New App Lets You Scan Movie Posters; Also Browse Titles with Theater, VOD and Digital Info

New App Lets You Scan Movie Posters; Also Browse Titles with Theater, VOD and Digital Info

Sep 07, 2012

We've written about GoWatchIt in the past, mainly because they do a good job of providing unique services that all movie nerds want to devour, like assembling lists of movies and offering up the many ways you can go about watching each one right now. That's not to say they're the only ones doing what they do (it's a very crowded market out there, after all), but they do it well; it looks pretty, it's easy to navigate and they're constantly updating. 

The other day GoWatchIt released an iPhone app, and because we dig its website, we downloaded it to see what the deal was. What's unique about this app is that it allows you to take a picture of a movie poster and the app will recognize it, add it to your queue and remind you when it's arriving in theaters or on VOD. Aside from that, you can browse through a number of lists -- from popular indie films to new releases to most popular rentals -- and when you click on each poster, they tell you how you can watch it, with links to, say, Fandango, Amazon, iTunes and more, along with how much it costs.

One of our most sought-after movie-watching needs is a device that tells us exactly where and how we can watch a movie, especially in the ever-evolving digital arena. If you search for a movie here on, we'll give you that info on the movie's main page in the top right. But if you're on the go and want to know if, say, a new indie release is also available on VOD as well as in theaters, we think this GoWatchIt app is a pretty solid little toy to add to your nerdy digital collection.

You can download the free app here Definitely let us know what you think of it, and feel free to offer up suggestions on other similar apps because we're always in search of a quick and easy way to manage our movie-watching addictions.


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