The Likewise app helps you quickly cut through the clutter by learning what you like. Along with help from Pix, your personal entertainment companion powered by AI, and real recommendations from real people, you can discover even more ways to find your next favorite book, show, movie, and podcast!
The best recommendations- Personalized to your unique tastes, Likewise learns what you like to give you personalized recommendations every day.- Ask Pix to get recommendations instantly. Pix will get to know you and your preferences which will apply to future recommendations.- Likewise newsletters make it easy to stay up to date with what’s new and what’s worth watching, reading and listening to.
Crowd Sourced Recommendations- Enthusiasts come together on Likewise. Browse and share recommendations and connect with like-minded people in groups you’re interested in. Invite your friends and family and never miss what they’re enjoying.
One Entertainment App for All- Easily and quickly search across all your interests and streaming services to find what you want. Filter by genre, streaming service and more.- Create Lists to save all your favorites in one place and never lose track of the entertainment you want to remember.We love hearing from you! If you have questions or suggestions submit feedback in the app or contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Bug Fixes and Quality Improvements
Unleashing the power of Pix, your personal entertainment companion. We are excited to release a supercharged way to get instant recommendations on your pressing entertainment questions. As always, our community is there and ready to assist you in finding your next, exciting show, movie, book or podcast. And on top of that community power, we are adding the power of Pix, and AI-powered recommendation companion. What you should expect in this release:
• New tab dedicated to Asks – your easy to use way of asking for, and receiving, instant recommendations that the community can weigh-in on.
• Reasons behind the recs – each recommendation from Pix comes with a contextual explanation as to why the recommendation was made
• Easy to access your own Asks – make as many requests as you want, and easily keep track of them all on the Asks tab
• Discover made a small relocation - you can still get all the power of our Discover section from the magnifying glass up by your profile pic
• Connect with Pix anywhere - from the Pix profile page, you will have quick access to all of the other ways of getting personalized Pix recs (SMS, email and web)
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app
Honestly, I’m a movie buff and love re-watching the same movies with new perspectives. Sometimes it's hard to remember all of my favorite movies or tv shows. I use this app to save shows that I've watched, want to watch, or rewatch. I love the grouping of recommendations based on your saves, for example, “my favorite comedy shows and movies.” I tend to do this on my own time, but I think it could go further, like when I'm in the mood for empowering movies with a strong female lead in business. It could, for example, recommend The Devil Wears Prada and The Intern, two of my favorites. Or if I want to watch movies based in Paris, it could group recommend Pixar's Ratatouille with another Paris-based movie. Or even groupings based on classic chick flicks. I understand this would take a lot more time, and you would probably would to have someone physically creating collections, as opposed to Ai like I think it is now. But hey, if you're interested in I’m all on board. Overall I love this app. It’s free, and if you watch movies or tv shows, I don’t see any reason not to use it!
Hit or Miss
Some of the features on this app are pretty good. I especially like the option to ask specific questions and get recommendations from other users. But when it comes to the “today” page, it’s a complete hit or miss. Some days they’ll only show me 3 or 4 movies, and none of them will be even close to things I like (which is super frustrating because you have to wait a full 24 hours for new ones.) But other days I’ll get 6 or 7 that are great. It’s also annoying that they ask me to choose from podcasts every day, even though I clearly don’t like podcasts, as I haven’t saved a single one. Yet they will show me literally zero books, even though I have multiple lists full of novels. Basically, the user recommendation feature is great, but the algorithm is mediocre at best. Beyond that, this app also just has a bunch of little problems that altogether make it annoying to use. The biggest one is that if your post exceeds a certain character limit, it just shows a “...” but there’s no way to view the full thing. You also can’t comment on a move or book unless you’ve liked it, and it sometimes crashes. It’s also pretty stupid that they mark it as 12+ but if you aren’t at least 13 you can’t even make an account, this didn’t effect me but it did effect my brother and that’s just dumb. Among other smaller problems. Just needs some updating for sure.
Developer Response ,
Hi Raven! We sincerely appreciate your detailed feedback and sharing your experience. Some of the issues you've pointed out are things we're working on resolving, and hope to have them fixed soon! If you have any questions on the new update that would help with your experience, please feel free to write to email@example.com so we may assist you. Your experience using the app and navigating around it is very important to us!
Good but with a few flaws
It’s got all the books you can think of in its database, some without the covers loaded though. And the community is active. The app is easy to work with and simple. It’s good and less text heavy than Goodreads. Overall, I think it’s a fun app with a few flaws.
The recommendation system is rudimentary. For one, there are people of all age ranges on the app from juvenile to adult. The app takes no data of age so it’s easy a juvenile to ask for recommendations and receive something out of their age range. I’m not asking for exact age at all or even related to people but age ranges would be nice on asks or discussion pages. I have not given recommendations before because I wondered if the person I was giving the recommendation to wanted a book for a younger person or older person.
Their compatibility system isn’t great at actual compatibility. They use genres as a measure for how similar two peoples book tastes are, so if you are a person who likes a wide range or like fantasy but not romance fantasy, it’s not going be a perfect system for you. I have found people with 30% match to actually make more to my tastes than 100% people. I wish you could tag the books yourself to say what you liked most.
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- Likewise, Inc.
- 142.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 13.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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