What are the best apps to track TV shows and movies?

It seems like nowadays, you're never at a loss for what to watch. Whether it's movies or TV shows, chances are, you're likely to find one that you'll like. How do you begin looking though? Well, with smartphones you can use apps to track TV shows and movies that you already like or ones that don't know about yet. Check them out below.

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    #1TV Time: TV Show Tracker

    TV Time: TV Show Tracker

    TV Time is one of the best apps to track TV shows and movies that you love and ones that you have yet to see, all in one convenient and easy to use app that notifies you when a new movie or episode comes out.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Claire Shi
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "The thing I missed most about no longer having cable was no longer getting notifications on the TV for my favorite shows. This app helps bridge that gap. Being able to track where I've left off is especially useful."
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    #2Next Episode

    Next Episode

    Next Episode helps you track your favorite TV shows and movies with a clean interface that is conveniently categorized for easy browsing and management. Get recommendations based on things you've already seen before.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joyce Armstrong
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "This app is great! It literally has all the shows you can think of and even if it doesn’t they add it within 24 hours. This is a MUST have if you want to keep track of your shows! Also buy the full version it is well worth it. "
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    #3SeriesGuide

    SeriesGuide

    SeriesGuide is an app to track and manage your favorite TV shows, movies, and media collection. Sync the app with the Trakt media tracking and management platform across all your devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adam Flores
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I watch so much TV. Sometimes it's too hard to keep up with it. I'm glad this exists, because I'd be lost without it. I can't keep track of what episode of Deep Space Nine or The Next Generation i'm on, but now I don't even have to write them down in my journal, so I can save it to record my dreams."

DID YOU KNOW?

Sofia Vergara is currently the highest-paid television actress. According to Forbes, Vergara reportedly made $41.5 million for the year 2017. Though majority of her earnings that year came from portraying a lead role on the series “Modern Family” her perfume line and licensing deals also contributed to her success. For the past six years, Vergara has been consistently ranked as top one on the said list. 

As for the movie world, Emma Stone is currently the number one actress on the highest-paid list of Forbes. Emma took over Jennifer Lawrence’s number one spot for two years in a row (2015-2016). Most of Emma Stone’s earnings this year came from her “La La Land” movie which won her the Best Actress award in the prestigious Oscars. She reportedly made $26 million in 2017. Other actresses in the highest-paid movie actors list include Jennifer Aniston with 25.5 million earnings for 2017. Another Jennifer made it to the top 3, Jennifer Lawrence with 24 million. Melissa McCarthy (18 million), Mila Kunis (15.5 million), Emma Watson with 14 million also made it to the list. According to the Entertainment and Media Outlook, the United States entertainment market is expected to reach over $804 billion by the year 2021.

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    #4Trakt.tv

    Trakt.tv

    Trakt is a platform where users can keep track of and manage their favorite TV shows and movies with support for a wide list of other third-party apps and even integrates with home media centers as well.

    Websites

    Free

    Anna Kelley
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "As an employee who discreetly watch TV series while working (heheh please don't tell my boss), this website is really so convenient for tracking my watching progress! I use Netflix all the time so it's such convenience linking it to Trakt."
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    #5SeenIt

    SeenIt

    SeenIt is a free app that works with trakt.tv that lets you track and manage your collection of favorite TV shows and movies. Mark episodes once you've watched them and be notified when a new one airs and its search and discover function for new ones.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sarah Rose
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "It's free ... always a major plus. Hope they made an app for Android! Our household has many favorite shows, and it's hard to keep up with what has been watched. If it's on Android, I'd most likely buy it."
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    #6TV Series

    TV Series

    This is the ultimate app for TV lovers: you will get everything related to your favorite shows, from trailers to details of every episode, and you will also discover new shows as this app will recommend you series and films to watch based on your preferences. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Melissa Hunter
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Found some really great new shows because of this app. Notifications are too much though, so don’t turn them on. "
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    #7Flixmetrix (Cinesift)

    Flixmetrix (Cinesift)

    Flixmetrix (formerly known as Cinesift) is one of the best movie recommendation websites on the net. It helps you to look for a movie on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other services and allows you to add the movie to your watchlist.

    Websites

    Free

    Ralph Morris
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Finally! A way to look at my Prime movies without laboring through the terrible Amazon selection process. This is exactly what I wanted: an up to date list of the best movies on Prime. Was that so hard? Apparently it was but this site finally got it right."
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    #8MyShowTime.tv

    MyShowTime.tv

    MyShowTime.tv is a website where you can track all your favorite TV shows with handy lists where you can mark the episodes you've seen, and track the dates when the episodes will air. You can also check the details of your favorite shows, seasons, and episodes, browse soundtracks, and much more. 

    Websites
    Frank Griffin
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Why aren't my progress recorded?? Where is it??? What a headache to remember everything I've watched so far. After update I got this crap. I'm uninstalling this."
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    #9Must for Movies & TV

    Must for Movies & TV

    Must for Movies & TV is a social networking app that lets users leave reviews and ratings on TV shows and movies. It also allows friend connections and contains featured and suggested movies tailored to a specific user's tastes.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Tanja Joska
    Written on February 21, 2019
    "Because it has a good layout like it’s modern and new."
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    #10MovieTracker

    MovieTracker

    MovieTracker is a mobile application that helps movie junkies track the movies they are interested in--from the ones they already watched to the upcoming movies they want to purchase. It also lets them organize their own movie collection.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent D'amour
    Written on November 3, 2018
    "You can track movies easily, get recommendations, create custom lists and a ton of features. It is also free and doesn't require users to register. It's fully working out of the box."
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    #11TV Premiere Alert

    TV Premiere Alert

    TV Premiere Alert is an online service which allows users to get personalized alerts in your emails as soon as your selected shows premiere. The service is easily-customizable and has an updated record.

    Websites

    Free

    Tamas Torok
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "It's a very simple tool that sends you email alerts on the premiere days of your selected TV shows. Not a standalone mobile app. If you use email a lot, then it could be a convenient tool since it fits your daily routine."
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    #12TV Yapp

    TV Yapp

    TV Yapp is an app created by Hirschmania LLC in 2017. Available on iOS devices, it features tv show tracking with a group chat for discussion of the episodes you've watched. 

    Apps

    Brian Hirshman
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Check out ‎TV Yapp! It’s like a cross between a TV tacker app and a spoiler-free Whatsapp. You can keep track of all the shows you’re watching and episodes seen and then create chat rooms to discuss specific episodes. Only people who are caught up can see the messages and once they do catch up they can go back and read them and not miss out on the discussion. It’s awesome!"
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    #13Fan TV

    Fan TV
    Browse over one million moves and TV shows on Fan TV and watch them on live TV and the most popular streaming services, like Hulu, Netflix, HBO or  Amazon.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Timothy Fowler
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This REALLY helped me out a lot! I was looking for a new television show to watch and I found this really great one to binge, and then I needed to find a way to keep track of it and all the other ones that I enjoy and Fan TV worked wonders! It's perfect."

Summary

Best What are the best apps to track TV shows and movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TV Time: TV Show TrackerApps 30 Free
2Next EpisodeApps 25 Free
3SeriesGuideApps 19 Free
4Trakt.tvWebsites 19 Free
5SeenItApps 18 Free
6TV SeriesApps 11 Free
7Flixmetrix (Cinesift)Websites 6 Free
8MyShowTime.tvWebsites 6 Paid
9Must for Movies & TVApps 2 Free
10MovieTrackerApps 2 Free
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