[mythtv-users] Netflix API now available

Willy Boyd willyboyd at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 15:00:16 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Johnny Russ <jruss at mit.edu> wrote:
>>> No, but it does mean that MythFlix could have a much better/approved
>>> method to interact with Netflix's content.  It is not an API for Watch Now
>>> on new platforms.
>>> Oops, that is what I get for reading too fast. I saw them talking about
>> how people watch movies instantly on their PCs and then I saw that the API
>> was available, but I didn't check the details. As usual, if it sounds too
>> good to be true ...
> Though they did also mention on their blog that Mac support is coming by
> the end of the year so there is potentially hope that a Linux player could
> appear sometime down the road.
> Kevin
Sort of in the same vein as all this, PlayOn just started supporting Netflix
streaming.  Needs an XP/WMP11 install, and in turn makes the content
available as a UPNP media server.

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