The ‘Reel Blog: News, Features, and Insights from the SideReel team

Get Inspired With SideReel Recommendations!

Looking for something new to watch when Keeping Up With the Kardashians ends? SideReel has your back with our new Recommendations feature!

Your recommendations are based on how you interact with SideReel—so the more you track and rate shows, the more accurate our suggestions can be! Already have an opinion on something we think you might like? Track or rate it and refresh the page to get a whole new batch of shows!Get Recommendations!

In addition to personalized recommendations, check out what other SideReel community members are watching and loving with our Most Tracked and Highest Rated Shows pages!

We hope you love everything these new features have to offer, and we’re always looking for your feedback. Let us know what you think about SideReel Recommendations on our Facebook, Twitter, and support pages, or sound off right here in the comments.

Organize Your Favorites With SideReel Lists!

We know not all of your favorite series fit in one category. Some are all-time favorites, some are trendy and new, and hey, we know some are really just “shows I need to get around to watching… someday.” With that in mind, we’re beyond excited to announce SideReel’s new Lists feature!

 

Keep yourself organized, group shows together by theme, or make a TV mix for your friend; there are tons of ways to use SideReel Lists. Want to keep your “Guilty Pleasures to Marathon on Rainy Days” list to yourself? Make it private with one click of the mouse. Find a new show you want to add to a list you made last week? Go right aheadand hey, earn some awesome new badges while you’re at it. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Tell us your thoughts on SideReel Lists! Sound off on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on our Get Satisfaction forum.

Have Your Say With SideReel Community Reviews!

Looking for a way to let the world know why they should check out your favorite show? Make your voice heard with our new Review feature! Every show on SideReel now has a Review tab—and you get to be the critic! It couldn’t be easier: just assign a star rating and write as much (or as little) as you want.

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Writing reviews is also a great way to earn more SideReel badges. We have a whole new set available for our reviewers, and we can’t wait to award them!

Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think of this great new feature! Sound off on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on our Get Satisfaction forum!

Reintroducing Genres and Ratings

Looking for something new to watch? Check out our totally redesigned genre pages! We’ve completely reimagined our discovery pages to include new categories, sub-categories, and dynamic suggestions! We’ve even integrated your star ratings of shows with our new pages, so that the Top 10 lists in each genre come from yours and other ‘Reelers top choices! After all, who better to make recommendations than TV power watchers?genres

 

ratings-badgeSpeaking of star ratings, we’re also thrilled to introduce a new set of badges for those who are taking the time to rate shows! Whether you’re a Rating Newbie, are ready to step up on to the podium as a Rating Champ, or have graduated up to the level of TV Appraiser, we want to reward you for making a difference to our site. Thanks for continuing to be awesome!

 

 

Let us know what you want to see happen with the site! Leave a note on Facebook, Twitter, or Get Satisfaction, or email us at info@sidereel.com!

From Pilot to Power Watcher: Announcing SideReel Badges

We know you love watching TV and we thought it was high time you got rewarded for it. Its our opinion that watching a series is an accomplishment worthy of congratulation—and keeping track of multiple shows only increases the degree of difficulty. That’s why we’re proud to introduce SideReel Badges, which reward you for both tracking shows and marking episodes as watched.

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It’s simple: the more you watch, the more badges you earn! We’re proud of you whether you’ve tracked one show or 100, five episodes or 500! Find your own level, from Tracking Newbie up to Show Runner. Go from Pilot to Power Watcher! To find out which badges you’ve earned, you can check out the right hand side of your Tracker or profile pages. There, you’ll see the most recent badges you’ve earned in each category. Don’t forget to click “See More” to find all of the badges you’ve been awarded!

We’re your biggest fans, so we want you to be proud of your SideReel experience. Let us know your thoughts on Badges here in the comments or at info@sidereel.com.

Introducing What’s New Tonight

We’re passionate about television here at SideReel, which is why we’re always looking for ways to make it easier to find what’s worth watching. It’s also why we’re proud to introduce you to our What’s New Tonight page! We’re making it simple to find out what you can look forward to in prime time when you’re not in the mood for reruns. We give you everything you need to know on one page—no more checking each show individually or scrolling hour-by-hour through your cable guide. With eight days worth of information available, you can find out if you missed anything last night and schedule your evenings for the rest of the week.What's New Tonight + Premieres & Finales Calendar

Want to make sure you plan your Game of Thrones finale viewing party for the right date? Don’t miss our enhanced Premieres & Finales Calendar! We’ve made this great feature even better by allowing you to filter by type (Premieres, Finales, and Specials), and added the ability to look ahead and see what’s on deck for your shows in the coming months.

As always, we value your feedback. Be sure to let us know what you think of these exciting updates on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on our Get Satisfaction forum!

SideReel’s New iOS and Mobile Web Experiences

We know one of the main reasons you use SideReel is because it’s tough keeping on top of everything you want to watch. That’s why our new iOS app is designed to help you find, schedule, and track your personal prime time experience. In addition to a completely redesigned interface for iOS7, some of the great new features include:SideReel's iOS Apps

  • The ability to filter your tracker by both show and episode status. Want to see only unwatched episodes of shows currently on hiatus? Go ahead and customize your tracker!
  • Links to high quality sources like iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Hulu Plus that you can access right from your iPhone or iPad.
  • A user-friendly design that allows you to more easily track shows and mark episodes as watched.
  • A unique experience for iPad users that incorporates all of the features of the iPhone interface, but with large screen usability in mind.

For our Android and Windows Mobile ‘Reelers, we also have a beautiful, new mobile site with a lot of the same features, including full mobile tracker functionality (with filters), our great back catalog, and in-episode links to those same reliable, high quality sources.

We love helping you customize your television experience, so don’t hesitate to give us your feedback on our Get Satisfaction page, on social, or right here in the comments!

SideReel’s Tracker Gets a Redesign

Tracking your favorite shows on SideReel just got even easier. We are pleased to introduce our latest site improvement, a redesigned personal show Tracker! Not only does the Tracker have an updated visual look, but it also has some awesome new features. These include the ability to sort your tracked shows, find out when your series usually air on live television, and see stats about how many total shows you’re tracking and watching.

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We’re pretty happy with this updated design and feel confident that your Tracker is now easier to use and will enable you to more easily discover what episodes you might be missing of your favorite TV shows. We hope you love this redesign as well and as always welcome any feedback you may have.