Who is this website for?
It's for Netflix and Amazon users who want to explore their respective streaming video catalogs more efficiently.
You can also play or queue these titles directly from this website.
Can I use this website for free?
Yes. But you do have to have a Netflix or Amazon membership to be able to play and queue the titles you find on this website.
How are you associated with Netflix?
Netflix built something called the Netflix API, which lets independent software developers use Netflix's database to build useful applications for Netflix users. This website uses the Netflix API to build its own, separate database of Netflix's streaming titles. This website is not owned or controlled by Netflix.
How are you associated with Amazon?
We are independent of Amazon as well, but they provide us with partner-level access to their video catalog.
Who created this website?
Kaja Software, a software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
How can I report bugs or request features?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
a great example of the amazing things which can be built when a company offers up an API for use by third-party developers. ProgrammableWeb dubbed it one of their 'best new mashups' and we definitely agree. The InstantWatcher is a must for Netflix subscribers everywhere that streaming is offered.
about a quadrillion times easier to browse than Netflix's own site
If you're a frequent viewer of Netflix's streaming fare, you're probably numb to how inefficient the rental service's browsing and search pages can be. InstantWatcher is a soothing balm of clean, fast movie browsing.
hats off to instantwatcher.com: with a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of effort, it turns three APIs into one cool site!
The Netflix members who use [instantwatcher.com] love it. We have an application gallery on our website, and instantwatcher.com is consistently one of the top rated applications out there.
an ingenious, ingeniously simple site that does one thing: help you locate items you can Watch Instantly
, "Five Ways to Get More Out of Internet TV," Apr 6, 2010
This site is invaluable for Netflix users
, "10 Tools to Get the Most Out of Netflix," Jan 10, 2011
Video review at 5:48 on Cord Cutters
, "How To Optimize Netflix Streaming," Jan 11, 2011
a fuller picture of [Netflix's] streaming inventory
— Washington Post
, "PostPoints tip: Quick help for Netflix instant viewers," Mar 7, 2011