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320 Points

Wed, Oct 30, 2013 1:31 AM

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Add mobile alerts

It would be great if IMDb could send alerts to my smartphone for items in my watchlist such as reminders for upcoming TV episodes and movie release reminders.

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82 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled IMDb alerts for highly rated.

Would be great if IMDb sent alerts for films/tv which are highly rated. You could perhaps set the rating level e.g. min level of 8 or you would be swamped, set the genre etc. The alert could then give the option to add to watchlist. This could be expanded so you can follow favourite actors, be alerted when a TV series in your watchlist is about to air. The database has so much potential to be used in interesting ways, but don't see it happening. Does IMDb have an API tool for app developers to come in and fill this gap?

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96 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add actors to a "watch list" just like you can add films.

A cool feature to add would be to add actors to a watch list just like we can add movies to our watch list. We would be alerted whenever there is news about that actor or if new films are announced that they will be featured in.

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92 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Incorporate full TV guide with watch alerts.

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82 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Regarding notifications of the particular interest.

Why can't we get notified on a particular movie or particular actress or actor or a particular season ??
In android version there was an option of getting notified from particular interest .. why not in iOS version ?? ... how can we keep a track on the things we like in hundreds of new releases every month ??

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84 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can i get a notification about movies and actors on the iphone 7 or 7 plus.

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124 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Follow directors and actors with specific content notifications.

I thought it would be cool to be able to follow specific directors, writers, actors, whatever and receive notifications when new movies are coming out or news specific to your favorite movie and tv related people. I am a big fan of directors so I often look up my favorites to see what movies they may have coming out. It would be cool if this app simply sent you a push notification to your phone to inform you of news surrounding your favorite stars and directors.

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82 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Opening today iOS.

When opening IMDB from that notification, it goes to the movie times of the first movie list in the notification. Why not have it list all the movies opening today so people can look at the movie times for the movie they are interested? Or better yet have it so it goes to the movie description? I love the notification, but also hate it because of this problem. I also would like to know all the movies opening today, because the notification always ends in "..." which makes me think there are more then the 3 it lists.

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82 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Push notifications.

Why can't I get a push notification about bill Paxton's passing? Very frustrated to NOT get notifications on important news.

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86 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I get notified whenever a new episode of a tv show is aired?.

I want to be up to date with new episodes of my favorite shows but there's no option to do that on imdb. I've used it for a very decent time now but I think we need that option.

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154 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watchlist Notifications.

The app should allow us to be notified when there's an episode update, trailer added, or new season announced for TV shows in our watch list. After adding numerous items to my watch list I was disappointed to find out this wasn't an option

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122 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watch list notifications improvement.

Could you have a notification that tells you when movies from your watchlist (currently) get released to dvd/blue-ray?
The same from unreleased movies to cinema?
That'll ne amazing.

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104 Points

4 y ago

I used to subscribe to a website - locatetv.com  where you could put in a movie or tv show (episode) and get an email notification when it was going to be on TV (broadcast or cable or premium cable like HBO)

it would be great and fantastic if IMDB could replicate that service and now also add streaming channels like Netflix, Hulu, etc.

Unfortunately, locatetv went out of business last year I think. 

here is a Wayback Machine image of what it looked like:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160110135457/http://www.locatetv.com/

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I don't believe IMDb has such a function, although they did at one time show TV listings for the USA. Although they don't seem to do this anymore, the company that provided the data is still in operation. If you live in the US or Canada, you might check it out: http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/

While I don't think it does what you want, you can enter a TV Show or movie title and it will show you if it is playing on a local channel in the next 2 weeks.

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104 Points

I think your comment might have overloaded Zap2it.  it's crashing a lot and running very slowly.

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102 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Question about TV Schedule.

Is there any way IMDB can email/text me when one of the shows in my Watchlist is about to be on TV? What is the easiest way to find out automatically when one of my Watchlist shows is about to be aired on TV?
Thank you in advance for any help you could offer.

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92 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled tv-show episode premier watchlist.

Hey IMDb,

Great work on the app and site. I have an idea though that would make it even better :) I watch a lot of tv-series. Because I live in Holland (EU) it sometimes is a lot of work keeping track of when new episodes/seasons are being broadcasted in other country's like the US. I would love to have a feature in my watchlist that shows me what new episodes of the tv-shows on my watchlist premiere and when. It could work like a calender or something. This way I don't have to visit the tv-series page each time and check the episode list and I can always keep track of new episodes of my favorite shows.

What do you think?

Best regards,
Bas Aarts

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82 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Notifications for Movie Release Dates for Selected Titles (or on Watchlist).

It would be incredible useful if you could create the option of being notified when movies are bring releases that had been previously selected for this notification by the user (or even for the ones that had been added to the Watchlist before their release).
This way I could know straight away when my highly anticipated movies have finally been released without manually checking (and let's be honest - forgetting to check) every few weeks/months.