How To: Find Out Where (And When) You Can Watch Movies and TV Shows Online Using CanIStream.It?

Find Out Where (And When) You Can Watch Movies and TV Shows Online Using CanIStream.It?

Streaming video has definitely changed how we watch movies and television shows, but with the constantly growing number of services out there, it can be hard to keep track of who's got what. Who's got Disney now? Starz? Netflix? Who knows. And when you add sites that let you rent or purchase titles, you could spend all evening trying to find something to watch.

Here to simplify the process is a service called Can I Stream It?, which lets you search for your favorite movies and TV shows to find out where you can stream, rent, or buy them online, or browse by the services you have to see what's available.

When you make a selection, Can I Stream It? lays out all of the channels where you can watch it, along with prices and subscription prices. If you have an account and want to watch something that's not available, you can have them send you a notification when it is.

There are plenty of ways to search, too. Can I Stream It? has apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, plus a Chrome Extension to make searching from your browser even faster.

It's worth noting that they're missing some channels, but all of the major ones are there and they're planning on adding more in the future, like Redbox and Blockbuster Express. If you like to use a gaming console to watch movies, you're out of luck—no support for Xbox Live or the PlayStation Store just yet.

Here's a complete rundown of what they crawl right now:

Instant Streaming

  • Netflix
  • Amazon
  • Hulu Plus
  • Crackle
  • YouTube
  • Epix (movies only)
  • Xfinity Streampix

Streaming Rental

  • Amazon (movies only)
  • iTunes (movies only)
  • Google Play (movies only)
  • Vudu (movies only)
  • YouTube (movies only)
  • Blockbuster (movies only)

Digital Purchase

  • Amazon
  • iTunes
  • Google Play
  • Vudu
  • Blockbuster (movies only)

DVD / Blu-ray

  • Amazon DVD (movies only)
  • Amazon Blu-ray (movies only)
  • Netflix (movies only)
  • Redbox (movies only)

Xfinity Subscribers

  • HBO
  • Showtime
  • Cinemax
  • Starz
  • Encore
  • Xfinity Free

If you watch a lot of movies on different sites, Can I Stream It? will definitely save you some time. It's a great way to find what you're looking for, and maybe even a few things you're not.

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3 Comments

This is the website I've been waiting for!

Absolutely fantastic! Oh, and an app, too! Wowza!

Another good alternative is KinoHunt. It allows you to track prices of movies on iTunes and Amazon, the two most popular streaming sources and notifies you of price drop and availability.

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