Quickie App Review: SeriesGuide

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Normally, I don’t make a fuss over content tracking apps. However, as TV shows become more cinematic, dramatic, and engaging, I found myself unable to keep track of all the amazing new shows that I wanted to see. Enter SeriesGuide, developer Uwe Trottmann’s answer to this common problem. This app has become indispensable to both myself and many other users.

seriesguide-screenshot-1Averaging nearly 5 stars with about 13,000 ratings on the Google Play Store as of this writing, SeriesGuide offers fans of TV shows, anime, and web series the opportunity to track their progress throughout their favorite shows. SeriesGuide also has GetGlue (recently re-branded as tvtag) and trakt integration, allowing you to check into your favorite shows through these two services. This helps SeriesGuide become your hub for serialized entertainment information and social integration.

The app is very simple to navigate and has two minimalistic themes in both light (off white) and dark (soft blacks and grays). You can add shows to your list by searching or selecting from a list of trending shows. The app is backed by the extensive and powerful website TheTVDB, so the odds of finding what you’re looking for are pretty good. Once you’ve added shows to your list, you can favorite select shows and then have SeriesGuide push notifications to you before they air new episodes. Use the filter to find shows with unwatched episodes or that have upcoming episodes, or swipe between upcoming and recent shows.

seriesguide-screenshot-2If you tap on any given show, it will show you further details about the next episode on your list. You can tap the check mark to mark on a given episode to mark it as viewed, and swipe left or right to read synopses of the next or previous episode.

seriesguide-screenshot-4I also like that SeriesGuide also shows me statistics like the number of shows I’m tracking. It also shows the number of episodes I’ve watched out of the total, as well as how much time I’ve sunk into my TV addiction. Not everyone will find this information useful, but it’s a neat addition for geeks like me.

Overall, if you’re a TV nerd, this app is a must-have, especially if you implement the social media features and turn it into a second screen app!

You can pick up SeriesGuide from the Play Store for free.

Image Credits: TabTimes.com

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