Google Voice Search has stopped working on your app. Do you know why?

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Chris Goodwin

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Taylor, Official Rep

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Hi Chris,

I've been unable to reproduce this myself and would love to make sure we have this working properly for you as well!
Sothat our team can investigate further, can you please provide us with the followinginformation for the device where you are experiencing this issue?

  • Device model
  • OS version number
  • Device language setting
  • IMDb app version number
Thanks!
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Roland J

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Herewith the details of my Tablet
  • Device model SM-1713
  • OS version number Knox 2.7.1
  • Device language setting English (UK)
  • IMDb app version number 7.7.2.107720200
Regards Roland J
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Roland J

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I've just posted with the same problem .... no voice search
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Joey Buttafucko

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Same issue and here is my info below.

Device model:  SM-N950U

OS version number: 
  Android version 8.0.0
  Samsung Experience version 9.0
  Baseband version N950USQS5CRJ3
  Kernel version 4.4.78-14375742
                 dpi@21HHAE21 #1
                 Fri Oct 19 10:16:34 KST 2018

Device Language setting: English (United States)

IMDB App version number: 7.7.2.107720300

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Hi Joey,

Appreciate that! I've forwarded your device and app information to our technical team to further investigate this issue.

Thanks in advance for your patience! 
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Rudy Lacchin

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My voice acivation stopped around Christmas, I think...
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Steven Glindmeier

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Why can't we get a response to this issue, or better yet a fix!
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Rudy Lacchin

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IMDB was the one app where I regularly used voice commands - in fact I probably used voice commands over 90% of the time, if not more.
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Taylor, Official Rep

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Hi there,

To help provide further detail, can you please confirm if this is regarding the voice assistant on your phone within the IMDb app? If so, what actions or commands were you performing with the voice commands?
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Rudy Lacchin

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Voice commands work generally on the device but the little microphone disappeared just from my IMDB app a couple of months ago. I used to hit the microphone, say the name of a film or actor, and the app would return the results. Hope that helps. R.
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Roland J

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This is when using trying to use the voice command within the IMBD App on my android phone. The microphone icon is no longer present in the Search
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Steven Glindmeier

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That was always a GREAT feature.  What happened and can you fix it, please?  How can you not reproduce this?  It's not an intermittent problem.  I've got a Galaxy S9+ running Android 8.0.0 with Samsung Experience version 9.0 on Verizon.  I bought the phone less than a year ago, and IMDB voice search used to work just fine.  It sounds like the mic was a casualty of an "update" to "enhance" the app.  Can't you un-update the "enhancement"?  Somebody there has got to be able to fix it.  You have the most amazing app in he world.  I can't watch movies without it, but without the voice search you've made my evenings frustrating when it's normally a time to relax and unwind. I'm no programmer, but it seems that this should be an easy fix. Please HELP!
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Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for the additional information you've provided. So sorry for the confusion; we misunderstood the original feedback as being related to device voice assistant (e.g. "Ok, Google", Siri, etc.) issues with interacting with the IMDb app.

We've confirmed with our mobile engineering team that the microphone for voice search in the IMDb app for Android was removed in a recent update to the app's suggestion search experience. We've forwarded this feedback to that team for consideration for future updates to the search experience, and are changing this post to an "Idea", where it can be reviewed by other IMDb staff and users.

Let us know if we can offer any further help.
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Steven Glindmeier

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Yes, Claire.  We've all been writing about the voice search within the IMDB app.  I cannot imagine why someone would remove it on purpose, but if that's truly the case it should be a simple fix.  Identify the programmer that screwed up my favorite app and have him/her fix it. It's not even important WHY it was removed.  What's important is putting the microphone back in the search feature within the IMDB app.  Simple.  We'll all be looking for its return.  Thank you for your help.
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Forrest Salfen

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Good luck with that Steven. I reported it shortly after it disappeared, over a year ago. Today is Easter, so maybe next year????
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Forrest Salfen

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled microphone not showing.

microphone not showing in app
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Hi Forrest.
As you can see you were merged into an ongoing topic.
Please read all of it as it answers you concern.
As you can see at the top it is a possible planned upgrade for later.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Missing microphone on the app search bar..

I know you're aware that all of the users of your Android app are furious over the missing microphone on the app search bar. What you obviously don't know is that I and the majority of IMDB users are tired of waiting for its restoration and opting for other data base apps. Your loss. Just thought I'd give you my last heads up. Good luck. Gary D Lovgren MCSE & CCNA My device information: - SM-G955U - samsung - en_US - OS 28
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Claire, Official Rep

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Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for your patience.

The search microphone has now been restored to the IMDb app for Android and is working as expected.

Let us know if we can offer further help.
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Alan Smith

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This is not true. The microphone and voice search have not been restored to the app. Why would you like about that?
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Roland J

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What is the Imdb software update version for restoring the search microphone.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Imdb after reading your message.
Result .... still no microphone
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John, Employee

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The software version is 7.8.7 - available on Google Play. We're trying to understand why the microphone is not appearing for some users; we'll reply on this thread when we have more details to share.
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Roland J

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At last,  my search microphone is back after another uninstall, reinstall and then a restart. I'm in the UK in case the region has some bearing on things.