My Movies 2 for Android - What's new?

My Movies for Android

My Movies 2 for Android - A significant upgrade to My Movies 1 for Android

My Movies 2 for Android is significantly improved new version of the first My Movies application for your Android device. The first version My Movies for Android was released in December 2010, and will at the release time have received free updates for five years, and My Movies 2 is an upgrade that must be purchased - click here to read details on why My Movies 2 is not available as a free upgrade.

This page is created to give our existing users an introduction to the new features in My Movies. Upgrading is optional, and the existing application will continue to be supported - it just will not receive updates with new features or graphical updates for new devices or operating systems. Users of the first version of My Movies for Android can purchase My Movies 2 in the Google Play Store, and later also the Amazon App Store, and log in using the same user account that they used in the previous applications, and their entire collection will seemlessly synchronize to the updated application..

By installing the free version of My Movies 2, users can evaluate the My Movies 2 application with 50 titles from their collection. We are certain that users will love the new My Movies 2 application, but we hope you will try for yourself using the limited free My Movies 2 application. The details of some of the most significant updates are available below.

Highly improved barcode scanning

The first version of My Movies on Android was based on an open source barcode scanning library, which have provided a good quality on autofocus devices, but at the same time have had issues with non-autofocus devices. For My Movies 2, we have partnered with Scandit, a provider of the best quality scanning library available on the market. By implementing the commercial Scandit scanning technology into the application, scanning will be significantly improved, not only for non-autofocus devices, but for all devices in terms of significantly improved speed and accuracy. At the same time, the new application will support scanning from devices that only have a front focused camera, and no rear camera, although usage of this can be a bit more difficult due to the position of the camera.

Completely redesigned interface

The user interface have been completely redesigned, and now fully follows the design guidelines of Android 5 and 6 - the interface is build around a new black design, optimized for improved visibility of contrast and colors of the covers and posters of your titles. The bottom bar menu has been replaced with a side menu, allowing for more future functionality. Overall, the simplicity and modern feeling of the user interface is much improved. Users can as an alternative to the new flat cover overview still choose the legacy gray or wooden walls views, although these do not follow design guidelines of modern devices.

Movie profiles for digtal copies and other formats

Where the prior applications were limited specifically to DVD, Blu-ray and legacy HD DVD titles, My Movies 2 introduces new generic movie profiles, to be used for all formats in your collection that are not of the previously mentioned disc title formats. You can use the new movie profiles to track digital copies purchased through online services, titles recorded from TV, or you can use the profiles to track any other formats you have in your collection, such as legacy VHS, LaserDisc or other format titles.

TV Series profiles for digital copies

With detailed data for TV Series, including episode listings and episode details, you can keep track of your TV Series in digital copies, titles recorded from TV or similar. Add the TV Series to your collection, and select which episodes you have in your collection from the various seasons, and click to mark which episodes you have watched. To ensure you can easily start tracking TV Series where you have already watched many episodes, you can mark the latest episode you have watched as watched, and the application will ask if you would like to also mark all prior episodes as watched.

Extended DVD and Blu-ray box set support

If you have DVD and Blu-ray titles in box sets, these have in the prior versions of the application been listed in a flat structure in the root of the view. Box set content can now be nested, allowing you to see just the box set container, and click that container to see the individual titles contained in the box set.

Extended data on DVD and Blu-ray TV Series discs

Your disc titles on DVD and Blu-ray containing TV Series will now allow you to browse details of the TV Series, and browse details of the individual episodes contained on the disc title, and mark them watched individually. The extended data may not be available on all DVD and Blu-ray titles containing TV Series in your collection.

New usage scenarios

By including new groups "Digital", "Interested" and "Seen" the application extends the scenarios where you can use the application - where you previously used the application to track your collection of disc based titles, you can now also track all your digital content purchases - but it does not end here - when watching trailers in movie theaters, you can add the movies you are interested in to the "Interested" group, and, you can track the movies you watched in movie theaters as well as movies you own.

If you are using streaming services such as Netflix and others, you can also use the application to keep track of movies and TV Series episodes you have watched.

Google Chromecast support

Users who have their devices connected to My Movies 5 for Windows or the My Movies Home and Essentials Server Solution software's can as always download and directly play movies converted to MP4/M4V format with the video converter, and users who own one or more Chromecast devices can now cast these movies to their Chromecast devices through the application.

Notifications

By sending notifications to your device, the application reminds you when a loan of a title expires, and for disc titles available in our service at the time of their release, you will be notified when the title is released, if the title is on your wish list.

Future updates

The prior My Movies for Android have been freely upgraded for the past five years, and while still supported, the application will not receive further feature updates, or graphical updates for new devices and operating systems. Users of the prior applications can continue to use the applications as they do now - all services around the applications continues, and it is our intention for now to address operation critical problems that may occur on new devices or operating systems.

We still have several improvements and new features planned for My Movies 2, and all future development will be on this application.

Notice! Current differences to our iPhone and iPad application.

The My Movies 2 application on Android contains various minor features that was not added on iPhone or iPad until a 2.01 update, and some was not even available before a 2.10 update. There are however still some functionalties in the current version on iPhone and iPad, which was not available when the 2.0 version was released, that is also not available in the initial 2.0 version on Android. Similar to iOS, we are planning a 2.10 version of the application to bring it up to date with the full functionality. The most significant functionalities of the iPhone and iPad 2.10 application that will not be available on release time of the 2.0 version on Android are friend functionalities, editing of your user profile, checkmark functionalties for batch operations and favorite picking, as well availability of more data fields as a configuration option for list views.

Besides these mentioned differences, My Movies for iPad and iPhone contains white interface option, as well as a glass wall option, similar to the gray and wooden wall options on both platforms. The white interface, and the glass wall option was designed for an update to My Movies 1 on iPhone and iPad for iOS 7, but feedback from our users was that a black interface was much preferred. Since maintaining two interface looks is very time consuming, it has been decided that we will not provide the white interface option, nor the glass wall option on Android, as we would rather use the resources on bringing the Android application feature wise on par with the iOS application, and from there add future functionalities.