Web app of the week: Can I Stream.It

Although traditional TV channels still dominate, streaming services are currently experiencing massive growth. This 2016 study by eMarketer found that, for the first time ever, over half of all Americans now watch TV via a streaming service. This figure leaps to 93.7% of millennial internet users (aged between 15 – 35 years). About one quarter of these internet TV viewers stream series and movies using subscription-based services such as Sky, Amazon Video, or Netflix. As well as film and series libraries, these platforms offer an increasing number of self-produced, high-quality series and blockbusters exclusively for their users.

With such a wide variety of streaming portals available, users can quickly become overwhelmed and lose sight of which streaming provider offers the best services to suit their wishes. The streaming search engine, CanIStream.It can provide answers here. What exactly does our web app of the week do, and why should providers register their video streaming platform there?

What do the different platforms offer and how much do they cost?

With the number of providers continually growing, the quest for the perfect movie streaming service is becoming more difficult; the wide choice of streaming services means it can take longer than ever for the consumer to decide which service is for them. This is exacerbated by the fact that the providers all offer a different range of films and TV series, which means that users who have already taken out a subscription to a service can lose out if they discover a service with a better selection.

The free search engine, Can I Stream It, was developed in order to prevent this from happening. With the help of useful search functions and filters (i.e. genres, payment plans, etc.) users can easily find out which streaming providers offer the films and series they want to watch, as well as how much they cost. The search results give consumers details about the files on offer, including video quality as well as which seasons are available, whether there is any free content, any known television broadcasting times, and whether the streamed video is also available to buy on DVD/Blu-ray. There’s also extra information for each film, including a synopsis, genre specifications, and cast and crew details.

How to use Can I Stream It

You don’t need an account to find your perfect provider with Can I Stream It, although registered users have more options with the web app. For example, registered users can choose to be notified when specific films and series are available on their chosen platform, as well as share information about them on social media. Users can also choose to be notified by e-mail when changes are made to items on their watch list, for example, when they become available on a particular streaming service, or if a new season or language option is available. 

To set up an account, simply select ‘Sign up now’ from the ‘Login’ drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner, and provide your e-mail address and a password, or select ‘Log in with Facebook’.

Users can proceed to choose their preferred streaming service and activate the new account by simply clicking on the confirmation link in the e-mail.

Users now have access to the search engine as well as the site’s full range of functions. The image here gives an example of the availability of a particular series with various providers. It also shows the following options: which seasons and episodes are available, which platforms they are available on, share options and a link to the show’s IMDB page, and a notification option. Notifications are listed under ‘Reminders’ in the top right-hand corner.

Conclusion: clear, informative, and extensive

Using Can I Stream It makes it far easier for internet users to find the right streaming service for them. With its simple user interface and self-explanatory features, the web app is also simple enough for less technically savvy users to navigate. The practical filter function enables users to receive new suggestions, or find a film or series even when they can’t remember the exact name. In addition to tens of thousands of movies, Can I Stream It has thousands of series in its database that users can stream on a variety of platforms, including:

  • Netflix
  • Amazon Video
  • Hulu Plus
  • Crackle
  • YouTube
  • Epix
  • Xfinity
  • SnagFilms
  • Fandor
  • Vudu
  • HBO Go
  • Showtime
  • Cinemax
  • Starz

Can I Stream It is not only suitable for private use; thanks to the range of services and prices on offer, it also proves a first-rate platform and price comparison site for entrepreneurs starting up their own streaming service to promote themselves and analyze the competition. With hundreds of thousands of film fanatics and TV junkies using this search engine service every single month, it’s worth investing in Can I Stream It.