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Flixster updated to version 2.0 on Windows Phone 8, speed improvements abound

Flixster for Windows Phone

It was only five days ago that Flixster was updated on Windows Phone. It didn’t add much at first blush, but it did include one new feature. The “my movies” section allows you to rate/review movies and save others to your future watch list. Fast forward a few days and here we are at another update for Flixster. What’s new?

If you head to the Store you’ll see version 2.0 of Flixster sitting there. Like last time, no change log and we can’t find any new features. However, we’re all noticing it perform like a champ. It’s noticeably faster for all of us here on the site and we’re digging the speed improvements. It could be that the app was just optimized for Windows Phone 8.

Why? In the Store you’ll see version 2.0 available for Windows Phone 8, while users on Windows Phone 7.x will be seeing 1.9 of Flixster.

Either way, go grab Flixster. It’s free for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users. 

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Flixster updated to version 2.0 on Windows Phone 8, speed improvements abound

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Dang, it is snappy!  As a matter of fact, it's so snappy that I have to say... First!  All joking aside, I'm glad to see the support that Windows Phone 8 is getting.

Sohail- you can temporarily change your store to US under settings > language + region.
it requires a restart.

suprised it works on xbox app and win 8 app but not the wp8 app...getting a bit old waiting on them to add features.  Figured 2.0 meant they actually fixed it.

When I saw 2.0 I got excited thinking I would finally be able to watch my "digital copy" of the many movies I own on blu-ray. I'm sorry but when you don't have a way to buy or rent movies in WP8 and you know what the iOS version does, it is very depressing

Ya I agree!! Whenever they have an update I think ultra violet! As lame as it is and really unnecessary, it would be nice to have! Especially those long days at work!

Ya but I wanna watch good movies, not the crap on there, maybe they have sharknaido now though hmmm???

Was watching trailers with moviefone app, then I got this notification that flixster just got updated. Sighs, life decisions

Dang, it is snappy! As a matter of fact, it's so snappy that I have to say... First! All joking aside, I'm glad to see all the support that Windows Phone 8 is getting

I started getting those errors with the last update, where it is just a wall of text when viewing any day other than the current one.

Tried uninstall and reinstalling it, etc to no avail and was hoping this update would fit this. Sadly not, making the app mostly useless now as can only view films on current day.

When do we get the ability to buy movie tickets from within the app? I'm in Canada, do people elsewhere have this ability?

I deleted app, restarted phone, reinstalled it. Yet when I go to settings>about in the app, it still says 1.9 at the bottom. Anyone seeing this?

I'm on Lumia 925.

I need Voxer updated and fixed❕❕
Voxer is the most bug riddled app in the marketplace, and a major app like that shouldn't perform so crapy..

I still don't like this app. Looks nice but it doesn't have the same usability as the ios version I was used to.

I think if enough people email Flixster requesting access to Ultraviolet collection then maybe they would work faster to make it happen. I emailed them already about it.

I don't see a big speed improvement from the previous version, but now in this version it's not letting me disable the live tile, even tried reinstalling, can anyone else report the same?

Wonder if the lack of ultraviolet is same reason as lack of xbox video? Read somewhere there was some drm or security stuff missing that would probably come in gdr3

Yes, i set region to US and downloaded it. Bug it boggles the mind, why isn't this app available everywhere? Is just ridiculous. Anyway, i think i'll keep the US region. Is there any disadvantage in doing that? (I'm in germany)