Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Netflix API Has Arrived – Netflix Users Rejoice!
Netflix just announced that their Netflix API is ready. You can sign up for a developer account and apply for an API today. This is great news for applications that could use a hook into the Netflix data such as the SageTV Netflix Plugin and the Microsoft Media Center Netflix Plugins available today.
WHAT DOES THE NETFLIX API INCLUDE?
AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL USES
The API is free for commercial uses as well as free applications. For example, developers could sell an application for the Google Phone or iPhone app store using the Netflix API. Another example would be the use of the API in a built-in feature in a media extender for example. Many APIs available today restrict the commercial use so this is a big plus for Netflix.
There is an API Gallery which is currently blank, but will eventually be populated with the many applications that use the Netflix API. I’ve been amazed at what some developers have already done using the Netflix RSS feeds and screen-scraping the Netflix Website so with the API available, look for lots of nice Netflix-centric applications soon.
Netflix Blog Announcement
Netflix Developer Blog Announcement with further Details
Netflix API Website
Netflix API Forums
More news about Netflix