One of many few glorious options that Amazon Prime Video can boast about above all of its rivals is its X-Ray performance that hyperlinks into IMDb to have the ability to present extra details about any choose title together with its forged, trivia and extra. Now, because of a Chrome extension, a few of that performance can be utilized for Netflix.
The extension, presently solely available for Google Chrome on desktop, provides us a glimpse as to what Prime Video’s X-Ray operate may seem like utilized to Netflix.
Amazon first introduced X-Ray for Movies all the way back in 2012 and is without doubt one of the few options that units that streamer apart from the remainder.
In contrast to Prime Video’s performance, it solely presently provides a handful of actors which are based mostly on their appearances all through your complete present or film versus Prime Video’s methodology of doing it on a scene-by-scene foundation.
Clicking into any of the actors will convey up a group of that actor’s different works. Clicking every title will reveal details about that film or sequence together with trailers, evaluate scores and descriptions. Most significantly, it pulls in its streaming availability from Google however doesn’t simply point out which different titles can be found on Netflix.
The extension additionally pulls in soundtracks for respective titles too.
We managed to nab just a few phrases with the developer Sid for the Chrome extension to speak about the way it took place and the place it’s headed sooner or later.
WoN: What gave you concept to start out the mission?
Amazon Prime’s X-Ray function, I liked how I didn’t need to verify my cellphone or change between home windows to get to know extra concerning the forged and songs. However what amazon’s X Ray function lacked was particulars of the opposite TV reveals and flicks the forged has labored in. I’ve added that too. You may see their different works, trailers, rankings, and streaming information in a single click on.
WoN: Are you able to inform us how the extension works technically? Does it use API’s and so forth?
It makes use of a bunch of APIs and web sites, IMDb, Youtube, TMDb, Google, TuneFind.
WoN: How has the response been to date?
I’ve solely posted just a few posts on Reddit to date and the response has been fairly good.
WoN: What enlargement plans past the music lists do you’ve got for the longer term?
– Normal Trivia and Goofs associated to the film, present, and actor
– Suggestions based mostly on the film/present presently being watched
– Integration with different OTT platforms (Disney+, HBO, and so forth.)