Thanks for honorable mention for devember project. Also I’d love users what2watchlist.com
Project TLDR; (current state)
- Track shows/movies you are interested in watching
- See availability by region (Great for vpn users)
- Get metrics on streaming providers (who has more movies, etc.)
- Find free media in your watchlist and where to watch it.
- Ready up with a friend in the lobby to find what’s matching between your watchlists.
Goal: Combine services from “The Movie DB” and “Privacy.com”
This project is my attempt at creating a service I have wished existed but found myself starting and stopping too many times since the start of Covid. I’m posting in hopes to force myself to stay on target.
I will update below with specifics about how these services will work together once I am further along. I just think it’s a good simple idea that a more experienced developer might bang out quick and then I’d have no ownership over it.
I’ve watched a lot of Netflix in my time. There have been months without watching anything and others where I’d seen all that was good where I’ve scrolled so hard I passed the same movie in 4 different categories.
There is a limit to how much media can be on Netflix. The recommendation algorithm is nowhere as good as Youtube where the media never ends and click-bait is plenty.
I had the Idea that you don’t need an algorithm pushing content on you. Just make a list of media you are actually interested in and waht2watchlist will point you in the direction of streaming services that have movies and shows you actually want to watch.
Manage canceling and starting service by just pausing payment and starting it back up all from the same place with the help of privacy/lithic API.
I have some things to show so far and will host on linode what2watchlist.com with weekly updates.
I’m using Meteor js for development. Currently you can search for media, see some details on movies & tv, make an account, and edit your watchlist.
Each week I’ll wipe the server so don’t expect anything you do to be saved while playing around. Project is now in released mode so user data will be persistent.
- Movie Page
- Create User
Edit: project link removed IP address reference was waiting 24 hrs from post for dns records to propagate. (For anything I missed either now or later) etc…
Edit2: Service I’m trying to provide descriptor.
Edit3: what2watchlist.com now being served on default port 80/443
Edit: Project tldr and thanks for recognizing my hard work.