Search Movie

by @mike


Query the OMDb API for movie info

How to Use

Query movie information using the OMDb API and return it in the PixieBrix sidebar. Optionally search the official trailer on YouTube.

Activate the Blueprint

  1. Activate this blueprint. If you're not logged into PixieBrix or you have not previously created a PixieBrix account, you'll be prompted to do so before continuing the activation flow for this blueprint.

  2. Once you are logged in, use the PixieBrix Extension Console to input your OMDb API key.


  3. Finish activating this blueprint by clicking "Activate" in the Extension Console.


Try it Out

  1. Go to any page to run your search. Like this Fandango page

  2. Highlight the movie name. Right-click and you should see "🍿 Search Movie: 'selectionText'" in the context menu. Click it.


  3. You can manually edit the select text in the popup modal, and click "Submit" to execute the query.


  4. Viola - PixieBrix returns the API results in the sidebar. You can optionally copy the data to your clipboard, or click "🎬 Search Official Trailer" to run a YouTube search for the trailer in a new tab


Endless Possibilities

This is just the beginning! Once you activate your blueprint, the possibilities are endless. With PixieBrix, you can customize any blueprint to meet your needs or even build something entirely new. If you run into any trouble and need some friendly support or if want to share your creations with the world, join our PixieBrix Slack Community.





Dec. 31, 2022


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