It’s not easy to keep up with all the content posted on dozens of streaming services. However, TV tracking apps make our binge watching habits a little more manageable. ReelTime is an app for iOS device users who want to track the TV shows and movies theythey’ve streamed, what content they’re currently watching, and what titles they want to watch.
With its latest update, ReelTime 1.6, the redesigned app now includes notes from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and The Movie Database (TMDB), plus updated home screen and lock screen widgets so users can see what has ReelTime notifications just by looking at the screen of their iPhone.
Powered by JustWatch streaming guide and usage the Trakt API to keep track of movies and shows, ReelTime notifies users of newly added episodes, release date changes, new posters, and more, all in one interface. Users can also customize which notifications they want to receive.
The updated ReelTime app has added Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and TMDB ratings so TV addicts and movie fanatics can see how well-rated their favorite movie or series is. Similar TV tracking apps like JustWatch and Reelgood also include IMDb ratings, but not Rotten Tomatoes or TMDB ratings.
ReelTime has also added a new iOS Home Screen and Lock Screen widget, so users can see upcoming movies and TV shows, changes to their library, and track progress without opening the app.
ReelTime was created by Maxwell Handelman, who launched the app on the Apple Store a year ago.
“ReelTime is not a streaming service, but I aim for it to be the best in entertainment benchmarking and tracking. From the very beginning, I listened to my users and added the features that they want…I have a lot of things planned for the future of the app,” Handelman told TechCrunch.
Handelman is working on adding new features to the app.
In the future, users will get a discovery feature that will allow them to find more titles. From now on, ReelTime only allows users to search for content they already know, or browse popular titles based on data from themoviedb.org and JustWatch.
The community feature will give users the ability to leave comments under movies and TV shows.
Another on-going feature will allow users to share their ratings and reviews.
The TV tracking app is only available for download on iPhone and iPad. It’s free and doesn’t require any in-app purchases or subscriptions. ReelTime claims that it does not track users or collect any of their data.