Anyway without further ado here is the netflix api.
Here is the github repo for it.
As with the other APIs you need to have a developer key for your application so head over to the netflix development docs to register an account and get an API key and secret. Put those values into a config so that they can be included when you initialize the library. Next download the api files and put them in your application directory.
Once they are in place you need to authenticate the API with a netflix account. We do this using OAuth. Checkout the included example controller for how to implement your request and access methods.
Use the oauth access token and token secret to make authenticated requests to the api. This token is a long lived token so you should only need to generate one per netflix user.
Now you can use every method in the library, but I have to warn you the Netflix API responses are XML and are complex. It is by far the most difficult API to work with as many of the requests require data from other requests in order to function properly. We will start with some of the most basic.
This command will do a search on the specified title which in this case is the amazing movie "Jurassic Park". No further parameters are needed but the returned data isn't all that useful.
Next we will look at the command to get data on the currently authenticated user.
This command is very important as it will return the ID netflix provides for each user. This ID can be used in future API calls for tasks like managing the users queue. Using this ID we can now make a call to:
This will return all of the titles in the users queue. Use the $type parameter to specify if you want the instant queue or the disc queue. One thing to really keep track of when you are working with a users queue is the returned etag. This is a value that is returned in the XML response that is used to maintain concurrency when managing the queue. Every call to a queue management function will have an etag in the response.
Say you want to add a title to your queue.
$this->netflix->add_queue_entry($id, 'disc', 'http://api.netflix.com/catalog/titles/movies/60002360', $etag);
This will add the title Jurassic Park to your disc queue provided to specified the correct $id for the user and the correct $etag value. There is an optional 5th parameter that lets you specify the position in the queue of the movie.
Now I know what you are thinking: 'Where the crap does he get Jurassic Park from that URL?' Well you have to get that data from another request like search_title. Like I said Netflix doesn't make it easy to use their API.
That is just a taste of what this library can do, it isn't the easiest API to work with unfortunately but it is functional and you can get around in it if you know what you are doing. Now because of that I highly recommend reading the Netflix API documentation you can find it here. It outlines all of the methods this library uses as well as all of the additional parameters you can specify for each call.
Here is a list of all of the currently available methods in the library.
$this->netflix->search_title($title, array $params = array()); $this->netflix->search_title_autocomplete($title); $this->netflix->all_titles(array $params = array()); $this->netflix->get_title_details($id, $type, $season = false); $this->netflix->get_title_similars($id, $type, $season = false, array $params = array()); $this->netflix->search_people($name, array $params = array()); $this->netflix->get_person_details($id); $this->netflix->get_user($id = 'current'); $this->netflix->get_user_feeds($id, array $params = array()); $this->netflix->get_user_title_states($id, array $params = array()); $this->netflix->get_queues($id, $type = '', array $params = array()); $this->netflix->get_queue_state($id, $type, $state, $entry = '', array $params = array()); $this->netflix->remove_queue_entry($id, $type, $state, $entry); $this->netflix->add_queue_entry($id, $type, $title_ref, $etag, $position = '1'); $this->netflix->get_rental_history($id, $instant_watched = false, array $params = array()); $this->netflix->get_title_rating($id, $title_refs, $predicted = false); $this->netflix->set_title_rating($id, $title_ref, $rating, $ratingId = false); $this->netflix->get_recommendations($id, array $params = array());
As always if you have any questions just leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out.