Is Netflix Big Enough To Close Off Its API?

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The short answer is “yes”. Netflix stopped issuing new keys to its public API two years ago, but today, Netflix has officially shut down its public API, shuttering support for an array of third-party apps that pull data from the streaming service. Netflix is enjoying a leading position in the OTT market, in which they can afford a closed ecosystem.

Notably, however, the streaming service has partnered with a small number of third-party developers, including NextGuideYidio, and Fanhattan, to grant them with continued API support. So maybe the ecosystem is not as closed as it could be—yet.