HomeNewsHD NewsNetflix now hiding expiration dates from API to avoid another 'Streampocalpyse'

Netflix now hiding expiration dates from API to avoid another ‘Streampocalpyse’

netflix logoWhen nearly 1,800 Netflix titles vanished from their streaming library on May 1, the media had a field day. Headlines like “Streampocalypse,” “Streamageddon,” and possibly even “Taking 1(thousand-eight-hundred) for the Stream” littered blogs everywhere. It was just another batch of bad press that Netflix certainly didn’t need. That list was published at  InstantWatcher, a very handy site for mapping out your viewing gameplan, but it was viewable by anyone who took a look at Netflix’ “expiring soon” titles on the company’s API (application programming interface) developer blog. But this week Netflix’ director of API engineering Daniel Jacobson stated that the company will stop including expiration dates in the public API. Here’s the full statement:

Starting today, we will no longer provide expiration dates for any of our titles in the public API. We will continue to publish the field to the REST API and the catalog index file to minimize the likelihood of breaking applications that use it, although all titles will now have “1/1/2100” as the date value. We are making this change because the expiration date can be inaccurate as a result of frequent, often last minute, changes in content flow. Netflix members will still be able to see the listed title expirations on Netflix.com on each individual title page.

Source: Engadget

Sam Jordan
Sam Jordanhttps://hd-report.com
Sam Jordan is a freelance writer, editor, and comedian.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hot 4k Blu-rays!

Furiosa- A Mad Max Saga - Limited Edition Steelbook
Godzilla | Kong Monsterverse 5-Film Collector's Edition
Dune: Part Two 4k Blu-ray
Dune 2-Movie 4k Blu-ray Collection

Fire HD10 Tablet Only $95!

Fire HD10 10.1

4k Blu-ray Deal!

Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary 4k Blu-ray

OLED 4k TV Deal!

Samsung 65-inch OLED 4k TV

4k/HDR TV Deal

55

New Articles

Support Us!