If you have an iPhone or iPod (if not, this post isn’t for you… sorry) then you are probably familiar with the music discovery apps Shazam and SoundHound; the cool apps that “listen” to any song, playing anywhere, and tell you everything you need to know about it. So, you have your musical stuff covered in spades… but what about the TV? Granted, most of you have an on-screen digital guide at your ready… and if not you can always jam down to channel 2 (or 1) and hang out while the guide rolls through all 63,000 channels.
We’ve talked about other apps in the past that will allow you to pick the best show to watch (like the Peel app HERE) which is great… but back to my original thought. What if there is something on right now… and I want to know what it is? I don’t have digital cable, so the guide is out of the question… and I have no interest in sitting through the long scrolling screen (missing the program I’m interested in). What the crap am I to do???
Enter IntoNow (Free)… the cool new app that “listens” to whatever you’re watching, and after a very short time, tells you exactly what it is pumping radiation into your skull. And not just the title… if it’s a series it’ll give you details as to the exact episode and much more. then you can even share it with your social media amigos on Facebook and Twitter. Why? Not really sure… suppose it’s to tell the masses how you just spent your Sat night at home watching TV.
Here’s a detailed description straight from the App store for you to check out:
IntoNow makes engaging with your favorite TV shows easy, social, and fun. Just tap the green button when your favorite show is on and IntoNow will identify the show and episode; provide all data and links associated with it; and help you share on Facebook and Twitter. IntoNow also helps you see which shows you have in common with your friends — including whether they’ve seen the latest episode — and alerts you whenever you and a friend are watching the same show at the same time. Use it to discover new shows, discuss your favorites with your friends, and learn more about whatever you’re into now!
– 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.”
I played around with it quite a bit today and was quite impressed with exactly what it was able to find out.