What? Netflix doesn't have an API!
If you're worried your server will be under-used (of course it'll be), you could scrap Amazon Prime Video too ;-)
Do you scrap daily all the informations about a movie? There are many parts like the plot or the cast that you could easily scrap only once in a while.
I pull only regional information daily about every title so I can validate whether it still exists in a particular country.
Just out of curiosity from which API/device are you looking at the payload? Are you using just the web browser (Chrome)? Have you look to see if the NF API from an iOS/Apple TV/Android devices is better?
@jetap I'm not sure what you mean by better... but I am looking at it from Chrome.
I have used looked at the IOS stream but its much more difficult as I have to actually have to fake the certificate which is a PITA.
Chrome is easy b/c I can just inspect it.
@jetap Windows Netflix apps use the old-style, formerly-public API using the GET method. Windows 8.1, for example:
Windows 10 uses a different API version
As far as I can gather, any valid authentication cookie is accepted (doesn't have to be from the Windows app).
There are ways to manipulate the API into thinking you are coming from a different place,
What's the parameter to add to the API to set the country?
For the traffic ban I can suggest to use some proxies: if the main IP fails, you can switch to the proxy for the next hours/days until the ban is off.
Stay tuned... all in good time
@admin Any news on this topic?
We have had some push back from the community regarding how much we are sharing regarding the API. At this time we are not planning on publishing any additional information, but his may change in the future.