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How to Install and Use JustWatch for an Effortless Streaming Experience

JustWatch is a handy app that combines multiple streaming services into one easy-to-use interface. With JustWatch, you can search across platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and more to find where your favorite movies and shows are available.

The app makes it simple to see which services have the content you want to watch. Once you find a title, JustWatch launches the appropriate streaming app with a single click.

In this comprehensive guide, you‘ll learn everything about using JustWatch to enhance your streaming experience:

  • How JustWatch Works
  • Benefits of JustWatch
  • Supported Platforms
  • How to Install JustWatch
  • Linking JustWatch with Streaming Accounts
  • Using JustWatch to Find and Watch Content
  • JustWatch Tips and Tricks
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • JustWatch Alternatives

Let‘s get started!

How JustWatch Works

JustWatch is considered a streaming aggregator. This means it combines content libraries from multiple streaming sources into one searchable catalog.

Supported streaming services include:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Disney+
  • HBO Max
  • Peacock
  • Paramount+
  • Discovery+
  • Apple TV+
  • The Roku Channel
  • Tubi
  • Pluto TV
  • IMDb TV
  • Crackle
  • And more!

The JustWatch app provides a unified browsing experience across these platforms. You‘ll see all available titles mixed together in categories and search results.

When you find a show or movie you want to watch, JustWatch launches the appropriate app. All you have to do is click play—no more hunting through different services!

JustWatch is available as a website and mobile app. Read on to learn how to install it on your devices.

Benefits of Using JustWatch

JustWatch makes it incredibly easy to see which streaming service offers the content you‘re looking for. Here are some of the key benefits:

Search Across Services – Search once to see results from all your streaming platforms. No more switching between apps!

See Where Titles Are Streaming – JustWatch shows you which services have each movie or show available.

One-Click Playback – Launch any title immediately in its native streaming app.

Create a Watchlist – Save shows and movies to a central JustWatch watchlist.

Get Notifications – Opt to receive notifications when new seasons of your favorite series are released.

See Ratings/Reviews – View IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and other ratings to help pick what to watch.

Track Streaming History – Look back at everything you‘ve watched through JustWatch.

Available Everywhere – Access JustWatch on mobile, desktop, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and more.

100% Free – JustWatch is free to use! Premium features are optional.

Now let‘s go over how to install and set up JustWatch on your devices.

Supported Platforms and Devices

One of the best things about JustWatch is that it‘s available on a wide range of platforms:


  • iPhone and iPad (iOS)
  • Android phones and tablets

Media Streamers

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Fire TV Stick
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV/Google TV
  • Roku (unofficial channel)

Game Consoles

  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S
  • PS4 and PS5


  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux

Web Browser

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge

Basically, if you have a phone, tablet, computer, streaming device, or game console, you can use JustWatch!

Next let‘s go through how to get JustWatch installed on each type of device.

How to Install JustWatch on Mobile

JustWatch has mobile apps for both iOS and Android.

iOS App

To install JustWatch on an iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Open the App Store on your device
  2. Search for "JustWatch"
  3. Tap "Get" to download the JustWatch app
  4. Once downloaded, tap "Open" to launch the app

Android App

Here‘s how to install JustWatch on Android phones and tablets:

  1. Open the Google Play Store
  2. Search for "JustWatch"
  3. Tap "Install" to download the app
  4. After the download finishes, tap "Open" to launch JustWatch

And that‘s it! JustWatch is now installed and ready to start using on your mobile devices.

How to Install JustWatch on Media Streamers

JustWatch has apps available on several popular media streamers.

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

  1. From your Fire TV home screen, go to the "Search" option
  2. Search for "JustWatch"
  3. Select the JustWatch app from the results
  4. Choose "Download" to install it
  5. Once installed, select "Open" to launch JustWatch

Apple TV

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple TV
  2. Search for "JustWatch"
  3. Download and install the JustWatch app
  4. Find the JustWatch app icon and select to open it

Android TV/Google TV

  1. From your Android TV/Google TV home screen, go to the Play Store
  2. Search for "JustWatch"
  3. Download and install the app
  4. Open JustWatch from your app menu


JustWatch does not have an official Roku channel. However, you can add it using the JustWatch Roku Channel Code.

To do this:

  1. From the Roku home screen, go to Streaming Channels
  2. Select Search Channels
  3. Enter the code 558773
  4. JustWatch will now be installed! Open it to get started

How to Install JustWatch on Desktop

You have a couple options for using JustWatch on a desktop computer:

JustWatch Website

The easiest option is to simply visit in your web browser. The JustWatch website has the same functionality as the desktop app.

Desktop App

JustWatch also offers downloadable apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

You can get the desktop apps from these links:

Download the appropriate app for your computer OS and install JustWatch just like any other program.

How to Install JustWatch on Game Consoles

To install JustWatch on your game console:

Xbox One/Series X/S

  1. On your Xbox, open the Microsoft Store
  2. Search for "JustWatch"
  3. Select JustWatch and choose to Install
  4. Once installed, find it in My Games & Apps to open

PlayStation 4/5

  1. Go to the PlayStation Store from your PS4 or PS5
  2. Look for "JustWatch"
  3. Download and install the JustWatch app
  4. You can now launch JustWatch from your apps menu

And that covers all the popular platforms for installing the JustWatch app!

Next, let‘s go over how to connect JustWatch with your streaming service accounts.

Linking JustWatch with Your Streaming Accounts

To get the most out of JustWatch, you‘ll want to link it to your streaming service accounts like Netflix, Hulu, etc.

Connecting your accounts allows JustWatch to:

  • Pull in all the movies/shows you have available based on your subscriptions
  • Let you easily save titles to your platform-specific watchlists
  • Automatically mark items you‘ve already watched

Let‘s go through how to link accounts on mobile and TV platforms:


  1. Open the JustWatch app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device
  2. Tap on your profile icon in the bottom right
  3. Select "Account Settings"
  4. Choose "Connected Streaming Services"
  5. Tap the + icon to link a new service
  6. Sign in with your account credentials for platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, etc.

Fire TV and Android TV

  1. Launch the JustWatch app on your Fire TV or Android TV device
  2. Go to "Settings" from the side menu bar
  3. Choose "Manage Streaming Services"
  4. Select services like Hulu and Disney+ to connect your accounts
  5. Sign in with your username and password when prompted

Apple TV

  1. Open the JustWatch app on your Apple TV
  2. Navigate to "Settings"
  3. Go to "Link Streaming Services"
  4. Pick services like HBO Max to link accounts
  5. Enter your login credentials to connect JustWatch

Once your streaming accounts are connected, JustWatch will automatically personalize its experience to your subscriptions and watch history.

Using JustWatch to Find and Watch Content

Now that JustWatch is installed and connected, let‘s look at how to use it find and watch movies and shows!

The JustWatch home page features several rows that make discovering new content easy:

  • Top 10 Chart – See the most popular movies and shows on JustWatch right now.

  • Recommendations – JustWatch suggests titles based on your viewing history and preferences.

  • New Releases – Browse the latest movies and shows added across all services.

  • Watchlist – Access the movies and TV shows you‘ve saved to your JustWatch watchlist.

You can scroll down to see additional categories like:

  • Trending
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Action
  • Kids
  • And more!

Each row displays titles mixed together from different streaming platforms.

To dive deeper, you can use the Search option. JustWatch will scour all connected streaming services at once for matching titles.

This makes it easy to find where a specific movie or show is available.

Let‘s say you search for "The Matrix Resurrections". JustWatch displays all streaming sources for the title:

Tap any result to see more details like the plot summary, runtime, ratings, cast, and streaming options.

If the title is available on a service you‘re subscribed to, simply tap Watch Now to start viewing immediately!

JustWatch will launch the corresponding app and take you right to the movie or show page. Tap play and enjoy watching.

Other handy things you can do for any title:

  • Tap + to add it to your JustWatch watchlist
  • Set a notification to know when it becomes available
  • Read reviews from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic
  • See recommended similar titles

JustWatch makes it incredibly convenient to find stuff to watch and start viewing instantly.

Here are a few more tips for making the most of the app:

JustWatch Tips and Tricks

Take advantage of these tips to improve your JustWatch experience:

  • Enable notifications to get alerts when new episodes or movies are released on your services.

  • Use private mode to search and browse anonymously without impacting recommendations.

  • Filter searches by genre, release year, streaming service, and more to narrow results.

  • Sort watchlist and search results by recently added, alphabetical, release date, etc.

  • Mark titles as watched/unwatched so JustWatch automatically tracks what you‘ve already seen.

  • Rate movies and shows with thumbs up/down to improve suggestions.

  • Click account icon > watch history to see your full JustWatch viewing activity.

  • Use the JustWatch Roku channel for a dedicated experience on your TV.

  • Upgrade to paid JustWatch Pro for advanced filters and offline viewing.

Take some time to explore all the options. JustWatch makes discovering and managing content incredibly straightforward.

Troubleshooting Guide

Having issues with JustWatch? Try these troubleshooting tips:

Can‘t sign into streaming services – Double check your username and password are correct. Sign out and sign back in.

Missing titles – Disconnect and reconnect linked streaming accounts if movies or shows are missing.

Something won‘t play – Make sure the required streaming app is actually installed on your device. JustWatch is only a search and discovery tool.

Notifications not working – Check notification settings are enabled for each streaming service and on your device.

Apps not launching – Try fully closing and relaunching both the streaming app and JustWatch app. Reinstall if needed.

JustWatch is slow/buggy – Force close and restart the JustWatch app. Update JustWatch and streaming apps to latest versions.

Watchlist issues – Sign out and back into JustWatch. Double check watchlist is enabled under account settings.

Still having trouble? Contact JustWatch customer support for additional help.

JustWatch Alternatives

While JustWatch is great, there are a few similar apps you can try as well:

  • Reelgood – Tracks content across streaming services with easy playback.

  • Watchworthy – Discover where to watch movies based on online buzz and reviews.

  • Flixable – Search across services and get notified when titles become available.

  • – Social platform for finding movies/shows based on friends and influencers.

  • WhatsOn – Consolidates streaming libraries from Netflix, Prime, and more.

Give these a look if you want an alternative streaming aggregator experience.

And that wraps up this complete look at installing and using JustWatch to take your streaming to the next level!

In summary:

  • JustWatch combines multiple streaming libraries in one easy search and discovery interface.

  • It‘s available on pretty much any device – mobile, Fire TV, Apple TV, desktop, etc.

  • Link your streaming accounts to integrate JustWatch fully with your subscriptions.

  • Use it to search across services, get notified of new releases, build a master watchlist, and start playback with one click.

  • Take advantage of sorting, filters, ratings, and other features to make finding your next show or movie to watch a breeze.

  • Troubleshoot any issues with the tips provided above.

  • Consider alternatives like Reelgood if you want a similar platform.

Give JustWatch a try to effortlessly keep track of what to watch next!


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