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How to find out what’s on Netflix and Hulu? — July 4, 2018

How to find out what’s on Netflix and Hulu?

Sometimes people want to find a movie or TV show on one of the big 3 streaming platforms—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime—without having to subscribe to all 3 subscription services. Here’s some streaming search engines with what’s showing now:

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ReelGood.com – track, browse, and watch shows and movies across 50+ streaming services, for free and no ads

JustWatch.com – the streaming search engine, indexes and filters pretty much all of the online streaming video on demand services

CanIStream.it – search across the most popular streaming, rental, and purchase services to find where a movie is available

hulu.com/start/content – Hulu’s current list of TV Shows & Movies

WhatsOnNetflix tells you what’s on Netflix. What’s useful about WhatsOnNetflix is that it shows a list of coming months the moment you land on the site.

Whats-On-Netflix has more of a focus on supporting the US and UK Netflix libraries, with a more general presentation on the home page.

NetflixLife is more of a general news aggregate for Netflix.

Trakt.tv • Automatically track what you’re watching. Find where to watch TV & movies and discover what’s hot.

Obsolete search engines?

http://www.flixfindr.com [no social updates since 2015, but search engine appears to be working, though no images display]

 

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How to get more credits for nbc.com? — July 1, 2018

How to get more credits for nbc.com?

Yes, it’s nice that when someone signs up for an NBC Profile that one gets 3 free credits to watch locked content. Here’s how it describes this nice benefit for creating a new account:

From the FAQ page at nbc.com (as of 7/01/18)—

What are the benefits of signing up for an NBC Profile?

When you sign up for an NBC profile, you’ll get the following benefits:

  • A seamless cross-device experience. Sign in and watch episodes and clips across all your devices.
  • Continue watching episodes and clips right where you left off.
  • Save your favorite shows and episodes.
  • Get 3 free credits to watch locked content.

Where can I use my NBC Profile?

Currently, your NBC profile is available on NBC.com and the NBC App for:

iOS
tvOS
Roku
Android Mobile
AndroidTV
Amazon Fire Tablet
Amazon Fire TV

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But, after using up those 3 free credits, how does one go about getting more? That information is rather elusive.

Sure, it’s nice that once an episode is unlocked by a credit, it will remain unlocked for all devices. And, credits don’t expire. But, what if someone wants more nbc.com credits?

This blog post investigates how to get more credits. When we find more info, we will post it here.

The FAQs about credits doesn’t reveal how to get more, yet.

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Other Ways to Watch NBC Online by Streaming

This article has good info—NBC Live Stream: How to Watch NBC Live Online Without Cable, listing the various options for getting access to NBC shows without a Cable TV provider per se.

One Way to Get More Credits

(Update 9/03/18) I asked nicely on Twitter and got an answer from @NBCSupport

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In a private direct message, I sent my email via DM and someone from their team said:

Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. Because you posted such a great tweet, we’ve added 10 more credits to your account. Happy watching!

Your mileage may vary. Thank you NBC!

For the record, also tried to contact NBC via their contact form. I did get an automated email from Zendesk. But I have not yet received any replies.

 

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Where Shake Shack Gets its Beef for its Burgers — April 25, 2018

Where Shake Shack Gets its Beef for its Burgers

“Beef is a good example to use. At the beginning we had one location in New York City with relatively low volume. At that time, we worked very closely with Pat LaFrieda Meats to help identify the right Shake Shack blend of meat. Over the last six years, we have really dug in to understand where our beef is coming from. I get to travel to the different parts of the U.S. to see the ranches, the feedlots and ultimately the harvesting facility where the raw material comes from. As we have grown, we have continued to build relationships with these companies and farmers. I’ve driven around Kansas in this guy’s pick-up, going from farm to farm learning how he chooses cattle from a particular farmer. We let them know how important their decisions are to us because it dictates what ends up on our griddles. We want humanely raised beef coming from people who are doing the right thing for their farms, their land and their animals. The farmers feel great about where their beef is going when we let them know how passionate we are about having the best product.  

Source: Shake Shack’s supply chain guru on sourcing better burgers | GreenBiz