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The Netflix API launched in 2008 with the same hope as many API providers: to attract developers who would build amazing applications on top of the service. Fast-forward 3 years: with more than 23 million subscribers in the United States and Canada, Netflix is the world's leading Internet subscription service and the way in which millions of people are watching movies and TV shows -- not just via DVDs shipped to their home, but increasingly online.