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Sun, May 10, 2020 11:21 AM

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Show, Series and Movie Tracker

I have always questioned why IMDB had not yet built a tracking feature/separate app using its own database. I have used a few different trackers throughout the years and I'm always disappointed at the mistakes and delay in updating shows, especially non US shows. The site I have been using for more than 10 years has progressively started to die over the last 12-18 months and constantly having to cross reference episode info/dates with IMDB. I really wish IMDB would create their own app and offer a 1-stop-shop and reliable service all TV and movie lovers can use without question!

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2 y ago

IMDB already has information about every single episode of the series it has on its database, if the web app and mobile app could become a way to track which episode of the series one is on, then it would be well on its way to becoming the most complete service.

Then the watch list could be separated according to completed, watching, dropped etc. Also in the watch-list, the shows could be sorted according the the ones we want to watch the most, to the ones we want to watch the least. This could cater well to the people that are juggling multiple shows at the same time. when adding a show to one's watch list, the user would be able to choose whether they are currently watching, plan to watch, or have dropped the series/movie.

It could even add another feature that shows users statistics based on the shows they have watched, things like how long the user has spent watching series, preferred genre etc
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Would it be possible for IMDB to also become a series tracker?

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There are a few “workarounds” on the IMDb app and, probably like yourself, I’ve tried them all. I guess something is better than nothing, but I still keep hoping that IMDb will eventually provide a bonafide, integrated series tracker—and I’ve been hoping a long time!

A series tracker, IMO, should provide an easy-read and easy-mark (single tap) user interface. All workarounds on IMDb require a lot of looking around or a series of taps—quite convoluted.  While I keep IMDb for informational purposes (which no other app/site comes close), true series tracking always forces me to seek out and use a supplemental app—which is almost as annoying as the IMDb workarounds.

Perhaps, one day, IMDb will be the one stop shop that it should be. The hope continues. 

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9 m ago

Agree 100%. 


There are a few “workarounds” on the IMDb app and, probably like yourself, I’ve tried them all. I guess something is better than nothing, but I still keep hoping that IMDb will eventually provide a bonafide, integrated series tracker—and I’ve been hoping a long time!

A series tracker, IMO, should provide an easy-read and easy-mark (single tap) user interface. All workarounds on IMDb require a lot of looking around or a series of taps—quite convoluted.  While I keep IMDb for informational purposes (which no other app/site comes close), true series tracking always forces me to seek out and use a supplemental app—which is almost as annoying as the IMDb workarounds.

Perhaps, one day, IMDb will be the one stop shop that it should be. The hope continues.