It is definitely a dream for every TV buff to earn money enjoying what he/she does. Watch TV. Well you dream was just fulfilled by Viggle.
"Viggle is the first loyalty program for TV," said Chris Stephenson, president of the company behind Viggle, Function (X) Inc. "We’re basically allowing people to get rewards for doing something they’re doing already and that they love to do."
"It really shows what social TV is going to evolve into," said Michael Gartenberg, a technology analyst at research firm Gartner. "For folks behind the scenes, this is a great way of seeing who really is watching."
How it Works:
- Check into your favorite TV shows with Viggle and get great rewards from Best Buy, Burger King, Fandango, Old Navy and dozens more.
- Watch your favorite TV shows with Viggle.
- Check in with a simple tap and start racking up Viggle points with every show you watch.
Redeem your Viggle points to get great rewards like movie tickets, gift cards and music. The more you watch, the more you get.
If the company gets the point-count economy right, it can end up making more money from advertisers and networks than it gives away in rewards. The app will also give the company valuable insight into who is watching what, as redeeming rewards requires putting in your age, gender, email address and ZIP code, thus allowing companies to market more on focused users.
You can download the app here.