If you’re anything like me, you probably have a bunch of TV shows you are a fan of. However, sometimes it becomes hard to simply keep track of all of them. What’s coming up, what’s going away, at what time it airs, if it will get a new season, and so on. So, why not let your phone or tablet handle that for you? Today, we’ll show you how to do just that, allowing you to keep track of your favorite TV shows, find out when they are on, and notify you when they are airing, along with retrieving any information about it, such as cast and synopsis. An interactive TV Guide in your pocket! Care to find out how? Read on ahead to find out!
TV Show Favs is a handy little app that will help you with this task. It keeps track of information from various shows and lets you know whenever something that interests you is coming on or has been aired. If you’re interested in it, just click this link and head onto the Play Store to get it. Open the app, and it will prompt you to create an account. This account will be associated with the service and keep track of all your data on the cloud, so it will always be backed up and you’ll be able to sync it between devices. Do as it requests, and make an account.
Once you deal with the setup process, you should see this screen:
As you can see, the interface is pretty simple, but we’ll go through most of the functions of the app. To get started using the app though, just press the search icon on the upper right section of the screen to start adding your favorite shows right away:
As you can see, you can search for both a show title, or the name of a specific episode. Once you find what you’re looking for, just tap it and you’ll be taken to the information screen, which puts all you need to know about that show in one place. The main screen is an overview, but you can swipe left to access the rest of the sections, which include navigation by season, recently aired episodes, upcoming episodes and cast information:
Navigating by season, you can easily find an episode you’re curious about, and tapping on its name takes you to a more detailed overview:
In this view, you can also access all kind of information about cast, rating and so on. The little ticker at the bottom also allows you to easily go back or forward an episode.
Anyway, once you find the series you are looking for, just tap the star icon in the upper right to add it to your list. The star icon means that the app will retrieve and inform you regarding that particular show. Add a bunch of shows you’re interested on, and then navigate back to the main screen of the app. Next, let’s take a look at the “My Shows” section:
As you can see, this screen will show you all the shows you have starred before, and their current status. This way, you can easily evaluate if it’s still airing, and what you have to look forward to. It’s also a good way to centralize your settings. For example, tap one of the shows to be taken to its main screen:
From there, tap the bottom right icon and you’ll be able to access its individual settings. A lot of these options are only available in the premium edition, but the main one is notifications, which can be unlocked for $0.99, and will allow you to set notifications for every show, including disabling on a show-by-show basis or setting a delay, or even notifying you in advance:
In the “My Schedule” section, you’ll be able to see upcoming episodes of every show you have starred. It’s a really handy way to keep track of what’s coming up, or knowing when a series is about to end. Pretty neat!
In the “To Do” section, you can track your progress with each of the series you have starred. It shows up as a percentage, and it is updated every time you mark an episode as being watched. Of course, it’s not very useful for tons of legacy series which you have kept up with before stumbling upon this app, but since you can mark whole seasons as being watched by long pressing an episode, you can keep it up to date and work from there.
The “Top Favs” section simply lets you know what series have been the most starred by the app users, allowing you to choose between time periods and several filters, such as genre. It’s a really nice way to discover new things to watch and see what shows are popular right now, or on their way to being the next big thing.
At last, the “My Tags” section allows you to create and assign tags to your starred shows. To assign a tag you have created, just find the show through the “My Shows” section and long press on the series name to assign it a tag.
And with all this, you show have a pretty reliable and comprehensive tool for keeping track of your shows. I should mention, this awesome app not only includes the usual american, big network shows, but also has anime titles and old series. Chances are, if you want to keep track of it, it’s there. It’s also regularly updated and there are optional themes for it, and you can see the developer takes care of the app and pays it the necessary amount of attention by updating the content as it’s airing or is announced. It has become my go-to tool for tracking my shows, and notification support really makes a world of difference and lets me know of what to DVR and wait for in advance. What do you use to keep track of your shows? Let us know in the comment section below!