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New ReelTime update makes it better than ever at tracking what you watch

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Reeltime Screenshots (Image credit: Maxwell Handelman)

What you need to know

  • Movie and TV show tracker ReelTime has just been updated to include a raft of new features.
  • Users can now leave reviews, see watched progress, and more.

ReelTime, an iPhone and iPad app built for keeping track of the movies and TV shows you watch, has a big new update out that's filled with new features and improved iOS 15 support.

Powered by Trakt, ReelTime lets people track which content they're watching. With this new update, ReelTime also offers up reviews so people can add their own ratings for the content they've seen.

Other Trakt tie-in improvements include a new watched progress meter. Users will be able to see how far through a show they are so they can ready themselves for that Ted Lasso finale that's just around the corner.

A fan of movie posters? ReelTime now has them! Users can see full-sized posters in-app just by tapping on them!

In terms of fixes, ReelTime 1.2 includes improved support for tab bar styling in iOS 15, while a problem that caused Share Sheet crashes has also been rectified. Changes and improvements to the way new release notifications are handled are also included in this release, too.

That's what's new. But the features that were already there are still very much present, too.

Main Features:

  • Sync your watchlist and watched history with Trakt.
  • See movie, TV show, and people details.
  • See your watched history in the history list.
  • See all your upcoming release dates and air dates in the upcoming list.
  • Find out where to watch movies and TV shows using JustWatch.com.
  • Get notified on movie release dates and TV show air dates.
  • Get notified when anything in your library changes.

You can take ReelTime for a spin for free (opens in new tab) right now. It's available for download from the App Store for both iPhone and iPad.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.