrones. If you search for the sequence on SimplyWatch, you’ll be able to see a listing of the place it’s out there to stream in Canada. SimplyWatch lists it beneath ‘Crave Plus’ because you want Crave and the ‘Movies + HBO’ add-on. Game of Thrones can also be on Videotron’s Illico streaming platform. Moreover, SimplyWatch lists choices for purchasing Game of Thrones (Apple TV and Google Play have all eight seasons, whereas Microsoft’s retailer solely has one season). Finally, whereas there was no choice for this on Game of Thrones, SimplyWatch can even listing the place individuals can lease content material.
Watch lists, what’s new and different helpful instruments
However, itemizing the place individuals can discover and stream content material is just one function of SimplyWatch. The platform additionally presents a watch listing software and the flexibility to trace what number of episodes of a present you’ve watched. Users can fee content material as effectively, which will help it floor suggestions.
Speaking of suggestions, customers can even inform SimplyWatch which streaming companies they’ve. Doing so lets the app filter content material so it doesn’t advocate one thing that’s not out there to you.
Finally, SimplyWatch has sections for searching ‘popular’ content material, in addition to a ‘New’ part that lists new arrivals in your streaming platforms. The platform is ad-supported, however clients can improve to the ‘Pro’ model to take away adverts and get just a few different quality-of-life options. SimplyWatch Pro prices $2.99 per thirty days.
Overall, I’d say that SimplyWatch isn’t an ideal app, or arguably even vital. But with the ability to shortly search for a film and see what streaming platforms it’s out there on has made choosing one thing to observe a lot, a lot simpler. Hopefully, it’s one thing that helps you too.