It's been quite a while since we've heard anything from the video-identifying application IntoNow, but out of nowhere the Yahoo!-owned app was bumped up to v2.0 late yesterday evening. The update brings several new features, which mostly focus on the social aspect of the app:

What's in this version:

- Capture and caption your favorite "Did you see that" moments with Capit – instantly create pictures from your TV, add a caption and/or comment, and share with your friends.
- Newsfeed update – Now you can see when friends are in a discussion or have completed a trivia.
- Get live sport updates with scores, stats, and player information for football, basketball, and baseball
- Join the community with trivia, discussions, polls, and other fun experiences for some of your favorite TV shows

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If you're not familiar with IntoNow, it's basically like SoundHound for TV. Hit the button, it listens to whatever's playing on the tube, and returns the appropriate results. In turn, you can unlock features and other things pertaining to the currently-playing show.

IntoNow is a free app in the Play Store – hit the widget to give it a go.

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  • PRM

    Updated it last night and it kept my phone awake for the whole time until I killed it this morning. Beware all.

    • hyperbolic

      Try turnning off the app 'triggers' via Gemini app for example.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Same here. 40% left on my One X+ after 5 hours today. 4+ hours wake lock time in Into Now. Fuck that, froze it with TB for now.

      • ddpacino

        WOW. Checked and same here.

  • tjennhw

    It would be nice to get subtitles this way. Or translated audio.

    • ddpacino

      Please contact the dev with your thoughts.

  • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

    Whenever I want to know what's playing, I just hit "info" on my TV remote.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000226442285 Matthew A Darragh

      That's not what the app is for. It's a social app designed around what you're watching.

      • Dark_Laser

        I actually use it to ID tv shows from clips on Youtube. Also, I use it whenever all the guides are wrong (which occasionally happens).

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          I use it when I'm watching something on TV and don't know what it is, because instead of using the guide and then looking it up on IMDB, it's easier to just have IntoNow listen, then click the IMDB link from the app.

  • Patrick Langford

    Be good to note that it is still geo-locked! N/a in AU