With so many quality choices on TV these days, it’s hard to keep track of exactly when and where the next episode of your favorite show will air. Along with seemingly hundreds of different TV channels, there is even original content on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
But there are a number of different apps that are designed to help with that problem. And one of my favorites, TVShow Time, has just made a big jump forward with the update to version 5.0.
I first mentioned TVShow Time in an AppAdvice App Smackdown last month when pitting it against iTV Shows 3. And while TVShow Time squeaked out the close victory, I mentioned that I wasn’t a big fan of the somewhat dated design and stark black and yellow color scheme.
That issue has been erased with the update. The app is now sporting an all new design that blends in nicely with iOS 8 and the forthcoming iOS 9. The great app is cleaner and simpler.
The great social features have also been given a jump start. Users can now customize their profile page with a bio, avatar, and a banner. You will also be able to select six all-time favorite shows and which TV character represents you the best. Private messages can also be sent to your friends through the app.
One of my favorite social features of the app is the ability to make fun memes with screencaps from TV shows. And the new Feed will show all the memes you haven’t seen related to episodes you’ve watched.
Finally, users can also send a TV show recommendation to others using the app and filter comments to just show the ones from friends or in a specific language.
TVShow Time is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
I’ve been using TVShow Time heavily since trying it out for the App Smackdown, and am really pleased with the new update. I can’t wait to use it when the new TV season starts back up this fall. If you’ve never used a TV tracker app or are looking for a new option, check out TVShow Time now.
For other app news and reviews today, see: BBC iPlayer Radio is about to get offline downloads, Show everyone how you really feel with Moodsy, and The Mesh is a different way to play with numbers.