An Important Update About the SideReel iOS and Android Apps

We are sorry to announce that we will be pulling both the SideReel iOS and Android apps from their respective stores and discontinuing their availability this week. This is something that we wish we did not have to do, and delayed doing so for as long as possible.

Unfortunately, we must pay licensing fees to display various information – show listings, posters, etc. – in the apps, and the cost of this information was not being offset by the advertising revenue we have been making. We have been losing money continuing to run these apps for quite some time, and sadly we can no longer afford to do so.

Our website – which is mobile responsive – will continue to run unchanged. This means that if you were only utilizing the apps previously, you can still access your tracker – and many additional features not present in the app (such as your lists) – by going to sidereel.com on your desktop or in your mobile browser. Your login credentials will remain the same, however you can contact us at customer_support@sidereel.com if you are experiencing any issues. Our hope is that one day we can figure out a model where we *can* offer SideReel apps once more. Until then, we hope that you will continue to utilize the SideReel website. Thank you for supporting the SideReel apps throughout the years.

-The SideReel Team

 

70 Comments

  • Ironiclast says:

    I would like to echo other commenters here and say I would be willing to pay a (reasonable) yearly fee to keep the app running. It’s much easier for me to utilize the app to see exactly what is on every night, and none of the other apps I’ve tried recently compare. They either just track but don’t let you mark watched, or do track and let you mark watched but don’t show any kind of icon badge notification to remind me to look for an episode that day.

  • Jill says:

    I understand however I literally paid the $1 for ad free and now the apps is gone. I’d like a refund.

  • Mark says:

    I am gutted. Seriously people, the first indication that something was wrong was when I just fired up the app on my iPad. Only a terse notice that the app has been discontinued is showing and nothing else.

    Is this the best way to treat regular users? Even a month’s warning would have been better than this.

    I find the data on the web site far more confusing as to where I am with a particular series, and I paid for the ad free version too. How about a kodi app with similar functionality?

  • Joana says:

    Thanks for keeping the site running :) I’ve been using the site for almost 8 years and personally it’s not much different than the app. I’ll still be here to support you if a new app if launched. if not, at least we have the website!!!!

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