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Social media apps for tv

May 29, 2011

There are may social media apps available that allow you to share what you are watching, I am only going to look at 2 of them, IntoNow and getGlue

IntoNow
IntoNow is an iphone app that identifies the show from it sound. Once it has found the show one can then check-in/share what they are watching on twitter and facebook.

This app is a great way to see what your friends and other people are watching and to discover new shows.

Features:

  • “Identify live TV, or anything that’s run on TV in the last five years, from your television, computer or mobile device.
  • Get full episode and cast information, as well as info on future airings.
  • Receive notifications when your friends are watching the same episode or show.
  • Comment on what your friends are watching in the app, or on Facebook and Twitter.
  • One-click access to IMDb, Netflix, and iTunes so you can learn more or start watching right away.
  • Add new friends using Facebook, Twitter, your address book, or “search by name.””

This is like shazam for tv, the data base behind this must be extremely large. Their” catalog represents more than 2.6 million airings, indexed during the past five years, and it’s growing by the second.”

Shame it is only available in the USA.

Reference – (2011). IntoNow [ONLINE]. Available from: http://www.intonow.com/ci/soundprint [Accessed 29 May 2011].

Reference – (2011). IntoNow [ONLINE]. Available from: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/intonow/id406436404# [Accessed 29 May 2011].

Reference: IntoNow: iPhone App listens to TV. (2011). [ONLINE VIDEO]. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O5CmgrutH0 [Accessed 29 May 2011].

GetGlue
The app allows one to check-in whilst doing a certain activity for example watching tv shows, movies and sports, listening to music, reading books, playing games, thinking about a celebrity, thinking about a topic.
One earns stickers the more one checks-in, one can see who else watches the same show, share what they are watching to facebook and twitter. It allows one to discover new tv shows, books etc

Features:

  • “Check-in to your favorite TV shows, movies, music, and more
  • Earn rewards from over 40 major media companies
  • See what your friends are currently watching, reading, or listening to
  • Rate things to get awesome recommendations based on things you like
  • Get filtered new releases and old favorites picked just for you
  • Share the TV shows, movies, and music you like”

I have been using this app for about 2 weeks, it is interesting to see what other people are watching and is a great way to discuss tv shows with friends.
The one thing is I forget to check-in whilst actually watch the show, but then tend to check-in the next day, so far I have 5 stickers. This is a fun app and I wish more of my friends used it.

Reference – (2011). GetGlue [ONLINE]. Available from: http://getglue.com/ [Accessed 29 May 2011].

Reference – (2010). GetGlue [ONLINE]. Available from: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/getglue/id377615302?mt=8
[Accessed 29 May 2011].

Reference: GetGlue for iPhone – App Review. (2011). [ONLINE VIDEO]. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiwTAjJS-PE [Accessed 29 May 2011].

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