Find out if the movie you want to watch is available for streaming

14.09.2013, von Rick Broida

Recently my wife, Mrs. Hassle-Free PC, turned to me and said, "I want to watch 'The Jazz Singer.'"

Because I've been married long enough to know better, I didn't say, "Why on earth do you want to watch that" I merely nodded and replied, "You got it, babe." (Clearly Mrs. Hassle-Free PC is a very lucky woman.)

Ah, but it's not like we can just run up to the local video store and rent it. Our neighborhood Blockbuster closed its doors a couple years ago, meaning we had little choice but to investigate our online options.

Needless to say, there are many: Amazon, Crackle Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, Sony's Entertainment Network, Vudu, Xbox, Xfinity on Demand, and so on.

It's great to have so many choices, but imagine the time it would take to connect with each and every one of those services to see which, if any, offered that movie.

Thankfully, there's Can I Stream.It, a search engine for movies and TV shows. Just type in the name of what you want to watch and CISI tells which streaming, rental, and/or purchase services have it.