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Get X features

First, install SeriesGuide:

Get it on Google Play

Once installed, in SeriesGuide:

  1. From the show list, touch Menu .
  2. Touch Get X features and proceed with the purchase.

You can also learn more about X features.

Tip Manage your subscription in the Play Store app or on the Google Play apps website.

Should I sync with SeriesGuide Cloud (or trakt)?

It depends on the devices and apps you use.

SeriesGuide Cloud
You only use SeriesGuide, maybe even on multiple devices. You want to sync favorite and hidden state of shows. You want to sync skipped episodes, in addition to watched/collected state. You don't want to create a trakt account.
You use other apps (e.g. apps on iOS, a media center) connected to trakt or the trakt website to access and sync your trakt library, to check in, mark episodes watched/collected or modify your movie watchlist and collection.

Note You can be connected to SeriesGuide Cloud and trakt at the same time. Checking in, sending watched/collected state to trakt, commenting, rating, etc. will still work as expected. However, sync with trakt will be disabled (new shows auto-add, episode watched/collected state download, movie watchlist and collection sync).

Tip You can always change your mind! First, disconnect SeriesGuide Cloud and trakt. Then, sign in again into either SeriesGuide Cloud or trakt. The shows and movies on your device will be merged with the data already existing on the service you signed into.

Check in, flag watched, collected or skip

Each episode displays a button bar with four actions:

Episode action bar

  • Check in (via tvtag or trakt), e.g. you are watching right now.
  • Watched flag toggle, e.g. you have (just) watched this.
  • Collected flag toggle, e.g. you purchased (DVD, Blu-Ray) or downloaded the episode.
  • Skip, e.g. you don't want to watch this (special or uninteresting) episode right now. (Not synced with trakt!)

Tip Touch and hold any button or item to learn about what it does when touched.

How check-ins work

Check-in to let friends or the world know what you are watching right now. With SeriesGuide, depending on which service you use, check-ins behave a little differently.

Checks into single episodes, so look out which episode is displayed when you check in.
Checks into a show. You can use the Paste title button to include the watched episode title in your check in comment.

Remove a show

To remove a show:

  1. From the show list, touch Menu of a show.
  2. Touch Remove.

Restore a hidden show

To restore a hidden show:

  1. From the show list, touch the funnel-shaped icon Filter shows.
  2. Touch Remove all filters.
  3. Touch the funnel-shaped icon Filter shows again, then touch Hidden.
  4. Touch Menu of a show, then touch Un-Hide.
  5. Touch the funnel-shaped icon Filter shows again, then touch Remove all filters.

Manually update shows

Update all shows:

  1. From the show list, touch Menu .
  2. Touch Advanced.
  3. Touch Update (outdated only) or Update (all).

Update just a single show:

  1. From the show list, touch Menu of a show.
  2. Select Update.

Backup or restore your shows and lists

To backup or restore your shows and lists:

  1. From the show list, swipe from the left edge to open the navigation drawer.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Advanced.
  4. Touch Backup/Restore and follow the given instructions.

Tip Some users sync their backup file with e.g. Dropbox around devices as an alternative to a trakt account.

Restore your shows and lists from an Auto-Backup

In case your shows get lost, SeriesGuide creates weekly automatic backups to the Download folder of your device. You can turn this off in advanced settings.

To restore an Auto-Backup:

  1. From the show list, swipe from the left edge to open the navigation drawer.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Advanced.
  4. Touch Backup/Restore.
  5. Look for the Restore Auto-Backup button to proceed to restore from an auto-backup.

Change the app language

If available, SeriesGuide will use the language your Android device is set to. Otherwise it will fall back to English. To change the language of your Android device look in the Android Settings app.

Note All translations come from volunteers who translate free of charge (!) on crowdin. Please consider to translate or proof read!

Migrate from SeriesGuide X to SeriesGuide For X users

Since mid-2013 SeriesGuide X is an unlock key for X features in the free version ("X Pass").

Please migrate your shows to the free version of SeriesGuide. Keep X installed to unlock all features in the free version.

In SeriesGuide X:

  1. Touch Backup Shows.
  2. Once the backup is complete a new option appears offering to install SeriesGuide. Touch Install SeriesGuide and proceed with installation

Once installed, in SeriesGuide:

  1. Touch Migrate from X on the Get Started page (or swipe from the left edge and touch Settings > Services > Migrate from X).
  2. Touch Import and replace shows to restore the backup you just created.
  3. Connect any accounts (trakt, tvtag) and change settings to your liking. From the show list you might have to touch Menu > Advanced > Load posters.

Learn more about X features.

Fix an issue

Quality of translations

If you found an error in the translation drop a message on Google+, Facebook or Twitter. You can also send an email from the in-app help menu.

Even better, consider to translate or proof read on crowdin!

Watching episodes or movies

SeriesGuide does not offer to watch shows or movies.

However, below each episode you will find links to popular services where you can (depending on your country) watch or purchase content.

Missing or incorrect information about shows, episodes or movies

First of all, try to manually update.

Otherwise, the information on theTVDb (shows) or TMDb (movies) might be wrong or outdated. SeriesGuide gets its data from, an open user-maintained TV database and, an open user-maintained movie database.

You may consider helping those projects to add or update show and movie information. Look on their websites for further information: Guidelines for, About

Wrong air/release time

SeriesGuide gets its data from, an open user-maintained TV database (see above) and trakt. The release times there are restricted to the first release in the country of origin (mostly the US). If you want local listings and listings of re-broadcasts, please look for a suitable TV guide offering in your region.

If your device is not set to any US time zone: SeriesGuide assumes US Pacific time (west coast) as a baseline for US shows (British time for British shows, etc.) and from there converts it to your devices time zone.

If you believe a shows release time is incorrectly converted from the time displayed on, please drop a post on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

tvtag check-ins end up with the wrong show or do not work

  1. From the check-in dialog, touch Fix tvtag check-in.
  2. Select the show you want to check in to. If it is not listed, touch Looking for something else? and enter a search term, then press Enter or Search on your keyboard.
  3. Select the show you want to check into and touch Save selection.
  4. Touch Check-In to repeat the check-in.

The app widget displays no data or is missing in the list of available widgets

You may have moved SeriesGuide to the SD card/external storage. For SeriesGuide to work properly it has to be installed on your device/internal memory. Move it back and everything should be fine again (if not, try rebooting your device).

Changing the device time zone leads to wrong air times

Please stop SeriesGuide and restart it:

  1. From your home screen, launch Settings from the app drawer.
  2. Touch on Apps.
  3. Find SeriesGuide in the list of downloaded apps and tap on it.
  4. Touch Force stop.
  5. From your launcher, start SeriesGuide SeriesGuide icon again.

trakt integration

Connect to trakt

  1. From the show list, swipe from the left edge to open the navigation drawer.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Services.
  4. Touch Connect to trakt and follow the given instructions.

Troubleshooting If you can't connect, try changing your password so it does not contain any special characters (but keep it long!). Make sure to connect with your trakt username and not your email address.

When using a privacy tool (e.g. a Xposed module), make sure SeriesGuide has access to the Android account system. It needs an account to store your trakt credentials and sync.

Add shows from your trakt library

  1. From the show list, touch .
  2. Swipe to the Library tab.
  3. Touch on the + next to a show to add it to SeriesGuide.

Info SeriesGuide will sync which episodes are already watched and collected from trakt after adding a show.

What is synced with trakt

Submitted immediately to trakt. On the next sync checked-in episodes (via SeriesGuide or trakt) are marked as watched within SeriesGuide on all your devices.

Episode watched and collected flags
Movie watchlist and collection
Changes in SeriesGuide are sent immediately to trakt. Changes on trakt (e.g. by SeriesGuide on your other devices) will appear on the next sync.

Still lost?

Ask on the SeriesGuide Google+ Community. Or if you are up to it report a bug on GitHub.