|By Business Wire||
|June 17, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
IMDb, the #1 movie website in the world, today announced that its award-winning Movies & TV apps for iOS and Android have been downloaded more than 100 million times. IMDb also launched iOS and Android app updates today. To learn more and download IMDb’s free iOS and Android apps, go to: http://www.imdb.com/apps/.
“Mobile has become an absolutely vital part of IMDb’s platform. Our mobile website and apps have received an average of more than 300 million visits per month since Jan. 1, 2014,” said Col Needham, IMDb’s founder and CEO. “To continue to feed the appetites of our mobile users, we’ve just released several exciting new features for movie lovers within our iOS and Android app updates. The one I am personally most excited about, which I expect to use obsessively, is our new iOS ‘Times’ feature which makes it trivially easy to plan a movie outing and conveniently buy tickets based on the criteria that matter most to movie lovers.”
IMDb’s iOS App Update
Beginning today, an update (available through the iTunes App Store) to IMDb’s popular iOS app includes “Times,” a dynamic new feature within the Showtimes section that was designed to help movie lovers find and buy tickets to movies they’ll love to watch in theaters based on critical factors including the time they want to leave for the theater or want the movie to start or end, as well as the movie’s genre, MPAA rating or IMDb user rating. To learn more and download IMDb’s free, updated iOS app, go to: http://www.imdb.com/apps/ios/.
IMDb’s Android App Update
Beginning today, an update (available through Google Play and the Amazon Appstore) to IMDb’s popular Android app includes new “Watch” icons throughout the app to help customers quickly learn which movies and TV shows can be watched now and where (in theaters, on TV, on Amazon or on Prime Instant Video). The app update also includes Favorite Theaters, which enables customers to choose the theaters they like to go to and then see showtimes from those theaters highlighted wherever showtimes are available in the app. Ticketing is also available via the app. To learn more and download IMDb’s free, updated Android app, go to: http://www.imdb.com/apps/android/.
IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site (www.imdb.com) is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile audience of more than 190 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb offers a searchable database of more than 150 million data items including more than 2.7 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 5.5 million cast and crew members. Consumers rely on the information IMDb provides -- including showtimes, ticketing, trailers, critic and user reviews, personalized recommendations, photo galleries, entertainment news, quotes, trivia, box-office data, editorial feature sections and a universal Watchlist -- when making viewing decisions. IMDb’s portfolio of leading entertainment apps (http://www.imdb.com/apps/) includes its popular “Movies & TV” app for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Android tablets, Windows Phone and its mobile-optimized website. To date, there have been more than 100 million downloads of IMDb’s mobile apps worldwide. IMDb's X-Ray for Movies & TV (www.imdb.com/x-ray) is a feature that revolutionizes the viewing experience by bringing the power of IMDb directly to Kindle Fire HD and Wii U devices. IMDbPro (http://www.imdbpro.com) is a subscription version of IMDb designed exclusively for professionals who work in the entertainment industry. IMDbPro provides contact information, in production listings for film and television projects and exclusive STARmeter rankings that are determined by user searches on IMDb. Additionally, IMDb owns and operates Withoutabox (http://www.withoutabox.com), a marketplace for film festivals and filmmakers, and Box Office Mojo (http://www.boxofficemojo.com), the leading online box-office reporting service. IMDb.com is operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) (http://www.amazon.com). To learn more, go to: http://www.imdb.com/press.
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