Not happy About being forced to watch commercial after video finished

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I’m really not happy about being forced to watch a second “post IMDb video” commercial.  After having to watch a commercial, prior to watch a featured video or IMDb celebrity spotlight, another commercial co es on, and there is no way to exit/back out of it or “Done” or “X” button.  So I double tap home and swipe closed the app.  
Very annoying.  I don’t want to forced to watch a commercial again after I already watched the same commercial prior to the item I selected.  Fine, play the commercial but don’t prevent me from ending it.

I’m not real keen on this latest iPad version update either.  I prefer the previous format.  
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Perry Minyard

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Perry Minyard

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Ugh. Couple errors in previous message.  So when that second commercial plays (after watching a spotlight), there is no way to exit ( to stop watching ) without having to close the app.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watching Trailers on iPad.

Anytime I watch a trailer (full screen) on the iPad there is no way to go back to IMDB home page.  I must shut down and reopen IMDB to continue.  Where is the “Done” button?  I can only watch one Trailer at a time.
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Hi Perry & msands2000,

The iPad app does currently display a "Done" button when viewing a trailer/video to return to the previous page. So that we can investigate further, can you please confirm the following information?
  • Device model
  • OS version number
  • IMDb app version number
  • Title of the trailer(s)/video(s) where you've experienced this issue
Thanks in advance.
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I would be happy to send a screenshot showing a “Done Button “ does not exist.  Let me know how to include it.  I don’t care about 5ge commercials, I just don’t want to close down the app after watching a trailer NOT and ad.
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Claire, Official Rep

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Thanks, msands2000. Actually, our engineering team has been able to reproduce this issue and will be working on a fix to be released in the next update. In the meantime, it appears that the "Done" button re-appears once the 2nd ad has finished.

We'll update this thread once we receive further information.

Thanks for your continued patience.