IMDb will now support:
- French (Canada)
- French (France)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Spanish (Mexico)
- Spanish (Spain)
IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities. That's why we are pleased to begin supporting eight additional languages on select pages of the IMDb website. This means you will see the user interface, movie and show titles, plots, and metadata in your language of preference when available.
If you have feedback on this new experience, please leave us a comment on Sprinklr. The team building the IMDb Language Experience will be reviewing this thread regularly. Thank you!
What languages were added?
IMDb will now support:
Why are some pages or content not available in my language of preference?
Not all of IMDb is available in the supported languages above, and IMDb is eager to provide language support to our customers as soon as possible. However, only certain pages like the new Home and Title pages can support languages other than English at this time.
You may find while navigating the site that parts or whole pages are still in English. When we do not have information in your preferred language, we will default to English. We hope this provides a balance between providing access to our extensive database, and displaying information in your language of choice.
How does IMDb set my language of preference?
You may have noticed IMDb automatically began displaying content in your language of preference. There are two ways we do this:
How do I change my language of preference?
There is a language selector drop down in the top right corner of the navigation bar. It will display an abbreviated version of the currently selected language when closed.
If you have your browser or device set to one of the newly supported languages:
Changing your preferred language only works on pages that support the new languages. If the language selector is disabled, try navigating to Home or a Title page. For more information, please view the FAQ: “Why are some pages or content not available in my language of preference?”
What is the difference between "Fully" and "Partially Supported" Languages?
Currently, English is the only fully supported language on IMDb. When English is selected, all content is displayed in that language.
Any language other than English is considered partially supported on IMDb. When one of these languages are selected, we will display as much content in that language as possible. However, some content will remain in English. For more information, please view the FAQ: “Why are some pages or content not available in my language of preference?”
We are working to expand our language coverage across the site so we can provide the best experience possible. You can help us by becoming a contributor and submitting non-English content.
How do the title display language settings affect site language?
If you are signed in and have a title display language set we will attempt to make the site language match (as displayed in the language selector).
Changing the language of the site through the language selector will automatically update your title display settings to match. For instance, if you selected French (France) in the language selector your settings will become “title display language: French” and “title display country/region: France.”
What is Automatic Translation?
If you have used IMDb in a non-English language, you may have noticed that not all of the content are displayed in your preferred language, and that there is English content mixed in as you browse the pages. We are testing a feature that uses machine translations so that we can gradually display more sections of the IMDb pages in your preferred language.
We are testing machine translations in the following languages:
A limited set of users in Mexico, Brazil, Canada and India will be able to test this experience.
How will I know which content have been automatically translated?
If you see this blue icon, it means the content beside it is a machine translation.
How do I switch the automatic translation feature on or off?
You can toggle automatic translations on and off under the language selector in the upper right corner of the navigation bar.