We all like to watch a little TV now and then. I mean who can resist re runs of LOST and Gossip girl? The real good news…. You can lessen the amount of tool you are for watching gossip girl by at least getting free stuff out of it. Finally, you can turn to all the nay sayers out there that told you watching TV wouldn’t get you anything, and call them liars. Embrace the opportunity to tell them they’re wrong. How can you accomplish all this? With a little help from an app called Viggle.
For those you that are unfamiliar with Viggle, it’s an app that lets you check into your favorite TV shows while you watch them, earning you rewards points, which you can use to pick up free stuff. All of this is accomplished by the app listening to, or analyzing audio from the show and comparing it to its database, and then matching it to the show you’re watching. Pretty damn awesome if you ask me. I mean hey, if I have to sit through one more stupid reality show without getting something in return, I might go insane. This app has been pretty popular on iOS for some time now and is just making its way to android. In Beta form none the less. However, that doesn’t stop the app from performing really well despite its full release.
The best thing about Viggle is that when you watch a show, if you check in you get rewards points, which you can then turn in for tangible items like gift cards, electronics, and even sweepstakes give aways. Each show will amount a certain number of points, (featured shows offer more points) which you can save up and then essentially purchase the items with the points.
Aside from checking in, Viggle also allows you to see what’s on at any moment basically turning it into a TV guide, and set reminders for your favorite shows. You are prompted to select your TV provider upon setup of the app the first time you open it up. So far I have not found anything about the app that I don’t like. What’s not to like? You watch TV and earn stuff for doing it. It will be interesting to see what sort of stuff they give away and what sort of improvements they input to future versions of the application. If this seems like kind of thing then hit the link and pick it up.