Watchlist: Notifications when a title in your watchlist is released

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If a movie is not yet released at the time of adding it to watchlist, then notifications should be given when the movie is released.
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Watchlist Email Notifications for Theatrical Releases
karink (IMDb Staff Member) wrote on Mon Oct 1 2012 14:52:48:
This past week, we launched a new feature: an email when a title on your Watchlist goes into wide release in theaters. We are beta testing this feature so we’re currently limited to US wide releases and have subscribed all IMDb customers who have a Watchlist, have told us that they are in the United States, and haven’t opted out of emails.

We’re only sending an email when a title on your Watchlist is going into wide release, so you may not get an email each week – in fact, you may not ever get an email if the titles in your Watchlist aren’t being widely released. We hope that’s not the case!

If you don’t live in the United States (or haven’t told us that you live in the US), but would like to be a part of our beta group, you are welcome to subscribe to the email by checking the box next to “Watchlist Updates” in the email section of https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb..., but be aware that the emails we’re sending now are for the US theatrical wide releases. If you do not wish to receive the email, you can unsubscribe by going to the site preferences page and unchecking the box.

Other than creating theatrical release emails for other countries, next versions of Watchlist-related emails that we’re considering are: Watchlist titles coming out on DVD/Blu-ray, Watchlist titles newly available to watch online, Watchlist titles available on TV this week. If you have suggestions for other types of events that you think would make good notifications, please reply to this thread and we’ll take them into consideration.
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I would also like to get notified when something on my watchlist becomes available on DVD....preferably by email.
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Osni Passos

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This notifications for iphone/ipad :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled announce newly aired episodes for tv shows in the watchlist.

put a little sign for example on the cover of the tv show in the watch list as soon as the new episode has aired. you should be able to make it disappear by clicking on it as soon as you have watched it somewhere so you can wait for the next episode to be announced.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled TV Series Episodes reminders through Email.

i have this idea, where users can get the reminders of their favorite TV series episodes once its released. its simple just click on the next week episode reminder and you are good to go you will be reminded once its gets released. it is useful for the people who watch lots of TV series who cant remember the release dates. pardon my English. :( and this idea is Trademarked. contact me for srikanthrajj@gmail.com
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Notification on release/air time.

Is it possible to get a notification email/sms when a film/tv show is released or airs the first time?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Subscribes TV series.

Is this possible to "subscribe" TV series? If I subscribe TV series or if some TV series is in my Watchlist I will get info about new episode. Example: tomorrow some TV series releases new episode (e.g. s01 e05) - so tomorrow I will get a notification (or at this page, or via email) that "today new episode s01 e05 of Dragon-ball has been released". Is this possible?
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Wow, I think they are doing something to repair this subscription emails about releases new episodes :D
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Remind Me When Out on DVD.

Suggestion: Feature: Users while signed in and viewing a particular movie or series title could click on, "Remind Me When Out on DVD" so that they could eventually be emailed and told they can now purchase the title on a disc, to own for example from Amazon.Com :) -From, Peter in San Diego CA
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Following sections for TV-Series.

I love watching TV-Series and I am following more than 35 of them. Some of their new season will start in a month, some will start within 9 months or so. I can't keep up with that. Can you add a section so that we can easily track which series and episodes is coming up (only the ones we follow). With that section we could get e-mails or notifications even
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Me too.
Btw if you have a DVR and subscribe to a Series, eg all airings of set title, any time, any day, and end at five minutes past show.. You need not worry about getting email notifications from IMDb about tv and Netflix series' ;)
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Ps. I left out an important DVR setting: Only first time airings, for title in question. :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watchlist Status Notification Alerts.

I have a number of TV shows and some upcoming Movies on my Watchlist and it would be an excellent feature improvement to provide a notification setting (email, RSS feed, etc) of changes to items on our Watchlist.

If I have a TV show on my list that is on hiatus for a year (think GOT, waiting till 2019) I would love to receive an update when IMDB has a release date for the first episode in the new season. Maybe a weekly digest email that would let us know what is happening with our Watchlist items in the next 2-4 weeks (X show was canceled, Y show will start back up in 2 weeks...)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bluray releases alerts, that would be a great feature..

It would be great to have a Bluray releases alert so you know when your favorite movies are available.
Maybe even customized by director, actors or keywords, so you refine it to your taste, instead of having to manually pick them out.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watchlist - IMDB needs to add a notification feature.

The Watchlist is a nice way to check up on upcoming films. However, since I don't often visit IMDB, I thought it would wonderful if a notification feature was added to remind me that a movie in which I'm interested is coming up for release soon. Amazon does this with authors, so I thought it would be an extremely valuable tool for those of us with Watchlist items. I would suggest that a week or two prior to a release, an automated email be sent to everyone who has that movie on their Watchlist. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled If I have series on my watch list, is there a way to be notified when a new episo....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled suggestion for watchlist.

I think IMDB app should sent notification whenever a movie/series on my watchlist is aired. I'm sure i'm not the only one adding movies to my watchlist months before they air and then forget all about them, so I think this would help many people.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Notifications when a movie hits the cinema.

It would be very helpful if we can get a notification when a movie (already in your watchlist for example) hits the cinema in your preferred city. This is especially helpful for movies that already exist but are shown in the cinema again. I live in London and sometimes they show the Lord of the Rings Trilogy again or some classic here and you have to be very lucky to know about it. Since it is shown on the movie's page on IMDb that the movie is showing in the cinema in your city, why not send a notification by email or so? That would be really great! Thanks for the reconsideration ;)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled subscribe to notifications about local release dates.

It would be great if it was possible to receive (maybe e-mail) notifications about local release dates for movies added to watchlist (both when the release date becomes known and when that date comes)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add a notifier prompting me to buy tickets for the watched movies when the movie ....

I would like to have get notifications about the movies I am watching. I am pretty busy so sometimes I forget to buy a ticket for a good seat in the cinema. I would like to receive notifications about the soon release of the movie and variants of seats in my local cinema.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled TV Show Notifications.

Is there a way to simply be notified (perhaps an hour before) a tv show airs, and *not* be notified for anything else about the show?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Quick suggestion to somehow make IMDB more awesome.

I would love if you guys could implement a Reminder option for upcoming movies, perhaps positioned beside the Watchlist option?!

I miss new releases if I don't go to the cinema for a while or hear about a movie 1,2 or 3 years before the release.

Any variation would be brilliant, but may I suggest if added you could have a default of 1 week to remind users of the release (by email) and reminder preference could be modified by a '+' symbol or in user site settings?
Thank you for reading.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Movie distribution info in IMDB / net?.

A lot of movies don't premiere in theaters. And out of those which do, only a few end up in small countries like Finland..
Is there a place in the net where I could find info how to watch a movie I'm interested in? IMDB is my usual nr1 source of movie info, but it seems that it only introduces the date of premiere in theaters and some time in iTunes.
Is there another place where this necessary info is given in order to be able to watch some movie I've been waiting for for a long time? 
Or could this info be added into IMDB?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need ability to use watchlist, rating or "follow" button to receive reminders on....

IMDb has many ways of knowing what information is interesting or relevant to their users, however it is not being used to feed updates on film release (cinema or bluray) or the start of a new season for series that have been rated by the user.

As an assiduous viewer of many series, I constantly have to visit the page of my favourite series to check when the new season will start or a film in my watchlist has been released.

There should be an option in the user account to receive reminder emails 1 week / 1 day before watchlist films will be released or before a new season of a TV series that was rated 7 or above by the user starts.

There should also be the option to obtain recommended new/upcoming films and series based on previous rating.

Finally, there should be an option to obtain recommended film / series recommendations based on the series that users whose ratings correlated most with oneself have rated 8 or more (i.e. recommended by peers with similar taste).

It seems to me the rating and watchlist information is underused. Through more data mining IMDb could add a lot of value for private users.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When movies from the washlist becomes available (in theater / DVD) : recieving an....

So far, the washlist seem sort of useless on the website, as there is no notifications when it becomes available (locally) in theather or DVD / Blurays
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Option to be emailed with 'Now Showing' from my Watchlist.

Hi. I have almost 500 movies on my watch list, most over 8/10, and I want to watch them all. But I find that some of the classic films are hard to get but they do come back to my local theatres (20 or so theatres around Sydney). 

Can you guys make a function that emails me a few days in advance when a movie that is on my watch list is showing at a local theatre? Seems pretty simple.

Thanks! :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is it possible to set reminder for tv series episode?.

I have a question but not sure this feature exist or not. Else would post it as an idea.

Question is:
1) I have seen a newly released trailer of  TV series. But It will be aired sometime next month or so. I have added it to my watchlist but is it possible to get some reminder as soon as tv show it is aired? 
Eg. I saw the trailer of The Strain on FX which is scheduled for July 16. Now I have added to my watchlist but I want a reminder as soon as the episode is aired. Preferably a day in advance so that I can make up my schedule.

I would love that feature.

2) Is there an option to add the movie release dates or tv show episode timings on my google calender so that I will get reminder from that as well.

Hope this feature is there or will be implemented soon.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding TV network, premiere date and showtime to watch list.

With network and show premiere day and time printable from a watch list, it's possible to record shows to see if you want to watch them permanently. Without this information, the watchlist is very difficult to use with 250 new shows in 2013.