Netflix Just Made It Harder to Find Out When Movies Expire

By Leslie Horn on at

Want to find out when Netflix will pull Godzilla so you don't miss it? Too bad. Netflix just decided to stop providing that information through its API, so third-party services like's Expiring Soon on Instant are now pretty much useless.

So why the change? Netflix says the data isn't always accurate, so it's just going to stop publishing it. But that's just as far as the API is concerned. The good news is, if you're a Netflix member, you'll still see the date listed on as well as the movie's title page. There just won't be third-party tools to help you keep track of the movies you need to peep before they go bye-bye anymore. [Netflix via Yahoo]