After reviewing some gaming and educational Windows 8 and Windows 10 applications, it’s time to move to entertainment with a movie application for Windows 8 and Windows 10 called Movie Guide.
Watching movies on your Windows 8 and Windows 10 device will be one of the most active things you’ll be doing and while we wait for IMDB to release a compatible application with the newly released Windows 8 and Windows 10 ecosystem, we will review Movie Guide now!
If you can’t wait to try out this app, you can simply follow the link below to download it on your machine right now.
Download Movie Guide app [Direct link from Microsoft]
Review: Movie Guide for Windows 10
With Movie Guide you are able to discover over 69’000 movies and even more actors with all their details. You can directly watch movie trailers, find similar movies or just browse through one of the specifically composed lists for now-playing, popular, upcoming or top-rated movies.
Currently, Movie Guide has a 3.5/5 rating in the Windows Store, but like I said with many apps before, this is going to change as more people will download and rate the application.
Currently, with an impressive number of more than 70,000 movies in their database, Movie Guide is a Windows 8 and Windows 10 movie application that seriously challenges the official IMDB app. o watch.
Movie Guide’s way of arranging actor, director’s information is sometimes similar to Wikipedia, as you can see from the images. You can see movie trailers inside the applications, ratings for those movies, synapsis and even similar movies.
Movie Guide: Almost as good as IMDB
Just as with the well-known IMDB, you have watchlists along with lists with movies you have seen and have made a good impression on you. It’s obvious that a lot of work has been put into this application since every movie features a background picture related to the movie itself.
So, why doesn’t Movie Guide have a better rating if it’s that great? Well, plenty of users have reported that the application requires Flash to run and sometimes that can be buggy, even if the installation has been performed.
Also, many have reported that the application sometimes moves too slow and using it with a mouse and keyboard isn’t pleasant. We can only hope developers are listening to these complaints.
Everything is peachy with Movie Guide application for Windows 8 and Windows 10 but there’s a big drawback: there are no user-submitted reviews.
For example, when I go on IMDB, what interests me most is what other users think about a movie. Most of the time, those reviews are more accurate than official reviews of the movie, which is why I hope its developers include this in future versions.
To summarize, here’s what Movie Guide for Windows 8 and Windows 10 can do:
- Be your reliable movie guide
- Watch movie trailers
- Find similar movies
- Make watchlists and lists with your favorite movies
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.