1. anon3700711's Avatar

    Netflix is shuttering its public API today, effectively ending support for a number of third-party apps that made use of the API to get TV and movie show titles as well as other data from the streaming service.

    The move doesnt come as a surprise; Netflix stopped issuing new keys to its public API two years ago, which made it impossible for new developers to sign up and make use of the data. And in June, the companys VP of Edge Engineering Daniel Jacobson announced that Netflix was retiring its public API altogether. In a post, he wrote:
    To better focus our efforts and to align them with the needs of our global member base, we will be retiring the public API program. Effective on November 14, 2014, public API developers will no longer be able to access Netflix content.
    Apps or mashups that have made use of the public API will return 404 error messages starting today. However, not all apps that incorporate Netflix data will break: The company has partnered with a small number of third-party developers to give them continued access to its data. These partners include NextGuide, Yidio, Fanhattan and Can I Stream It.

    Netflixs API was initially developed as a way for third parties to tap into Netflixs catalog, but it also became a key piece of Netflixs internal development when the company began to target living room devices. These days, Netflixs API gets around five billion requests per day, primarily from Netflixs own apps running on a variety of devices. Netflixs public API on the other hand never saw huge traffic. Jacobson recently shared during a presentation at OSCON that eleven years worth of public API requests equal about one day of private API requests.
    11-15-14 11:18 AM
  2. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    The API wasn't even "public" to begin with. In their early days, they let developers sign up, and use it freely. As stated in the article, new developers haven't been able to use the API for years now. This move doesn't surprise me in the least bit.
    11-15-14 11:32 AM
  3. Billiam1975's Avatar

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    11-15-14 04:43 PM
  4. mrfreeze's Avatar

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    Interesting point..

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    11-15-14 06:35 PM
  5. ymb's Avatar
    Interesting point..

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    11-15-14 06:58 PM
  6. mrfreeze's Avatar

    Posted via CB10
    11-19-14 09:39 AM
  7. masterful's Avatar
    Are they moving towards html5

    11-19-14 11:00 AM
  8. LostOnThePianoRoll's Avatar
    Are they moving towards html5

    Moving toward a closed down system

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    11-19-14 11:04 AM
  9. Jose Casiano's Avatar
    Didn't even use a third party Netflix app their Android version works fine so no worries here

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    11-19-14 11:41 AM

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