Keeping track of streaming services can be quite the daunting task considering that there are so many of them available on the Internet now. While you should not run into issues if you prefer to use a single service for all of your streaming, you may miss out on some offers that your main service does not offer yet or will offer in the future.
Can I Stream It is a free Internet service that you can use to browse or search for streaming movies and TV shows. It is actually pretty easy to use. All you need to do is enter a movie or TV show title in the search form on top, select whether it is a movie or TV show and hit enter.
The service displays all hits in its interface afterwards and all you need to do then is to click on availability to display a list of streaming services, digital rental services, digital purchase services and DVD / Blu-Ray services that provide you with access to the selected title.
You can click on links on the results page to open the title on the linked service's website. The website displays the price of each item or subscription if it is available on a subscription service such as Netflix, Amazon or Hulu Plus.
If you can't find any service offering the movie or TV show currently or only services that you can't or do not want to use, then you can sign up for Can I Stream It to get notifications when it becomes available on the selected services.
The start page of the service offers filters that you can use to browse specific streaming services. You can select YouTube, Netflix, Epix or Hulu Plus for instance to only see what's new or popular on that service. The same is true for digital rental, purchase or disc purchase or rental services as you can display new and hot movies and shows for these as well.
If you are in the US or use a VPN service and some tricks to access services like Netflix from outside the country, you may find Can I Stream It helpful as it lets you search all those services and sites at once. This is especially interesting if you know the movie or TV show title, but browsing works too but not as well as you can't browse what's available on multiple services at once.
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