CNET Top 5
How to easily find TV shows and movies onlineSearching for something to watch online doesn't have to be difficult. Here are five tools that help.
These are the best ways to find what you wanna watch online. Have you ever go hunting online to find a TV show or a movie but you're not sure if it's on Netflix, or Hulu, Amazon Prime, or somewhere else? Well, here are five tools you can use to solve that problem. At number 5 is Stremio. Unlike the rest of the services on this list, Stremio is an app available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. It does not have a web component. Stremio searches through iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and others. It can also act as a media manager. So if you wanna play your own video files on it, you can. Stremio is polished, and works quite well, I just wish it had a web version. Coming in at number 4 is gowatchit.com. It's a pretty straight forward site with a good landing page showing you what's new. The search feature is quick but the results are split between TV shows and movies. Let's say you find a TV show you wanna watch like Parks and Recreation GoWatchIt can send you to the season page of the show on Amazon or Netflix. If you wanna go directly to a particular episode from GoWatchIt, it requires lots of clicks. If you're just looking for movies, you'll have a much easier time. Number 3 is justwatch.com. This site is very quick. Search for a show like The Flash and boom you get the results up front telling you how many seasons are available to stream. And on what services. You can click through to the show page which is a bit sparse. There're episodes description but you have to click to see more information. Justwatch.com is great if you know exactly what you're looking for. On top of that. It also has a pretty nice new release section that shows you what's been added on tons of services. It's also really easy to filter like clicking the icons above the timeline. [MUSIC] And number 2, TRAKT. TV. If you're looking for a very powerful search tool that also syncs up with your media center, look no further than trakt.tv. If you don't care about the media centre stuff, the search tool is so great. Each title page gives a ton of information with descriptions of the program and even a stat like total run time of a television show. Did you know that it would take 2 days, 18 hours and 15 minutes to watch all of Game of Thrones? Now why would you need that information? Because you're deciding how to schedule your life around a binge show. What kind of question was that? At number 1 is reelgood.com. It searches through a boatload of services, paid, free, TV Everywhere, and even DirecTV Now. The search is also really quick. Title pages show both the IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes score, if you like that kind of thing. Reelgood presents television shows really well. Descriptions appear when you hover over a thumbnail. One of the features I really like on Reelgood, is when you click a particular episode of a television show, Reelgood will send you to that episode on Netflix or Amazon. Real good gets you to what you want to watch with less clicks. I'll be honest, I dislike the phrase I'll be honest because it implies I've been lying the whole time. Anyway, it was really difficult to rank these services. Let me know me know which one is your favorite. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'll see you online.