zRate

Auto-add show information and IMDB ratings to Netflix 🍿

Once you add zRate, ratings from sources like IMDB and important show/movie information such as the plot, main cast, year(s) etc are added under each show card. Customize what is displayed by clicking the “Z” icon next to the address bar. Find the best shows!
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Björn RaveNew to the whole IndieBiz World
Please release firefox version :)
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@bjoern_rave Planning to have that out in the next few weeks!
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Björn RaveNew to the whole IndieBiz World
@ysriram what's the status on this? :)
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@bjoern_rave Just uploaded it to the firefox addon store today! It should be available shortly after firefox finishes its review - will keep you posted :)
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
IMDB has the most accurate ratings for my movie tastes. Too bad Netflix doesn't include this natively.
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@rrhoover This. Nothing worse than trying to find a decent movie/show to watch on netflix all the while the food is getting cold 😨
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Awesome, I was waiting for this! I never understood why Netflix doesn't show IMDB ratings.
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@yapartase They are too big to do this. Imdb has a really bad ToS and also has no API. So if you want to get ratings from them, you need to "steal" that with actually "downloading" the movie-page and parse out the needed data. This process will break almost every time when imdb do a page layout change, and it's illegal. This is the reason why tmdb looked as a much better alternative, but somehow imdb still more popular. So they either break the law, or waste a shitload of money or not implement this feature. (Also it's an interesting marketing/ux/sales question if showing imdb scores is good or bad for the product.)
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@tg44 Interesting. Strange that they don't have an API. I personally rely heavily on IMDB ratings/reviews when deciding what to watch. Often times I just give up on netflix because their recommendation/filter system is dreadful.
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Corey O
Senior Product Manager at Madison Reed
@yapartase '10 companies you might not realize are owned by amazon.' https://www.mentalfloss.com/arti...
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@tg44 @yapartase It also might be because they see IMDB as a competitor, and want to make their version of users ratings prevailing in the future. Just like Google doesn't show you TripAdvisor rating for hotels and restaurants while showing FB, Eater, etc and heavily investing in building their version.
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@tg44 @slava_orekhov True, that makes sense 🤔
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Good one to view the ratings all the time.
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YES! Was really waiting for something like this to appear, thank you!
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