Popular Letterboxd Plans to Add TV Logging Later this Year

Letterboxd shed more light on their upcoming plans to add TV series logging into their app.
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As recently reported by DiscussingFilm on social media, it looks like the popular film app Letterboxd is planning on launching support for logging television shows. The app’s official X account left this tweet at earlier this week on Jan. 3, replying to a user asking if they were working on integrating any type of TV logging for a separate app. So it looks like the TV integration for the app is finally on the horizon.


The team at Letterboxd has stated that this functionality will fit into their base app, and there has been some pushback against users who fear the inclusion of another medium would break the core appeal of the user experience. In response, the Letterboxd X (formerly Twitter) account replied this morning in this tweet with the statement: “Yep, we are planning to do it in a way that doesn’t disrupt the current experience.”

The plan to incorporate television programs into the app has been in the works for a while. Speaking to Variety last October, Letterboxd founders Matt Buchanan and Karl von Randow informed Todd Spengler about incorporating TV viewing into the app. Buchanan briefly mentioned the development of the new feature “has been on the cards for several years” and that “the main pushback around the idea of adding TV is that our community is perhaps scared that the film-logging may be overrun by people binge-watching Friends.” Now, it looks like TV integration for Letterboxd is coming soon.

What Does This Mean for the Future Letterboxd?

Other apps on the market allow users to log in and review television shows, but with a polished app like Letterboxd that has been public for over a decade, it’s natural to have high expectations. Letterboxd has built up a user base of around 10 million since its introduction in 2011, and there have been some major changes and improvements to how they offer film lovers avenues to express their passions and obsessions.

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Television logging does seem like a big step, and anxieties can easily arise at the thought of another medium being crammed into one app. However, the Letterboxd team has a consistent track record of only implementing features when they deem it plausible and uncompromising to the core experience the app provides.

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In the aforementioned interview with Variety, Buchanan goes on to say that the main goal is to “introduce it without disrupting the experience of people already using it.” We’ll have to wait to see exactly how this huge new step for the company will look later this year, but this sentiment that the Letterboxd team has expressed instills confidence that the inclusion of TV will be successful.

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Letterboxd is a fairly popular app that’s even used by such MCU stars as Iman Vellani, who starred in Ms. Marvel and The Marvels. Many film professionals and critics also like to use the app. The app finally integrating TV viewing looks like a positive step for film and TV connoisseurs.

What do you think? Is it a good idea to add TV to Letterboxd? What features would you like to see added to the app in the future? Let us know on social media!

SOURCE: Letterboxd, Variety



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Ian Lloyd

Ian Lloyd enjoys surrounding himself with outdated technology and pretending to have good opinions. He loves watching movies that everyone else hates as well as films that no one cares about - except for him. But by far, his favorite thing in the world is to write down all the nonsense in his head that he is constantly thinking about and labeling it as a "review" for "people" to "read".