January 8, 2015
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When the Netflix API turns three in October, it will also be making some big changes. With a focus on the quickly growing streaming service, Netflix will remove access to its DVD-related API calls. That means any websites or mobile apps that help organize your DVD queue will switch to only providing results that are available on its Netflix Instant streaming service.
Social movie review web site FilmCrave recently released a new API (our FilmCrave API Profile) that provides developers with access to various types of content, including member movie reviews, movie plots, and movie ratings. Originally developed as an API for use by one of its business partners, FilmCrave decided to make the API publicly available in order to encourage third parties to integrate FilmCrave's content with other web sites.
Back in May we reported on a deal struck between Sony and Google to integrate the YouTube API into the PlayStation 3, allowing game developers to let players record videos during gameplay and upload them directly to YouTube.