The Streaming Wars are in full swing. Apple, NBC, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Disney and countless others vie for our attention and fight for exclusive rights to our favorite shows and films. How do you find out what is streaming where, when and for how long? In the video above, I go through a few ways to find streams of your favorite shows and movies.
Just google it
When you run the risk of sounding cheeky, the fastest way is to google the name of the show or movie you’re looking for to find out where to stream it. Google algorithm mostly does a good job of showing up where you can rent, buy, or stream content. Find out Sam Raimi̵
However, not all Google search results are the same: When I was looking for the hugely popular anime “My Hero Academia, ” The “Available for” widget shown above was not displayed. Searched for “How To See My Hero Academia” did Let the widget appear, but the information was not complete. Crunchyroll and Funimation, two of the most popular anime streaming services, never even appeared.
JustWatch or Reelgood
A better way to find your favorite content is to use dedicated websites like Just look or Reelgood. Both sites track and catalog where films and TV shows can be bought, rented, or streamed. You can create an account with both services and limit search results to the services you subscribe to. Both also offer mobile apps.
Find “Spider Man “ and “My Hero Academia ” was simple on both sides and both showed me a number of ways I could see them. The data for “My hero…” appeared to be out of date on JustWatch. It just showed up Two seasons of the show can be streamed on Hulu and Funimation, but I know that’s not true. I just watched season 4 a few weeks ago.
Of the two, Reelgood is my personal favorite. The user interface is much slimmer than JustWatch, the data appears more current (every 4 seasons of My hero Academia properly cataloged) and I liked how I can watch shows that I’ve already seen or that I wanted to check out.