Movie and Television Info at Your Fingertips with IMDb

Total Score:  28

The IMDb app is a must have for TV and movie fans.  It is your one stop source for information about actors and their roles.  It provides you with a treasure trove of information as you are watching.  Example: What other movies did Joseph Mazzello (Marine Eugene Sledge) of The Pacific appear in?   Answer:  He was Tim Murphy (John Hammond’s grandson) in Jurassic Park.  You can even watch movie trailers.  What’s not to like?

Price Rating = 5      This app is free

Ease of Use Rating = 5      Very easy.  It is easy as any internet search.

 Readability Rating = 4     On the iPhone the font size can be a little small, but it is still easily readable.  There are no issues for readability on the iPad.

 Will You Use It Rating = 5     If you watch TV and or movies and have a natural curiosity about the actors, then you will use it.

 Downsides Rating  = 0     I can’t think of a single downside.  It is a full-featured app packed with information.

  Consumer Review Rating = 4     There are more than 122,000 reviews, most people are fans of the app.   A few people commented on the app crashing or about ads.  I can’t say that I even notice ads, so I don’t see this as an issue.

Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5     It’s just fun to know answers.  Instead of spending time during a movie or TV show trying to remember something about the actor or a movie, you can look it up and put your mind to rest.

How does it work? 

  1. The feature you may use the most is the basic search feature. It’s in the top right on the iPad and top bar on the iPhone.   From this field you can type in any actor or movie name and find out their mini biography, complete list of movies/TV appearances, trivia and quotes.
  2. You can click see what is on TV tonight, what’s popular and get recaps of shows.
  3. You can get movie news, show times and updates on what is coming soon.
  4. You can get the latest celebrity news and can even click a button to find out who was born today.
  5. You can find out what are the top Blue-ray and DVD bestsellers.

As I mentioned, this is a giant database of movie and TV trivia.  You’ll spend minutes resolving bets or hours exploring the possibilities.

Devices:  This app can be used on either the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.  It requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app was developed by IMDb.com, Inc.

1 thought on “Movie and Television Info at Your Fingertips with IMDb”

  1. I never thought that I’d be using IMDB as much as I do before I downloaded it on my phone, from just not remembering somebody’s name in a movie, or sometimes not even remembering the name of a movie. When I’m not home and using my iPad2 to watch TV or a movie, sometimes I’ll swap quickly over to IMDB app to check it out, it’s convenient. I’d recommend that DISH Remote Access app as well, only place that you can stream any and all of your content as well as control the DVR. Other providers offer something similar to this, but working for DISH I’ve realized that they usually don’t even allow you to use this feature outside of the home network.

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