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VIDEO STREAMING RESOURCES: Welcome!
This Library Guide provides basic information on streaming video resources.
Streaming media is video or audio content sent in compressed form over the Internet and played immediately, rather than being saved to your computer's hard drive. With streaming media, you do not have to wait to download a file before you can play it. Because the media is sent in a continuous stream of data, it can play as it arrives.
Search Streaming Apps AKA Streaming Aggregators
JustWatch-- On JustWatch you can easily find out where to watch your favorite movies & TV shows in the United States. JustWatch is easy and effective: choose your favorite streaming providers in the WatchBar to see what’s on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and more than 85 other legal streaming providers. This website also offers suggestions based on movies or TV shows that you have liked.
ReelGood -- When you first sign up, you check all the services you have access to, and Reelgood searches across all of them. You can add “free” as a search item, and it will look for free content from networks, along with services such as Tubi.
Decider -- It searches multiple platforms for movies and television shows and it also publishes recommendations and entertainment news.
Below are some of the more common streaming devices.
RokuRoku provides the simplest way to stream entertainment to your TV, on your terms, with thousands of available channels to choose from.
Amazon Fire TV Stick This streaming device, sold by Amazon.com, plugs directly into an HDMI port and, like Roku, it offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows.
Apple TV Developed by Apple, Inc., Apple TV is designed for streaming movies and TV shows to your HDTV, similar to Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can also listen to and watch podcasts on it, play games, stream music, and much more. It all depends on the apps you install.
Film Studies for Free"A pluralist, pro bono, and purely positive web-archive of examples of, links to, and comment on, online, Open Access, film and moving image studies resources of note."
IMDB: Internet Movie DatabaseFull credits, plot summary, quotes, trivia, links to reviews, related sites and more. Search for your movie and look for a link to reviews in the left hand column.
Metacritic"Metacritic compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, books, music, television and games."
Movie Reviews - New York TimesBrowse or search 28,000 New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.