You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Quartet vying to be killer app for second-screen

Entertainment Apps Conference 2012

While users certainly have their phones and tablets turned on as they watch TV, there hasn’t been a killer second-screen app to gather them all. There are some good contenders, however:

Peel
There are plenty of guide and discovery second-screen apps for TV, but Peel stands out due to its relationship with specific shows. “American Idol” viewers last season were able to virtually “cheer” or “boo” both the performers and the judges — with a weekly score card summarizing the results, adding to the social experience.

GetGlue
Launched in 2008, this Foursquare-like app is the leader of TV check-ins, with more than 3 million users. Such networks as HBO team with the service to reward superfans. Frequent users are rewarded with virtual (and, in some cases, real world) stickers.

Shazam
Launched as a music discovery service, Shazam has moved into TV in a big way, letting users download “how to” videos during a Home Depot commercial or giving fans of “WWE Raw” the opportunity to watch exclusive video or buy tickets and gear.

IntoNow
Yahoo!’s TV companion app identifies shows and movies from its audio fingerprint, offering contextual stories, Tweets and real time discussions with others watching at the same time.

RELATED LINKS
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ apps show power of small screens

More TV

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    While users certainly have their phones and tablets turned on as they watch TV, there hasn’t been a killer second-screen app to gather them all. There are some good contenders, however: PeelThere are plenty of guide and discovery second-screen apps for TV, but Peel stands out due to its relationship with specific shows. “American Idol” […]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    While users certainly have their phones and tablets turned on as they watch TV, there hasn’t been a killer second-screen app to gather them all. There are some good contenders, however: PeelThere are plenty of guide and discovery second-screen apps for TV, but Peel stands out due to its relationship with specific shows. “American Idol” […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    While users certainly have their phones and tablets turned on as they watch TV, there hasn’t been a killer second-screen app to gather them all. There are some good contenders, however: PeelThere are plenty of guide and discovery second-screen apps for TV, but Peel stands out due to its relationship with specific shows. “American Idol” […]

  • charlie corwin imgine entertainment

    Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

    While users certainly have their phones and tablets turned on as they watch TV, there hasn’t been a killer second-screen app to gather them all. There are some good contenders, however: PeelThere are plenty of guide and discovery second-screen apps for TV, but Peel stands out due to its relationship with specific shows. “American Idol” […]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    TV and Film Producer Susan Reiner Dies at 69

    While users certainly have their phones and tablets turned on as they watch TV, there hasn’t been a killer second-screen app to gather them all. There are some good contenders, however: PeelThere are plenty of guide and discovery second-screen apps for TV, but Peel stands out due to its relationship with specific shows. “American Idol” […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    10 Works That Influenced 'Westworld'

    While users certainly have their phones and tablets turned on as they watch TV, there hasn’t been a killer second-screen app to gather them all. There are some good contenders, however: PeelThere are plenty of guide and discovery second-screen apps for TV, but Peel stands out due to its relationship with specific shows. “American Idol” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content