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  • Vendor: IMDb
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

IMDb is the app that ended a thousand arguments about who REALLY played who in that one episode of that one show. Short for Internet Movie Database, IMDb is the go-to for quick facts and trailers for movies and TV shows while trying to sort out movie night, whether at home or at the theater.

The layout of the app is very similar to the website: you have the search bar at the top and on the homepage below you have the features trailers, current and coming films, and top news headlines. Scrolling through galleries and front page sections is smooth.

In search results for films and TV shows, you can find all of the copious credits, trivia, quotes, and reviews for the title in question. The only thing you cannot browse are the videos. You have "play trailer," and that is it. Hope it's the latest/best one.

You can get notifications in the app for desired films and other standard announcements, such as opening movies on Friday and movies on DVD Tuesday. The settings menu for these notifications are in-depth and highly customizable. You'll never forget to go see a movie again - and you can even buy tickets through it, too. If the movie's available through Amazon, it'll take you to Amazon to buy or watch it. Not exceedingly helpful on Android since we don't have Amazon Instant Video (yet), but you can at least add it to your watchlist for later.

Trailers and other videos in IMDb take advantage of immersive mode and play full screen at the quality you set during your first video - though it can easily be changed in the settings menu on the front page. The app uses the current Holo guidelines and slide-out menu. There is also a beta program through their community on Google+, for users to help give feedback and shape the future of the app.

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IMDb app for Android updated with recommendations, check-ins and more

The Internet Movie Database has updated their Android app with a bunch of new features. Sharing – check in on Facebook & Twitter to share what you’re watching Recommendations – discover other titles you might be interested in Mobile IMDb message boards – join in the discussion on...
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IMDb Movies & TV app updated to support HD streaming of movie trailers on tablets and smartphones

When we chose IMDb Movies & TV as the tablet app of the year in our 2011 Android Central Editors' Pick Awards it was a pretty fine looking app and in that time, IMDb has continued to improve upon the app overall. The last update brought a new layout and ICS features but now a new update is...
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IMDb Movies & TV app updated with Android 4.0 compatibility, improved tablet design

When we hosted our 2011 Android Central Editors' Pick Awards we chose IMDb Movies & TV as the tablet app of the year. Now, IMDb is gunning for that title again in 2012 having just released a new Android 4.0 optimized version with a new home screen layout and more: Improved design and...
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IMDb app updated, now optimized for Honeycomb

Although the IMDb website works pretty good on a Honeycomb tablet, the dedicated app has now been Honeycomb optimized for users. The UI is pretty slick looking and features built-in such as movie ratings, watch lists and the ability to purchase movie tickets all from within the app make it a pretty...

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Android Central

IMDb app for Android updated with recommendations, check-ins and more

The Internet Movie Database has updated their Android app with a bunch of new features. Sharing – check in on Facebook & Twitter to share what you’re watching Recommendations – discover other titles you might be interested in Mobile IMDb message boards – join in the discussion on...
IMDb

IMDb Movies & TV app updated to support HD streaming of movie trailers on tablets and smartphones

When we chose IMDb Movies & TV as the tablet app of the year in our 2011 Android Central Editors' Pick Awards it was a pretty fine looking app and in that time, IMDb has continued to improve upon the app overall. The last update brought a new layout and ICS features but now a new update is...
imdb

IMDb Movies & TV app updated with Android 4.0 compatibility, improved tablet design

When we hosted our 2011 Android Central Editors' Pick Awards we chose IMDb Movies & TV as the tablet app of the year. Now, IMDb is gunning for that title again in 2012 having just released a new Android 4.0 optimized version with a new home screen layout and more: Improved design and...
IMDb

IMDb app updated, now optimized for Honeycomb

Although the IMDb website works pretty good on a Honeycomb tablet, the dedicated app has now been Honeycomb optimized for users. The UI is pretty slick looking and features built-in such as movie ratings, watch lists and the ability to purchase movie tickets all from within the app make it a pretty...
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