MPAA Removed Netflix from Its Movie Search EngineAdded: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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WhereToWatch is a search engine launched by the MPAA couple years ago in order to offer people alternatives to piracy. However, now Netflix, the largest legitimate streaming platform in the US, is no longer listed in its database. WhereToWatch enables people to search for movies and TV-shows and check if and where they are available. The MPAA hoped the search engine would steer American visitors away from pirate sites.
However, after a few months, Netflix suddenly disappeared from the WhereToWatch search results. So, why doesn’t the search engine index the most widely used TV and movie streaming platform in the country? No party has given an answer to this question. In the meantime, the results for searching the popular movies bring to a list of services other than Netflix. The problem gets even worse for videos that are exclusively available on Netflix, like House of Cards. The most interesting fact is that GoWatchIt, the website used by WhereToWatch for its search results, still lists Netflix as a viewing option.
There can be two reasons: either the MPAA decided to turn off the Netflix option or Netflix itself objected to being listed in the results. Of course, the latter seems unlikely, but there are other search engines experiencing problems with Netflix as well. For example, FindanyFilm, the UK version of WhereToWatch, doesn’t list any Netflix movies either, because Netflix doesn’t work with the search engine as a retail partner.
In any case, the MPAA is expected to make Netflix results a priority for its search engine because having a legitimate video content search engine without the most popular service worldwide makes no sense.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
|can i guess? They want money from Netflix to list their site. MPAA is not in the business for giving anything away lol|
|Whatever the reason. Netflix viewing numbers are sure to slide to almost zero. Not on the MPAA search engine!!! That until this story I did not know existed. Poor Netflix|
|#3 lol, maybe that's what they're thinking? But yea I bet they're just wanting money and I never heard of that WhereToWatch site as I bet my few friends don't either. Huge dent you made in their profits, MPAA!|
|posted by (2016-04-14 08:37:15)|
|Maybe Netflix should list that MPAA search engine somewhere on their website, so people actually know about it instead ?|
|The MPAA has a search engine?|
|posted by (2016-04-17 18:35:22)|
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