IntoNow Android App, Get More From TV
The IntoNow Android app is an exciting way to connect with friends around the TV shows you enjoy most.
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.37MB (apps2SD enabled)
- Category: Entertainment
- Price: Free
IntoNow is to TV much like Shazam or Soundhound is to music. While watching any TV show, tap the green button to immediately identify the show/episode just by listening to the audio. Different types of audio including dialogue, music, and sound effects can all be used to make an accurate identification.
With a basic account (name, email, password) or Facebook login, you can browse the recent activity of both your friends and all users as a whole. This live activity stream updates in real-time as others “check-in” to various television shows. Similarly, the Popular category displays the most watched items in both groups so you can easily find the hottest, trending shows. Use the filter option to set the timeframe you’d like info for (now, last 24 hours, all time, etc.).
TV show pages display the total number of users who have watched it, background details (e.g. description, cast, genre), and a direct link to the IMDb database containing all show information. Make sure to chime in and add your 2 cents to the discussion about each show (seems to be most popular with high drama, reality-type shows). Also included are individual profiles which display a person’s recently watched and most watched shows, along with their IntoNow friends list.
Overall, besides the social take on watching TV (much like Miso), the IntoNow Android app’s ability to identify shows from a few seconds of audio is remarkable, considering the range and complexity of sounds that must be accepted and analyzed. I’d even argue this app works faster and better than Shazam or Soundhound, which specialize solely in identifying songs.
- Identify TV shows in seconds with just audio input
- Find trending shows, add to heated episode discussions
- View profiles, add friends, and make TV a social experience
- Direct access to IMDb’s extensive entertainment database
Areas for improvement:
- Expand support for shows 5+ years old
Conclusion: The IntoNow Android app is the Shazam of TV, letting you instantly identify shows by their audio, connect with friends watching the same episode, and discover info on your favorite casts via IMDb.
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