APP CRASHES 3/5
I love this app but only within the last month it has been crashing consistently on my iPhone X. My phone is only 2 years old and doesn’t have similar trouble/problems with any other applications. The problem only arises when I use the IMDb app too long doing deeper searches of movies and TV shows. For example, I would search a movie and then click on the director’s name and then see what else he/she has made. Then continuously go on further from there looking up other people until the app can’t process all the info and starts to slow down, lag and heat up my phone. The brightness on my screen increases along with a message popping up saying “Zoom Enabled”. I pray that I am NOT the only person with this problem. I love movies and tv shows, so IMDb is my app to go to.
Ruined by latest update! 5/5
I have long used IMDb to research movies and TV shows, actors, directors, and more. Now the search function is gone!
IMDb is now useless to me. 😟
Search function has reappeared at the bottom of the screen. 😃
Works as well as before. Thank you!!
Revert to previous style and theme 1/5
By Robert McLean
This update is horrible. Whoever decided this was a good idea needs their head examined.
Developer Response: So sorry about this issue! Please try restarting the app - you should see the search function along the bottom of the app.
Update: I never said I had a search issue. The app layout is just horrible. I understand change is necessary at times but this falls under the category of a bad change.
Hope you enjoy playing Whack-a-Mole with Search 1/5
Tap Search > Tap Bottom Search Bar > Another Search Bar Moves to Top?
Seems like a very confusing UI to me. And what does it do better than the old way?
It’s actually worse because you need to play whack-a-mole like a tool.
UI/UX team needs to be fired, or at least strongly reprimanded.
Ruined a great resource 1/5
By equals 42
I couldn’t even search for a movie today. I literally couldn’t find a way to search in the app. It’s so clogged with crap and advertising that it doesn’t do what it is supposed to do: let you lookup movies.
No search function? 2/5
What the actual eff? Why would you take out the search function? Unbelievable. Why why why? This makes zero sense. Someone should be fired for this.
Where is the search bar? 4/5
By tbone pickems
Can’t find it.
No search 1/5
What happened to the search function??? I constantly used this app to look up actors, movies, and shows and now I have zero use for this. It’s supposed to be a database, not a rating system.
Update is awful 2/5
A great app, now overly bloated junk. Thanks for nothing.
Where is the search bar??? 5/5
Update: updated to five stars after following developers instructions and the search bar is back!
I used this app on the daily when it had a search bar. Now what’s the point of it?
Just the best can look up any actor any movie they are just awesome 👍👍👍 5/5
Ugh. It wasn’t broke! 1/5
The mark of a true artist is knowing when to STOP! This isn’t a video game that needs constant updates to keep users guessing. It (WAS) a tried and true research app, reliable and functional. No More.
Now it is trying to be social media. We don’t need or want that. There’s too much of that already.
Software developers seem to get bored, or maybe they try to look busy
and invent things to do. Either way, someone needs to have enough sense to edit. Are these guys all 15? With attention disorders?
Used to be great... terrible now 1/5
This used to be the go to app for anything you needed to know about tv and movies. Now that they have taken the search feature away it is terrible and pretty much useless.
Removed Search? 1/5
By Atomic Atom
Why did they remove the search option from the app? The one thing everybody uses this app for and it has no search? Use the site this app is completely meaningless now on iPhone at least.
Indispensable app for anyone who likes movies 5/5
By Cosmic T
i use this app weekly. youvshould too. it's great.
Where is search? 1/5
The whole point of IMDb is looking things up... why isn’t that in the app anymore?!?
Search too hard to find 1/5
By Please fix1457
Get real. The only reason people use IMDb is to look up movies and actors, and the search feature is now too hard to find. Who are you kidding with all these extra features? Are people actually making a “watchlist” on IMDb? Give me a break.
Used to be 1/5
My favorite app until the most recent update. How can you take the search bar away? What’s the point of the app if I can’t find something due to the most important tool being gone. The dumbest update I’ve seen for an established website
What the heck happened? 1/5
You took the search bar from the top of the app. I refuse to look to see where it went. You made your app useless. I deleted it immediately. If it changes back I’d gladly redownload. But as it is this app is now garbage.
Looking up actors 5/5
I enjoy the app to look up who is in in TV or movies.
Ruined by streaming aspirations 1/5
IMDb used to be a go-to app for encyclopedic knowledge about movies and actors. Now that function has been hidden in a dark corner of the app, in favor of trying to turn it into yet another streaming service. Now there’s no reason to bother with the app; just use the website. It still does its job. It still has a prominent search field. It still knows that “internet movie database” is a database about movies, not a Netflix wannabe.
The managers behind this app should be ashamed.
What happened to the search feature? 2/5
Search feature is gone... That’s what I use the app for.
Suddenly it stopped working 1/5
By DJ kingstone
It logged me out and when I logged in..it shows me the PC version of IMDb instead of the phone version. Why is this happening??
Why would anyone use this without a search bar? 5/5
I feel like users aren’t looking to gain knowledge on whatever movies you think are popular. A “database” doesn’t decide what data to show. Maybe the lack of a search bar was an oversight, but c’mon, fix it.
Edit: all great now
New version is terrible 1/5
I hate, hate, hate the newest version. I count on IMDB for information. That means searches. The new search function is difficult and frustrating and virtually hidden. You are clearly repurposing the app. But I have no use for this purpose, and will work at finding other sources for the information I need. Bye.
IMDb has completely wrecked their app and it is now UNUSEABLE! The entire screen is now filled with ads and “recommendations”. The user cannot even find the search button, let alone a movie or series that one wants to research. It is now a useless app.
Update: 11/18/19 the developers contacted me and told me to restart the app and the functionality came back along the bottom. I still prefer the old interface but I’m assuming that this works. I’ll update again if not...
Not worth it 1/5
I shifted apps for a second and IMDb deleted a review I had been writing for at least fifteen minutes. I deleted the app immediately, and writing this review I realized something else. This app is an outlet for racist morons to voice their concerns about there not being enough whitewashing in Hollywood, which is really sad because they’re giving good shows a bad name. This app isn’t worth anyone’s time.
Must have app but update removed functionality 2/5
This is a must have app but put new update takes the search bar on a separate page. The only thing I use the app for is searching movies/actors. I need the search bar to be available right when the app opens.
Dislike new update 1/5
I do not like the search through the icon on the bottom, and having to click twice on it just to search. I liked it better with it up top on the home page. That was more convenient. Can you please put it back that way? This current design is not very convenient.
Great App! 5/5
I love this app and have been using it for years.
Hate the new UI 1/5
Can’t even find the search. It stinks!
Perfect app for your movie knowledge 5/5
Great app, quick response to a major issue with it made it a great app once again!
Return of the Search Function 4/5
*Update* - search function has returned. My needs are met.
I used to use this app to look up actors, movies, and other information about movies. Now sadly, I can’t even find a search function. The app is of no use to me if I can’t search for the things for which I’m looking about movies, actors, and all other things cinema. Hoping this was a minor oversight.
Edit: thank you so much for your response time and listening to your users. Much better! Sorry for the hate mail haha
Is that not what your whole website was founded on? The ability to find any information you need based on searching?! BRING IT BACK PLEASE
Bad update 2/5
There really was nothing wrong with this app. Not sure why it was changed. It looks low quality now and search is too hard to find. Once you do find it, it shows at the bottom of the screen. Search bars should appear on top. My Watchlist was hard to find too.
Where did the search feature go? 4/5
Update seems to have removed the Search option.
ETA: thank you for the developer response. Issue is resolved.
I don’t want the trailer 1/5
Why can’t it let me watch the full movie? It brings me to the trailers and the picture in the movie, the only movies I can watch are the ones that either you guys made or the movies that are already there. The app looks fine but there are maybe thousands of trailers and less then 300 actual shows/movies. Do I have the wrong idea?
Horrible interface 1/5
Confusing and cluttered. Entire app needs to simplfied
No more finding something 1/5
By Seattle Brett
The latest revision has totally changed the app. There was no way (that I could find) of searching for a particular show.
Sadly, this has become a useless app for me - I guess I’m just look on Wikipanion.
Dark mode needs some work 3/5
Great app, but the text on dark mode is straining on the eyes
Almost perfect with latest update/search bar still there for me 3/5
Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to jump from app to app to see if a films available to view on one of these streaming services. Got excited when I saw the new can “view on” section. Unfortunately it only shows if it’s available on amazon to view or purchase. Get Netflix/Hulu/Disney+ in the list and they nailed it! Please get on it!
Where is the search? 1/5
I used the app to search their database (the whole point of the thing) and it appears they have taken away that option. What’s the point?
New Layout of App is Terrible 1/5
The new layout of the app is terrible. It is hard to navigate. A once good app is ruined to the point that I’m considering deleting it from my phone.
Search function? 2/5
Where did the search function go? Seemed to have disappeared with the new update...
Can’t find search 1/5
What’s the point of a database you can’t search???
Love the app. Just one request 5/5
My favorite thing to read is the trivia. I was wondering if other actors or directors became are mentioned in the trivia if it can link to the said persons IMDB profile. When researching people I think it will be easier. What do you think?
Looks like it’s fixed 5/5
Now that the search button was added back in I changed my rating to a 5 star, great app I use on a pretty regular basis to look things up
Search feature 4/5
Update: ok, the search bar is back! I prefer the app before, but it works.
Original: What happened to the search bar at the top? What am I missing?