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Fanhattan’s guide to entertainment on your iPad just got a lot more useful: The app added content from new partners, including NBC and HBO, and a new WatchList feature. The idea: Add your favorite movies and shows once, and get notifications whereever and whenever they’re available.

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Online entertainment guide Fanhattan rolled out a significant update to its iPad app Tuesday that includes new content partners as well as a new feature dubbed WatchList that is supposed to keep track of all your favorite movies and TV shows, no matter where they’re playing.

Fanhattan’s core idea hasn’t changed: The app wants to help you find shows and movies to watch on your iPad through a unified search across the catalog of apps like Hulu Plus, Netflix and so forth. Fanhattan CEO and co-founder Gilles BianRosa told me last week that his company’s service initially launched with just four content partners; now it offers access to more than 175,000 shows and movies from 14 different apps. The latest additions: HBO Go, NBC, The CW and Cinemax.

Check out my interview with BianRosa below – and stick around for some neat footage of their office in the second half of the interview:

BianRosa also told me that Fanhattan will come to the web later this summer; a version for connected devices is in planning as well. However, don’t expect Fanhattan to come to Android tablets any time soon: “The Android fragmentation has slowed down the adoption of the content itself,” he remarked, pointing out that even services like Hulu Plus aren’t available on all Android devices.

  1. Very interesting, sounds a lot like what we’re currently building at mixd.tv

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  2. Frederic Sitterle Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    Coming soon also on mySkreen.com (but french based content only). Stay tuned… http://www.mySkreen.com (new release within the week)

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