Netflix has a massive data of movies and TV shows, anywhere between 20-30,000 at the time of writing this. It has 69 million subscribers in more than 60 countries and in total 10 billion hours of content is watched on the on-demand video streaming service every month (source). Recently Netflix became available in India. So obviously if you want to search your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix, it can prove to be a gargantuan task, especially when you wouldn’t know exactly what you would like to watch but you know what type of program you would like to watch.
Although Netflix allows you to create playlists and even recommends movies and TV shows according to the content that you have viewed, you don’t want a machine to decide what you should be watching next. You should be able to search your favorite movies and TV shows on your own, manually, and in minimum amount of time.
So how to search your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix?
Flixed can help you in this regard. It is an advanced search engine or index for Netflix.
But what does Flixed do that Netflix doesn’t?
As explained above, Netflix either uses your previous movie or TV show watching pattern to decide what you should be watching, or it allows you to create your own lists. But among thousands of titles, it is not possible to manually come across great content unless you know the exact name or the title or even the genre that you want to search on Netflix. The problem with the recommended listings is that you may miss out on great content due to your watching pattern. There should be different ways of searching your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix other than simply using the search box. Besides, different countries have different available shows. How do you know whether a particular movie or TV show is available in your country or not? Again, Flixed can help you find that out.
The ad-on search tool for Netflix can help you with which movie or TV show you can watch in your country, or if you are visiting another country what all will be available over there.
Along with helping you search for your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix, the listings also include review scores and ratings from IMDB. Suppose you would like to watch a family drama with an IMDB rating above 7 stars or above. You can do it on Flixed. Every listing also allows you to watch a trailer and go through the excerpts of reviews aggregated from Metacritic.
The best feature of Flixed is that when you search for your favorite movie or TV show on Netflix, it immediately tells you whether it’s is available in your country or not.
But right now the problem with the website is that not every country where Netflix is available is listed on the website. For example, Flixed doesn’t have India in the list of countries you can search on Netflix.