Several weeks ago, we took a look at an app called VideoSurf that was aiming to bring video identification to Android, but it was, well... bad. We continuously compared it to IntoNow - and app previously only available on iOS - that serves the same purpose and does it very well. As of today, IntoNow is finally available on Android.

IntoNow is a video identification application that works similar to the way Shazam does for audio. You fire it up, point your camera at the TV, and it works its magic. It will identify the show and episode, offer links and other data, and allow you to share your findings on Facebook and Twitter.

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It also offers a sort of "check-in" type feature, allowing you to find other people watching the same show at the same time. If you choose to 'friend' those users, then it will also notify you when they're watching TV -- giving you even more of a reason to sit in front of the tube more than you already do.

Once you've found a show that you're interested in, a simple tap will take you directly to IMDb so you can get the full skinny on the show, cast, synopsis, and all that jazz.

The app is free in the Android Market, so hit the widget below and go watch TV.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • mskks64

    awesome! Hopefully it is actually better than videosurf

  • Cow

    Sweet... the iOS version of this app is pretty amazing so I have great expectations for the Android version.

  • Xcom923

    I can't seem to download it.

  • http://myandroidadventure.wordpress.com/ Stephen Brown

    Couldn't find it on the market, wonder if this is because I am in the UK

    • Rob

      Same here, I can't install it because I'm in the UK. Well, that is until I fire up MarketEnabler.

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  • Joey

    I was JUST wondering if an app like this existed! I'm downloading now - excited to try it out!

  • Jess

    While I think its a interesting app, why would one need this? Most cable/dish providers tell you what the movie or tv show is by clicking the info or similar button.

    • Joey

      Very true - we only have one cable box in our house, though - so when I'm using another tv this may come in handy - plus it's just kinda cool, IMO

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      My thoughts exactly. Could be useful in public places where you don't have access to the remote. Even then, if you were in a bar, then its most likely that sports would be on, and I'm pretty sure this doesn't handle live events. So, I have no clue.

  • Martin Arnold

    This is not available in the UK, this needs to be added to the article to make it clear..