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3.2K Points

Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:08 PM

IMDb Android Notifications Update

Oct 13 update: we've released a new Android version (7.2.0) with updates to reduce the frequency of notifications, make it easier to turn them off, and fix some bugs. Thanks for all of your feedback!  

Original post:
We’ve updated our push notification options, now available on Android phones and tablets, version 7.1.4. This version will be rolling out over the next few days. 

You can receive push notifications for a variety of topics. Choose from Tips and Tricks, Featured Trailers, New in Theaters, Trending Now, and Awards and Events News.  Update your notification choices anytime by tapping the profile icon on the top right of every page, then visiting Settings.  Notifications will also display inside the app.  Look for the Notifications tab available from the homepage.

We no longer offer the ability to select “Notify me” on specific movies, TV shows, or people, and we’ve retired Box Office Mojo notifications. Also, notifications are not yet available on Fire Tablets.

We’ll be improving our notification options further in the next few months, and look forward to hearing your feedback. Thanks for your continued support of IMDb.

Example, Notifications on device:




Example, Notifications Tab:




Example, Notification Settings:

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3 Messages

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272 Points

3 years ago

These notification type are less personalized than the “Notify me” ones were. So sad. This is probably to reduce their costs. I see this as a detriment to the notifications rather than an improvement.

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64 Points

I too am disappointed. That was the primary purpose of me using the app. I wonder if I can set up some way to automate the process using keywords and post dates...

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83 Messages

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3 years ago

Hi Sam, thanks for your feedback. We do hope to build more personalized notifications. This particular feature was not used very much and was very difficult to maintain. We had to make some hard choices when upgrading to a more modern notification service that worked well across Android operating systems and devices. But we will continue to invest in this area. 

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212 Points

How was this feature hardly used? Every person that I know used it constantly! I basically used it on a daily basis as well! It needs to come back asap! Is this available on the Pro version? Can you guys please fix this soon? I've been using IMDB and IMDB PRO for almost 6 years now. I'm on here at least once a day, and sometimes up to 10 times a day. I can be on here for just a few minutes, or I can on here for a few hours! I am begging you to please add the notify me back!

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272 Points

What does not used much mean? Was this including all IMDB accounts even though this was only available through the Android app?

The hard choices probably had to do with limited development staff and time since it would cost more money to have the additional development done to include this feature.

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176 Points

It's probably unfair to be livid over a website/app feature, but I built lists of actors and actresses I wanted to see more of and used 'notify me.' Not that that was brilliant, but it was better than nothing ... which what you have left us with.

Folks, as a former web developer, I know this is a UI/database issue and it's NOT difficult ... what the heck?!? 

Please, roll this release back.

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176 Points

Princess818 nailed it. Please, please bring it back.

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156 Points

3 years ago

Does this mean the "notify me" option nevel will come back? Thats so sad, as it was my favourite part of the app, as i knew for certain that i knewabout it if one of my favorite actors/acresses where featured in a new movie.

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3 years ago

Well, never say never! But for now, that feature has been retired.

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204 Points

3 years ago

I set to ON all type of notofications in the Settings, but no notifications are coming to the device and to Notifications tab in the app NEITHER since the update! :(So sad.. :(




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3 years ago

Thanks for letting us know. What region are you in?  

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204 Points

3 years ago

I am in Europe, Hungary.

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142 Points

3 years ago

Have to say, I'm really disappointed the "notify me" section has been taken away, it was one of my favourite parts of the app and made it stand out. As other people have said, I used the app daily and now I feel I've no reason to keep it as I can just do an internet search for the same information. A serious lack of personalization and desireability, please bring it back or loose users

6 Messages

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204 Points

3 years ago

My problem (not arriving notifications) is a known, region specialized bug?! Can I solve somehow?! Or is there any chance for getting a bug fix soon?!

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83 Messages

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We are looking into the issue, thanks for reporting this!

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170 Points

3 years ago

This is a terrible application after "the update" - roll it back to how it was some weeks ago!
Especially the "notify me" functions.
Or is this just a BIG joke? It's useless now

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104 Points

I agree!