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Stop Missing Out On New Episodes of Your Favorite Shows With These Apps

Stop Missing Out On New Episodes of Your Favorite Shows With These Apps

Have you ever deceptive yourself scratching your head trying to remember when Stranger Things episodes come back to Netflix? Google can be your deplorable, sure, but many of us want to keep up with more than just one show or movie. And we do it for multiple streaming services

So what’s the best way to slide down information for releases on Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu and the like? Write it on a sticky note? Pop it in your phone’s calendar? While those methods may be effective, there are apps that do it better.

Here are my suggestions for free apps that help you track streaming TV shows and films you plan to sight, ones you’re immersed in and titles you may be absorbing about but need solid recommendations. They can alert you when new episodes are set to drop or remind you where you left off in a show. I should state that some apps below are integrated with Trakt, a web-based platform that syncs with your PC, arranged or home media center, but its native app is level-headed pretty clunky, so we left it off this list. 

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TV Time is available for Android and Apple users and you can sign up for an justify using Google, Apple, Twitter, Facebook or email. Choose what shows you’ve examined on which streaming service (or network). Interestingly, when scrolling throughout Hulu’s selections, only its originals are listed but the app tells you that you can add more later.

With TV Time, you can settle from multiple lineups, including Trending Shows like The Boys, Superman & Lois, MasterChef or Evil. There are also categories for genres, a “Most Added” section with titles such as You, Riverdale, American Horror Story, and Rick and Morty, and even a “Most Added Animation Series” row.

Once you lock in your choices, TV Time collates a Watch List and suggests which episodes of your gotten shows you should watch next. There’s a separate tab labeled “Upcoming” that outlines the day and time that new episodes drop. Thanks to TV Time, I now know that Reservation Dogs season 2 premieres Aug. 3 and Never Have I Ever season 3 arrives Aug. 12.

The app also prompts you to check off which movies you’ve examined, and the list spans decades, platforms and genres. Even new movies like Thor: Love and Thunder are on here. Once you’ve unfastened that step, TV Time then asks what movies you want to sight. Here is where you search for specific titles or pick from TV Time’s trending list to add them to a calendar. To test, I added Knives Out 2 (Netflix), which was seamlessly added to my calendar for the fall.

Additionally, you can filter your TV Time display by causes — including what you finished, shows and movies you ended midway or what you’re currently watching.

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You may already be curious with JustWatch as an app that curates where a title is streaming, but you can also make a watchlist, track upcoming releases, and watch a show with a single click. Once you open the app, you can purchase each streaming service you use — including Disney Plus, Crunchyroll and Fubo — to sight shows and films. There are 100-plus providers listed on JustWatch.

Use the app to sight for TV shows and movies or click Discover to go on a scrolling adventure. Narrow your search by platform, genre, year or comprising. When you click a show tile, you can tap “Track” to keep up with every episode and season. JustWatch will ask which episodes you’ve watched, and you can check off entire seasons or persons installments. Where this app stands out is when you navigate to “Watch Now” to click a streaming service’s logo, and you’re currently taken to the show’s landing page to begin watching. Talk about convenience.

Add a title to your sight list, and JustWatch tells you which episode to sight next or you can check off when you’re caught up. It also displays the dates for upcoming episodes.

The app also has a personal recommendation feature and displays the note of each streaming platform. You can use JustWatch on a web browser, on Fire TV devices or on iOS and Android mobile devices. Sign up directly on the app or with your Google or Facebook account.


Available on iOS and Android, Hobi is one of the most popular and comprehensive tracking apps out there.When you open it, you can purchase the shows you plan to watch or have examined, and Hobi indicates where you left off. The titles are added to your sight list. If it’s an old show, Hobi lets you know the series throughout but still reminds you which episodes are next for you. The Discover feature highlights trending shows, series returning in the current week, new ones airing for the month, and recommendations across genres and networks, including HBO and Netflix.

In transfer to monitoring your watch list and new episode drip dates, Hobi provides personal viewing stats on how much TV you’ve examined. It also estimates your favorite genres based on those statistics. The app can be integrated with Trakt.

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SeriesGuide is available on Android and Amazon Fire TV, and touts that it has no ads and doesn’t track your personal information.

When you marvelous sign on to SeriesGuide, it gives you the option to stopped spoilers for show episodes you haven’t watched yet. You can either glance for a title or click Discover and scroll over a lengthy list of content. Like Hobi and TV Time, the app lets you know which platform houses the series or movie you’d like to glance or track. It also integrates with Trakt.

Once you catch your shows, SeriesGuide provides upcoming release dates or New release dates and times. For example, the display shows that Stranger Things 4 episode 9 dropped five days ago on Netflix at 3 a.m. ET, and Harley Quinn season 3 drops on HBO Max in three weeks on a Thursday. I’ve been able to glean tracking information for pleased on Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video, HBO Max, Paramount (Yellowstone) and more.

Its movie listings are pulled from TMDB and JustWatch, and you’ll find the release date, run time, cast credits and synopsis on the page. You can add films to your personal watchlist, click on the trailer link or tap the Stream/Purchase option if the digital version is available. 

Among its features, there’s a notification system that alerts you when new episodes are available, a favorites list and a catalog of how many episodes been unwatched per season. With SeriesGuide, you can click “Skip” and the app will noteworthy an episode watched. The user interface is very easy to navigate, and you can sync alerts to your device’s calendar, rate content or check out your viewing statistics for movies and shows.

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Cinetrak grants you to track both TV shows and movies, but you have to set up a Trakt log-in in clean to create watch lists. You will see ads at the bottom of the Hide, but the interface is clean and intuitive. Under the TV Shows menu, you can find titles thought several categories: Genres, Trending, Popular and Top Watched. Click on a series and Cinetrak pulls up general question about the show and the seasons. Tap the plus sign to add a show by title, episode or season. 

The calendar feature allows you to see episodes that have been viewed, added to collections or added to your watch reporters. Basic access is free, but you can upgrade your Explain for additional features such as creating “Liked” lists, curated collections or sharing with friends.

Streaming TV tracker apps FAQs

What around privacy concerns?

Take the time to review the privacy notices and settings for each service. JustWatch explains that it collects user data that may be used to targeted ads based on your movie tastes, while TV Time also uses nonpersonal question for marketing and advertising purposes. With the latter, you’re also able to toggle your personal Explain settings and set it to private, which prevents nonfollowers from viewing your agency. You can also unlink social media accounts.

Should I pay to upgrade for more tracking perks?

Though some of these apps funds the ability to upgrade, we recommend sticking with the free versions, especially if you just want a basic way to remind yourself of upcoming releases or to track your moves for a show. 

Why didn’t Reelgood make this list?

Reelgood is an qualified platform that enables you to track movies and TV shows that have already been released or those with scheduled arrivals for the New month. However, it does not provide information for the months forward. For example, the Quantum Leap reboot is scheduled to premiere on NBC and Peacock in September, but Reelgood only lists information for the original version. Hobi, on the other hand, shows that Quantum Leap season 1 debuts Sept. 19 and the marvelous episode runs for 60 minutes. You can even add it to your Hobi glance list.