If you tend to watch more movies than TV shows, Go Watch It may be the ticket, as its focus seems to be more on films. Like Can I Stream It, Go Watch It covers the major streaming services, including Amazon, Apple iTunes, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube, plus Google Play, Xbox, and Target Ticket. And like its competitor, it'll show you whether a title is available on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon, Netflix, and Redbox. If you're looking for a current movie or just looking to separate from your sofa, Can I Watch It will even show you where it's playing in movie theaters via a link to Fandango.
With Go Watch it, your "queue" serves as a placeholder for available movies you want to see and a wish list for movies that are currently unavailable. As with Can I Stream It, you get alerts when movies in your queue become available. But Go Watch It adds a social element and a discovery aspect to the search process, as you can see how many others have queued the same movie, choose to share your queue and lists with friends, and find out what they're watching.
Adding to the discovery element are curated "channels" that feature film content either aggregated by type (Most Queued Movies, Inspiring Movies, New York Times Critic's Picks) or by film studios (Marvel Movies, Magnolia Pictures) and festivals (Sundance, Tribeca). This is a helpful tool when you're not searching for a specific movie. You can also drag a Go Watch It button to your browser's bookmarks bar, allowing you to add movies to your queue from any website.
The common cable-TV gripe used to be that you get 100 channels but there's nothing on. With search services such as Can I Stream It and Go Watch It, we think that complaint will become far less common.
—James K. Willcox