Want to watch the TV program on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or HBO? And which service has the best price for a digital movie rental? The following solutions will answer these questions immediately:
Search in your TV's streaming box
All the major modern TV streaming boxes, including Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV sets – have in search capabilities , You can search multiple apps at the same time, and you can type the name of a show or movie with the remote control or speak aloud with your voice.
- Roku : Use the search function on the home screen of your Roku to search for the name of a movie or TV show. You can also press the voice button on the remote control and speak the name of a movie or TV show to search for it. Your Roku will show you where the movie or TV show is available for multiple services. You can choose an option to watch the movie quickly. With Roku, you can also search for the name of an actor or director.
- Apple TV : The Apple TV works just like the Roku here. You can either use the search app on your Apple TV or ask Siri for the name of a movie or TV show. With Siri you can also search for genres, actors and other details.
- Fire T V: With Amazon, you can use Fire TV to search for movies and TV shows, or search via Alexa. If a movie or TV show is available for multiple services, the "More ways to watch" option will be displayed, showing other services offering the same movie or TV show.
- Android TV : Google Android TV also lets you search apps. Simply use the search box on the home screen or press the microphone button on the remote control and ask Google Assistant for the movie or TV show you want to view. Several streaming platforms are searched.
Each of the above streaming boxes is different and some boxes may search more or different sources than others. You may want to try another search solution if you can not find what you are looking for.
Use a Website on Your Computer or an App on Your Phone
Through several websites and applications, you can search by name for a TV show or movie and show you exactly where these media are available for online streaming , They even show you where it is included for free in a subscription and where it is offered for rent or buy so you can compare prices.
This is especially useful if you are using a streaming platform that does not offer this built-in search. Like a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One, Chromecast, or a Smart TV – or watching movies and TV shows on your phone, tablet or Watch the computer.
We like Just Watch. It searches more than forty legitimate streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, YouTube and iTunes. Unlike some other options, it is also available to other countries – not just the US.
Go to the website, search for a movie or TV show, and you'll see exactly where it's available. It is much faster than searching through several different services and comparing the price. If you're looking for a TV show, you can even watch individual seasons or episodes to see where they're available.
Just Watch is also available as a free app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can install the app on your phone and quickly search on all major platforms.
In the past, we've already tried similar websites, including "Can I Stream It." But Just Watch currently seems to offer the best and most recent search in most services.
If necessary, you can even use Google. Look for "watch," followed by the name of a TV show or movie. Often you will see recommendations about official places where you can view it online. However, Just Watch is looking for more services for more TV shows and movies, so it's a better option than Google.
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