Title language

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Even if I have set the 'Title display country' in the full web settings to 'Original', I still see titles in my local country language (Czech) in my Android app when signed in, with usage of device location off or even set manually to US. The settings of the title display country affects only the full web display.
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Lukáš Veselý

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Thank you for your message, Lukáš.

The Android app uses your system language preferences for titles, so to see the titles in English, please set your tablet's language to English.  

The in-app settings only control the language of the labels inside the app.

Please let us know if we can offer any further assistance.
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Thank you for your reply, Claire. I guess I need more your assistance:
How can I set my device, app or any other settings to see original titles in my Android app? I mean German movies with German titles, Korean movies with Korean titles etc. so original ones. Otherwise I'd say it doesn't work as the 'international' movie db :-)
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Hello Lukáš,

Please know that you always have the option to view all alternate titles for a title under "Also Known As" in the Details section (for example: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt#akas). Additionally, the title page will also list the original title directly underneath the title in your device's preferred language at the top of the title page.

For further assistance changing the language settings of your device, please refer to your phone manufacturer's customer support.

Thank you for your understanding.
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Lukáš Veselý

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Hi, if you're still talking about Android app, then I guess there is a bug https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/there-is-no-way-to-see-the-original-title-in-the-android-app
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Dear Claire, I do live in Germany and have the same problem with the android app. I'd like to use and see the titles as well only in English. An option in the app settings to set all language used incl. the titles to English would be a good solution. Changing the language settings of my phone or tablet is not very user friendly. Would be great if you could address this to the app development team. Thank you.
Yes, it should have an option on the app preferences to change language of titles and the app itself. My main language its spanish, and Its a bit ridiculous that all the titles are translated but not the texts, also movie names (in spanish) change from one country to another. Very annoying feature.
I just want an all english app with original movie titles, both on android/iOS and web.

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Lukáš Veselý

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled There is no way to see the original title in the Android app.

I still fail when looking for original title in the Android app. There is only the title in my device's preferred language. I was told that:
- I can view all alternate titles for a title under "Also Known As" in the Details section. But my app has no Details section or Also Known As section (or I can't find it).
- The original title should be visible directly underneath the title. But there is only one localized title (no original one seen).
Reference: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/title-language-1y2mcbfxwsoax?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%...
So I consider this is a bug.
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The same problem on my PC (Firefox). I have set it to "U.S." and "English", but I still see some titles in my native language! I hate that! I want to see their original (usually English) titles!
The setting seems to have no effect.
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Sorry for the inconvenience.  This is a known issue and it is tricky to provide the best experience due to the way we store some of the information about original titles and local titles. 

Until we have a full solution, our recommendation is to go to your site settings at https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general and on the menu "Title display country" please choose "Original" which is the first item on the menu.  This will block the localization of titles which should improve things, even though there will still be some issues.
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Thanks Col for your reply. Unfortunately, it helps only at desktop, not in the android app. There are still localized titles even with the said setting.
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This issue was still not fixed. What is the reason that you can show the original title in the desktop version and not in the app? I will not use the app because of that!
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Regarding the desktop version: I think the reason why some titles still appear in the native language based on the IP address (even though the country and language are both set to US and English) is simply because there is no US title available.

Here is an example:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140203/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt#akas

You can see that there is no US version. In this case the site switches automatically to the title based on the IP. There is however a "World-wide (English title)", but unfortunately that can not be selected as "Title display country/region".

So there you go, the solution would be simple: add an option "World-wide (English title)" to the title display menu and there would be no issues (with the desktop app at least).


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It used to be possible to display the original title plus the English title underneath. I can't recreate this setting now. If I choose United States as country/region I see only the English title, and if I choose "original" country/region I see the title only in the original language. My language setting is always English but that seems to have no effect. In fact some titles are displayed in Italian apparently because IMDB overrides my preferences based on my IP. This was supposed to be corrected in 2018 - two weeks left...