by on April 10, 2012
TV is changing and it’s something we all need to accept. Long gone are the days of four channels and a fuzzy reception, now our TVs are smarter than ever and the amount we can consume is endless.
And this is where Zeebox comes in. Already a hit on iOS, the TV companion app has come to Google Play in beta form and it’s been given some big-name backing with BkyB offering up a 10 per cent stake in the company.
Couple this with the brains behind the iPlayer – Anthony Rose heads up Zeebox’s operations – and the pieces come together to form a simple but great little app.
Load the app up and it will want you to sign up through Twitter and Facebook. Do this and you will be able to see what other people within your social network are watching.
The great thing about the app is how easily it ingrains itself in the process of TV watching. It all starts from before a show starts. This is because the app offers information about shows and the stars. It takes info from a variety of online sources and offers it up in an easy to digest way.
When you have chosen what show to watch then the app begins its real work – tapping into the social feeds surrounding the show.
Through something called Zeetags, you and search for actors on the show they are on, then look at any tweets about this person or the show itself.
It’s all good fun and essential for anyone who is curious about what they are seeing.
As this is beta, there’s no access to the 7-day planner that was recently introduced but the other features are all there and the app works brilliantly.
What we do want is to see this app work better with shows pre-recorded shows. Considering a lot of shows are watched from the EPG, this could be the next step for Zeebox but for the moment, this app is essential for who wish to tap into the TV zeitgeist.
Buy this app: Download the Zeebox app now
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