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Bryan^H

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So my biggest question about digital streaming services is, why isn't there an index that shows you every possible title that service is carrying? Alphabetical, by year, anything. Maybe I'm missing it but I have never noticed this feature on .Amazon Prime, Starz, CBS, or Netflix.
I have stumbled completely by accident onto shows and movies I really like completely unaware they were ever available in the first place. From a sub category "because you liked ----"

Why not just have "TV from the 60's" for example, And then alphabetically list every show available in that capacity?

Again maybe I'm missing it and there is something like this search tool, but I haven't noticed it. The thing I hate about subscribing to these streaming services is the "shell game" content search.
 
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I don't think there's any way of doing it in the apps themselves, but there are other listings out there like this one:

 

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Hbo and the new Peacock list every movie in alphabetical order.
So does showtime I think.
 

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Hbo and the new Peacock list every movie in alphabetical order.
So does showtime I think.

Peacock's app is pretty much a clone of Hulu's (but then, so is the service :unsure: ), which also had endless alphabetical scrolling pages under "All Movies/Shows" back when I subscribed.
 

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In the case of Netflix at least, I think this is by design. They won't even let you search their catalog for a specific title unless you're a member. An A - Z list would expose the vast drought in their catalog at any given time, something I think they would much rather we didn't focus on.
 

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In the case of Netflix at least, I think this is by design. They won't even let you search their catalog for a specific title unless you're a member. An A - Z list would expose the vast drought in their catalog at any given time, something I think they would much rather we didn't focus on.

Exactly what I was thinking. It makes for a very awkward way of finding (or missing in my case) content on their platform. Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, there is a disconnect happening all the time.
 

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In the case of Netflix at least, I think this is by design. They won't even let you search their catalog for a specific title unless you're a member. An A - Z list would expose the vast drought in their catalog at any given time, something I think they would much rather we didn't focus on.
Exactly what I was thinking. It makes for a very awkward way of finding (or missing in my case) content on their platform. Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, there is a disconnect happening all the time.

Yeah, they also completely mess up other search engines' attempts to determine if they have specific titles available.

I often wanna quickly determine if they (or some other service) currently has a title available before choosing to (blind) buy something on sale from iTunes, but their system seems to make Google and especially Rotten Tomatoes' search results very unreliable (w/ found links often not working properly) at least on my iPhone...

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To Catch A Thief is now available in 4K UHD on Amazon streaming for a ridiculous price of $24.99!
 

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