IMDb pulls ‘On DVD/Blu-ray’ pages and external links, adds showtimes refinements

IMDb 4.4 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

IMDb, an Amazon-owned online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, has a nice iPhone and iPad app. As of today, it’s become a tad more useful while also retiring a pair of handy features.

Now bumped to version 4.4, the refreshed software makes a few unexpected changes to the experience. First up, the ‘On DVD/Blu-ray’ pages have been removed completely because the data source the app was using “wasn’t up to snuff”.

Moreover, outgoing links from the app’s title and name pages have fallen victim of Apple’s app submission guidelines and will be no longer available within the app going forward.

Other changes in this version are outlined after the break.

Movie buffs and fans of the app’s ‘On DVD/Blu-ray’ pages are recommended to visit Amazon’s Movie and TV Department on the web where they can find listed bestselling and new this week DVDs and Blu-rays.

Aside from the aforementioned feature removals, IMDb 4.4 introduces several enhancements to elevate your experience. For example, refinements to showtimes help you find just the movie you’re looking for while changes to instant watch, on disc and TV listings make it easier to find the right place to watch your favorite movies.

IMDb 4.4 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Lastly, the app now lets you check out all the episodes someone has been in. Previously, the software only showed five episodes so this update now allows you to scroll endlessly through all of the episodes someone has been in.

Download IMDb free in the App Store.

The 18.2MB universal app runs fine on any iPhone, iPod touch and iPad compatible with iOS 7.0 or later.

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