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Amazon and IMDb Launch X-Ray for TV Feature for Kindle Fire Users

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 27, 2013 at 2:24PM

Amazon and IMDb are launching a new TV iteration of "X-Ray for Movies." The original feature was released six months ago, and allows users to access corresponding IMDb info with one tap while watching films on their Kindle Fires. The new feature does the same thing, but for television series.
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Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey'
Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey'

Amazon and IMDb are launching a new TV iteration of "X-Ray for Movies." The original feature was released six months ago, and allows users to access corresponding IMDb info with one tap while watching films on their Kindle Fires. The new feature does the same thing, but for television series.

"X-Ray for TV" is available starting today, and encompasses many popular shows on Amazon Prime Instant, including "Justified," "Downton Abbey," "American Horror Story," "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones."

IMDb founder and CEO Col Needham states: “Can’t remember where you’ve seen the actor playing Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey? No problem. Simply tap on the screen and you’ll see a full filmography, where you’ll realize that Hugh Bonneville was also in 'Notting Hill.'"

IMDb has been an Amazon company for 14 years.


This article is related to: News, Amazon, IMDB, Television, TV News, Digital Future


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.