Netflix

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Netflix is a subscription service for on-demand video streaming and a silo of lists of shows you want to watch, shows you have watched, and lists of shows you like (or dislike).

How to

How to export

Netflix has several kinds of data users may want to export

Show Queue

  • 2018-05-04 Marty McGuire extracted his "My List" by scrolling through the entire page in the browser and running a JavaScript snippet in the developer console.

Viewing History

  • 2018-05-04 Marty McGuire extracted his viewing history by scrolling through the entire page in the browser and running a JavaScript snippet in the developer console.

Show Likes

  • 2018-05-04 Marty McGuire extracted his rating history by scrolling through the entire page in the browser and running a JavaScript snippet in the developer console.

How to PESOS

No known method for automatic PESOSing.

Manual PESOSing:

  • Eddie Hinkle is in the process of manually importing Netflix watch history by creating manual watch posts on his site since October 2017 while looking at the viewing history page. He now creates manual watch posts whenever he watches something so Netflix viewing history no longer matters.

Features

  • want posts for shows you want to watch managed in a list AKA your "queue"
  • watch posts of your show viewing history
  • like/dislike posts of shows you gave a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to
  • recommendation engine for suggesting shows you may like based on other shows you've watched and their data on which customers watch which shows

Past Features

  • ratings - star ratings 1 to 5 (best) of movies or entire TV series watched
  • reviews of same

Reviews

??? Unknown how to export - has anyone figured this out?

Ratings

Netflix used to let you rate a show in a number of stars (1-5?)

  • You can use this Greasemonkey script to scrape all your ratings into a CSV document.
  • This 2018-05-04 post by Marty McGuire shows how to scrape ratings history in JSON format by scrolling through the account ratings page in the browser and running a JavaScript snippet in the developer console.

Downtime

2016-03-09 Outage

On 2016-03-09 The Netflix website appeared to be down, and showed a "Netflix Site Error" page which directed users to go to the home page, even if they were already on it.

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Netflix.com home page with message:

Netflix Site Error

We were unable to process your request.

Please go to the Netflix home page by clicking the button below.


Twitter users tweeted about Netflix being down more than once a second.

The @Netflixhelps support account acknowledged the outage:

We're aware that members are seeing issues (Netflix Site Errors) on our website along with errors on devices. We are working towards a fix.


The Slash Gear reporting site provided a map of the outages:

heat map of failed requests to Netflix.com across North America and Europe

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