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Search for Videos and Movies from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, etc. From Android App

Discussion in 'External Tools' started by Nsingh13, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Nsingh13

    Nsingh13

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    I'm planning to make an Android app in which the user would be able to search for movies from major providers such as Netflix and Hulu etc. and play their videos from inside my app.. is this possible?
     
  2. _GimbalLock_

    _GimbalLock_

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    Artist here... So I'm just guessing and could be wrong...

    From a technical perspective, sure it probably could be done. But all of the streaming providers use DRM to prevent pirating. It would also be a blocking issue for you. I doubt any of them want their content streaming to a 3rd party app.

    Also, Android native dev language would probably be better suited for this than using a game engine. Again, no real frame of reference on this so I could be wrong, and I'm willing to bet it COULD be done.

    The DRM is the biggest issue and I'm not sure of a legal way around it, aside from launching each streaming app (Netflix, Hulu, etc) as needed by the viewer.
     
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