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MLA Style Guide

Netflix or Other Streaming Video App


It is only necessary to include the viewing app if you know that the version you viewed on the app differs from other versions of the work.

There are different ways to format an in-text citation, depending on your writing style and sentence structure. In-text citations must correspond to the first element of the works cited entry. For videos, this will often be the title of the film, series, episode, etc. Include timings as necessary. You may use a shortened version of the title in parenthetical in-text citations. Format the title in in text-citations the same way that it is formatted in your works cited (in quotations or italics).

Reference Information

The Crown. Netflix app. Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television Production UK, 2016.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the title and any relevant timings in brackets at the end of your sentence.


Consider this a sentence about the film (The Crown 00:59:34-01:02:21).   


Include the title in your sentence and include any relevant timings in brackets at the end of your sentence.


As seen in The Crown, "consider this a direct quote from the film" (00:59:34-39).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.