Between first-run theaters, online downloads, and on-demand options, finding movies to watch has never been easier. Unfortunately, the information overload that comes from having so many options available at the click of a mouse can make it difficult to decide what to watch on an average Friday night. Watch It is a useful web-application that people can use to sort it all out.
Choosing which movie to watch used to be simple. You’d flip open the newspaper to see what was playing at the local theater, or you’d visit a nearby video store to see what they had in stock. Now, you can end up spending an hour or more browsing through films on Netflix Instant, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, and other competing services just to find out what’s available at any given time. Watch It can help you figure out which videos are available from which services. The web-app also reminds you when the flicks you’re looking forward to seeing have been released on the services you use. Sign up for an account with Watch It by entering your email address or connecting through Facebook, and then enter some basic information like your cable provider and any sources you use for on-demand or downloadable content. When you’re officially signed up, you can start adding movies to your Watch It queue. Watch It will alert you when the movies you’ve added have become available through the services you use.
If you’ve connected with Watch It through Facebook, you can browse through the movies your friends are interested watching and organize get-togethers with people who are interested in seeing the same flicks. You can also add the Watch It widget to your personal website or mobile app as a way to promote the application and get more people viewing your customized queue.
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