Beginners Guide for iPhone and iPad

The following eight steps will help you get started with My Movies for iPhone and iPad.

Step 1: Login
Step 2: Add Titles
Step 3: View Collection
Step 4: View Title
Step 5: View Actors or Directors
Step 6: View DVD and Blu-ray Releases
Step 7: View Trailers of Movies Currently or Coming to Cinema
Step 8: Create Personal Titles


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-Step 1: Login

When opening the application for the first time, you will have to log in through the log in screen.

If you do not have a My Movies account, you can log in using your Facebook account, or tap register which will open the registration page where you can create a My Movies account. After you have submitted the form you will receive an email asking you to confirm your account. If you experience problems receiving the activation email click here.



If you are upgrading from our prior application for iPhone or iPad, it is very important to log into the exact same account that you used on the prior application. Be aware that if you were previously logged in using Facebook, you must do this again, and if you were previously logged in with a My Movies account, you must do this again. You can click 'Lost account' if you have forgotten your login details.

After logging in, the application will display an introduction guide to help you get started - in this guide, you will also be asked to confirm your country and language settings.

Users upgrading from the prior version of our application for iPhone or iPad will be asked to synchronize their collection, which will load the existing collection onto the new application.

-Step 2: Add Titles

Once you are logged in you can start adding titles to your collection. You have two options:

A) Add by scanning the barcode on Disc Titles (DVD or Blu-ray) with the camera or
B) Add by manually typing the title of Disc Titles (DVD or Blu-ray), TV Series or Movies (Digital Copies) or manually type the barcode number of Disc Titles.

A) Add by scanning the barcode with the camera:
You enter barcode scanning mode by tapping the barcode icon in the top menu line on iPad, or the plus icon in the lower left corner on iPhone, and then the barcode icon. This will start the camera with which you can scan the barcode on disc titles (DVD or Blu-ray). Once the barcode is scanned, you will be presented with a title screen of the disc title; if it is the correct disc title you tap 'Add to collection' in the top right corner. In case there is more than one version connected to the barcode, you will have to choose the right version from a list of options. Before the title is added to your collection you have to assign it to a group from the list displayed (This setting can be changed in in the settings menu).



B) Add by using the add or preview screen to manually type the barcode number or title:
You enter the add or preview screen by tapping the mirror glass with a plus icon in the top menu line on iPad, or the plus icon in the lower left corner on iPhone, and then the mirror glass with a plus icon. In the add or preview screen you will when clicking the input box get the option to choose what you would like to search for; 'Disc Title' (DVD, Blu-ray), 'TV Series' (digital copies) or 'Movie' (digital copies). You can choose to enter the title or enter the barcode number of disc titles in the input box, the movie name of movies or tv series name on tv series, and you can narrow the search by country and type (disc titles) or country and languages (movies and tv series).

If you have difficulties understanding the differences between the disc title, movie and tv series terms, you can enter the settings area from the bottom bar on iPad, or click the menu icon with the three lines in the top left on iPhone, and then open the settings area, from where you can click the 'Help & Support' section - there is a support topic named 'Disc Title, Movie and TV Series' in here with detailed informations.

After entering title or barcode number tap the "Search" button on the keyboard and you will be presented with a detail screen of the title if your search produced one result, or a result list of possible titles if your search produced multiple results. If you are presented with a result list, you can click the individual titles to see it's details, and then click cancel to go back to the result list. Having found the correct result, click "Add to collection" in the top right corner. Before the element is added to your collection you have to assign it to a group from the list displayed (You can in settings under 'Prompt for Personalization' disable this, or configure it to prompt also for purchase details).



-Step 3: View Collection

Once you have added one or more titles they will be visible on the main screen, and you have different options on how to view your collection. On iPad, tapping the icons in the top left corner will change the view, on iPhone, click the three dots in the top right corner, and switch between the views with the first button under that menu.


Wall mode


List mode large


List mode small (iPad only)

Split flow mode (iPad only)


On iPhone, turning the device horizontal will display the title flow view (You can disable this option in settings):


Your collection is sorted alphabetically by title. You can change the listing by:
A) Sort
,
B) Filter or
C) Groups.
And you can find a specific title by using the
D) Search function.

A) Sort: You can change how your collection is sorted by tapping the sort option (which by default is 'Title') in the top menu bar on iPad and through the three dots menu on the iPhone. From here you can choose from several sorting options.



B) Filter: You can add filters to your collection. To open the filter option tap the funnel icon in the top menu bar on the iPad or the three dots menu on the iPhone. This will give you the option to use quick filters or create filters that can be stored for later use also.The filter section contains several filter options to choose from. If you use a specific filter often you can create a filter with your preferences for easy access.



C) Groups: To filter by a specific group press the group icon in the top menu on the iPad or through the three dots menu on the iPhone. The group for a title is selected when adding the title to your collection, and it can be changed on its title details page.



D) Search: The search function is accessed on iPhone by clicking the search icon in the top bar, where it on iPad is directly available in the top bar.



-Step 4: View Title

To see details of a specific title, tap the title in the main view of your collection to open the details window of that title. In this window you can scroll through information about the title, as well as using the top menu to erase the title from your collection, register a loan of the title and change watched status. The options is on iPhone available below the actions button in the upper right corner, where they on iPad is directly available in the top bar.

On iPhone tapping the cover image, will flip the cover and show the back cover, on iPad, both the front and back cover is displayed at the same time. Double tapping the cover will show the cover full screen (To do this you have to choose either medium or full size cover when prompted. You can also choose cover size in the Settings menu so that you will not be prompted every time you open a cover). Tapping 'Flip' in the top menu on iPhone, or 'Show Back/Front Cover' on iPad will flip the cover and show the back or front cover, depending on what you are currently viewing.

On iPhone, double tapping the cover will zoom in the cover. You can also swipe on the cover screen to swipe between tites in your collection. To return to the title view, tap the back button in the top left corner.

In order to return to the main view tap the back button in the top left corner.

-Step 5: View Actors or Directors

In the person view you can see profiles of actors and directors including picture, biography and which titles they star in in your collection. There are two ways to access the actor information:
A) Through the main view or
B) From the title details.

A) Through the main view.
From the main view you can choose to view Persons by tapping "Persons" in the bottom menu bar on iPad, or on iPhone clicking open the menu from the icon with three lines in the upper left side of the screen, and selecting "Persons" from this menu. Tapping a name will open the details view of this person. In order to return to the Person view, tap the 'Persons' button in the top left corner. 

B) From the title details.
In the title details view, as described in step 4, you scroll down to the "Cast" section which shows you a list of the actors starring in the current title. Tapping on a name will open the details view of this person. In order to return to the title details view, tap the back button in the top left corner.



-Step 6: View DVD and Blu-ray Releases

In the release section you can see a list of DVD and Blu-ray releases in your region. To open this section you tap the 'Releases' button in the bottom menu on iPad or the side menu on iPhone. This will open the release section, where you have different options. In the top menu you can change country, change week and choose whether the list should display DVD or Blu-ray releases. Tapping on a title will open a detail view of the selected title from where you can add the title to your collection. In order to return to the release section, tap the back button in the top left corner.



-Step 7: View Trailers of Movies Currently or Coming to Cinema *

In the trailer section you can see a list of movies currently or coming to a cinema near you. To open this section you tap the 'Trailers' button in the bottom menu on iPad or the side menu on iPhone. This will open the trailers section where you have different options. In the top menu you can change country and time choice. Tapping on a title will open a detail view of the selected title from where you can watch the trailer. In order to return to the trailer view, tap the back button in the top left corner.



-Step 8: Create Personal Titles

If you have a personal title you would like to add to your collection you can use the "Create Title" feature. Tap the mirror glass with the plus icon in the top menu bar on iPad, or the plus icon in the lower right side of the screen on iPhone, and then the mirror glass icon with the plus to enter the add or preview screen. From here tap the 'Create Title' button in the bottom of the screen to access the 'Create Title' screen. Tapping the two outlined boxes allows you to create a front and/or back cover, either by using a picture from your photo library or by using the camera to take a picture. Once you have entered the desired information (as minimum you need to enter a title and configure a country), tap the 'Create' button in the top menu bar and the title will be added to your collection.

IMPORTANT: If you have a retail title that is not in our database, please do not use this option to add the title to your collection, instead use the 'Report Missing Title' option from the add or preview screen, and we will add the title to our database and inform you by email.

For further help please look in the 'Help & Support' section found in the apps settings area, which also contains many detailed informations, or visit our How-To section for articles and video tutorials.


*The trailer provider does not have feed from all countries, and these countries will therefor receive the UK feed instead. Back to Step 7