Hello, and welcome to Moviefone! Official app finally lands on Windows Phone 8 for summer films

In case you needed another movie-finder app for your Windows Phone, moviefone (owned by AOL) has released an official and not-too-shabby app for Windows Phone 8 owners. The service, which has been around for years, allows users to find movies, start times, theaters and more based on their current location.

While the app is similar to Fandango and Flixster, moviefone (www.moviefone.com) does bring its own unique brand and style to your smartdevice. The app allows you to see top box office, trailers and clips, upcoming films, casting information (which you can use to drill down further, nice), what’s out on DVD this week and general film news, all in a Modern UI that is quite responsive to our input.

The app won’t win awards for bringing anything new to the table (and Windows Phone 8 specific features are kept minimal here, there’s not even a doublewide tile), the app itself is well designed with a fast, fluid UI and we’re sure with a couple updates, other features and additions like lockscreen support could be thrown into the mix.

Either way, it’s great to see another official app from a major service hit Windows Phone. Pick up the official moviefone app for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store.

Oh and we’ve attached the requisite Seinfeld episode video clip for this post.

Thanks, Travis B., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Official app!
  • It's OFFICIAL❕
  • Wow, who still uses moviefone? Talk about old school.
  • I use fandango. It has been in WP for a while.
  • This app links to fandango to purchase tickets
  • Twice in a row! Lets see if we can make it 3!!!
  • This app replaced Flixster for me. What a great app.
  • Yep. Agree.
  • Hey Daniel, don't you even rest on Sundays?
  • Do you even lift?
  • heh, I've actually taken the last few days "off" mostly, so this is me getting back into things if anything ;)
  • Yea we can see tht, lack of "cough" articles "cough" :P
  • Hello, you.
  • Funny, I was just updating reviews on these apps today and saw this one available. Not bad, but I wish IMDb would get an update... I prefer it overall, because of TV and stars info.
  • IMDb desperately needs an update, but at this point, I think a re-write is in order (and will have to happen because that app was outsourced).
  • Probably so, which will delay it ever happening even more.
  • Looks to only be US and not UK doesn't find my location
  • Its a decent app, glad to have another official app.
  • The xfinity remote app is way more important than this app. Anyway, appreciate more official apps showing up...
  • Well, the whole point of a wide variety of apps is everyone has different tastes and lives in different places. What is gold to you is trash to another, and vice versa.
  • But it doesn't let you purchase tickets? That was sort of the whole point of moviefone.
  • It's used to find show times. I didn't know moviefone was still around. It was used a lot before internet became widely available.
  • Fandango >
  • Lol nice Kramer reference, first thing I thought of when I saw the article!
  • Obviously, I'm installing this to help with the install numbers and I'll play with it to see how it stacks up against Flixter and AMC's app (my main theatre is an AMC).  I also agree with some comments above that IMDb needs to update/rewrite.
  • Only fully featured in USA and Canada, all the other competitors work everywhere else, uninstalled, waste of time unless you live in those 2 countries.
  • Agreed. Sticking with flixter & film closet
  • Daniel, thanks for covering the new Moviefone app. An update is coming soon, addressing some of the missing features you wrote about. We're iterating along and we hope users continue to enjoy the app. Thank you all for checking out Moviefone. All feedback is appreciated!