Connect with friends over TV programmes, access exclusive content, and become an all-round TV expert with the apps made for TV lovers.
Beamly TV, formerly Zeebox, is your TV sidekick. Founded by the people behind iPlayer, Beamly TV is an easy to use social networking site for TV lovers. It is an electronic programme guide, suggesting programmes based on what your friends or the general public are watching.
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You can chat in forums about the TV show you are watching, can view extra information about a programme or about something that is mentioned on the programme. You can play along with game shows such as X-Factor where you can vote an act ‘Talent or Turkey’. Another great feature is the ability to start a viewing party, so a group of you can watch and discuss a programme together, wherever you all are.
TrailerAddict is an app dedicated entirely to trailers. The app has trailers for all of the latest releases and an archive of thousands of trailers for all the films you can think of. View by latest released, most popular and coming soon. Traileraddict is the biggest app collection of trailers, and shows them in high quality in the quick and easy to use app.
I’m sure all of us have been watching a programme and instead of concentrating on the story, have just been sitting there trying to figure out where you recognise that actor from. IMDb, the Internet Movie Database, contains information about pretty much every film and TV programme ever made.
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This information includes who is in it, when it was made, a plot synopsis, stills from the programme or film, quotes, trivia, reviews and more. So with IMDb you can search the show you are watching to find out the name of that actor you recognise, then click the actor to find out what else they have starred in. So now you can get back to properly watching the programme.
Many of us are used to checking into places on Facebook or on specific apps such as Foursquare. Instead of checking into venues, Telfie, formerly GetGlue, allows you to check in to TV. On Telfie you share the TV programme or film you are watching with your friends and get rewarded for it.
Earn stickers when you check in, which then allow you to unlock exclusive content. See what your friends are watching and what is recommended for you, allowing you to discover new programmes to get into.