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Indicator to distinguish what subset of episodes/seasons are available for in a series for the various sites.

Amelia Jennings 5 years ago • updated by Jeff Lagios 4 years ago 4

Some seasons and episodes are only available for certain sites, but they are displayed for multiple due to any seasons being available. For example, Arrow only has the last 4 or 5 episodes on Hulu available, but is fully available on Vudu.  In your site's UI, there is nothing that distinguishes those first many episodes as Vudu only.   I noticed similar results with seasons displaying for Netflix and Vudu, that really were only available for Vudu.


If there was some sort of indicator that episodes or seasons were only available on a subset of the sites that the series is available at, that would be immensely helpful.


Thanks!

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Hello Amelia


Firstly thank you for taking the time to post here - it really is appreciated. 


I like the idea, I'm just not sure how we'd do it. 

Have you got any ideas of what sort of indicator you'd like to see? 

I can pass this feedback onto our designers who are working on our new UI, and it would help immensely :) 



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Under review

Hello Amelia


Firstly thank you for taking the time to post here - it really is appreciated. 


I like the idea, I'm just not sure how we'd do it. 

Have you got any ideas of what sort of indicator you'd like to see? 

I can pass this feedback onto our designers who are working on our new UI, and it would help immensely :) 



I would recommend disabling or hiding the icons that lead to netflix, hulu or whichever service is applicable on a per episode basis. This would be using the icon links you already have under each episode.

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Adding to this, it would be very helpful if the user can see how many seasons of a TV series are available for each provider/region combination. Eg "Luther" has 3 seasons on most Netflix regions but only 2 in Netflix US.


This could be shown in the listbox for each provider on the page for the TV series, eg for Netflix (I don't know whether this information is accurate, just an example):

Brazil: S01-02

Canada: S01-02

Denmark: S01-03

Finland: S01-03

Ireland: S01-03

Mexico: S01-02

Norway: S01-03

Sweden: S01-03

UK: S01-03

USA: S01-02


For partial seasons this could be (only show episode numbers if partial season):


Brazil: S01

Canada: S01 E18-22

Denmark: S01 E01-10

Finland: S01, S02 E01-10

Ireland: S02 E01-10

The netflix global search app that just left the play store had this functionality and it was so helpful! It is gone now and I'm jonesing looking for the same function somewhere else. Please add this!