Ever since Google launched the ability for developers to offer public beta testing directly through the Play Store, we've seen quite a few devs take this route and offer the hottest thing off the press for users to try out. The latest high-profiler to take advantage of this system is IMDb, which recently launched its first beta app through its Google+ Community.


It doesn't appear that there's a lot of new features packed under the hood of the first beta release, likely because the company is still working towards getting the community set up before launching anything game-changing. To get in on the action now, the normal steps are required: you must first join the Google+ community here, then opt-in to beta test the application here, and then you're free to grab the latest download.

Cameron Summerson
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  • CharlesTF

    Er... You really need to join the community or you will get an error on the testing page.

    • Tommy Thompson

      I was wondering what was going on.

  • Meh

    Joining the community is required

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      That was a mistake on my part. Fixed up now.

  • steelew

    So if you have the regular app already, do you have to uninstall it 1st?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      No, the beta will just appear as an update.

  • AngstKeiner

    This is like great, as I am always hitting up imdb.com looking up actors/actresses that I see in movies because I want to see if I remembered what other movies they were in.

    • BNDT

      I don't think you need the beta for that

      • AngstKeiner

        Well, no, you don't "need" the beta for anything. The point is I use imdb continually and prior to the beta i never used it on my phone. Now I will.

  • Влатко Стојанов

    Can someone upload the apk please.