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It's Oscar season in Hollywood, and IMDb is celebrating with an update to its existing iOS app with a special section dedicated to the festivities, as well as an easier way for Amazon Prime members to enjoy their favorite films.
Amazon-owned IMDb.com updated its free, universal iOS app to version 3.1 on Tuesday, adding some bug fixes and improvements for the iPad and a couple of welcome new features for all devices.
With the Oscars heading our way on Sunday, February 24, IMDb has added a special section dedicated to the awards event. Featuring a complete list of nominees as well as photos from the red carpet and ceremony as they happen, iPad and iPhone users will even be treated to seeing the winners unveiled as they happen come Sunday.
If you're not an Oscar buff but are an Amazon Prime member, the app may still be of interest to you. Prime-eligible titles are now available for viewing with just a tap, which launches the free Amazon Instant Video app on your iPhone or iPad.
Finally, the iPad gains some welcome improvements to recommendations. Users can now tap the "i" in the corner of a movie poster to see why it was recommended for them, where they can also rate the title or indicate "no interest" to make the recommendation go away.
TV episode navigation is also improved for the iPad, along with updates to side navigation and bug fixes for the episode picker in VoiceOver mode.
IMDb 3.1 for iOS is now available from the App Store and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
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