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Viggle, a TV check-in app that's already seen popularity on iOS, has just seen its first beta release for Android. Viggle, for those who don't know, allows users to check in to their favorite TV shows. The app accomplishes this by "listening" to audio and comparing the sounds it hears to a database, matching them with a certain television show.

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What makes Viggle more interesting than many check-in apps is that users can earn tangible rewards. By checking in to TV shows, users earn points (specially featured shows offer more points), and those points can be redeemed for everything from sweepstakes entries to gift cards and electronic gizmos.

Besides offering simple check-in functionality, Viggle also allows users to set reminders for their favorite shows and check to see what's on, using information pertaining to their individual TV service provider.

Viggle's Android app, though still in its beta stage, works very well. In fact my only complaint with the app so far is that Viggle puts a persistent icon in your notification bar. That being said, I think the service itself has huge potential, and it will be interesting to keep an eye on future releases. To grab the beta app for yourself, just hit the source link below.

Source: Viggle

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Roger

    I feel fatter already

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507918410 Sean Reilly

    Found that if you turn off the notification under your user setup the icon in the notification bar goes away.  But then you don't any notifications for your shows.  There is price to pay for everything.

    • Josh

      Sounds like my wife

  • cashd00d

    Force Close on launch. EVO 4G.

  • Unrealtron

    Works for my Xperia Arc S

  • Stephanie

    OK....I don't see it anywhere in the google play store.... from my phone or the computer. Help please...

  • Leoliveson

    Tips and tricks to earn extra and quick points on Viggle
    http://viggle.blogspot.com/ 

  • Mrsdabizns

    Its not in the Google okay store!

  • http://twitter.com/LeaveYourMRK Melanie Renee Katz

    You won't find it in the app store- it can only be downloaded online off if the Viggle mobile site

  • newz_junkie

    Grr this isn't compatible with my LG Google TV! :(