BuddyTV Guide Now Even Friendlier with New Facebook Open Graph Integration
The top-rated television companion app is now even more social, after adding the ability for users to share their viewing and reading activities and suggest their favorite TV shows and movies to Facebook friends.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
BuddyTV Guide, the top-rated mobile app that lets users create their own customizable channel guides and personal viewing lists across their TV and streaming services, has added a whole new way for users to find and share the entertainment they love. Through a comprehensive integration with Facebook Open Graph, the latest version of the app allows users to share their TV viewing tastes, recommendations and activities straight to their friends on the social networking site.
The BuddyTV Guide helps users discover their must-see TV and get to what they want to watch faster and easier through the app´s smart recommendation engine, aggregated content system (which integrates the user´s Netflix, Amazon and iTunes accounts, if available), customizable viewing lists and in-app remote control capabilities. The app keeps track of each user´s favorites, ratings and check-ins, so the more someone uses their BuddyTV Guide, the smarter their recommendations become.
Now, when users login to the BuddyTV Guide through Facebook Connect, they can share their TV show and movie ratings and check-ins with their Facebook friends, and even share links to programs that they think certain friends will enjoy. The app also includes the extensive catalog of entertainment news and reviews from BuddyTV.com, and users can now enable “Social Reading,” so their friends can see which articles and slideshows they recommend. Just like the app´s many filtering and alert options, users can handpick and customize their Facebook sharing to suit their needs.
“Our users want a fast, easy-to-use experience, and they´re also tastemakers, so it was important to find a way to let them share and connect with their friends in a seamless way, and on their terms,” says BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu. “Facebook Open Graph offers that flexibility, and being able to see what your friends are watching makes the whole selection and viewing experience more fun.”
BuddyTV Guide´s new Facebook capabilities supplement the app´s already extensive activity options, including other social features. Users can share comments on an episode inside the app, to Twitter or Facebook, or start a text chat with viewing buddies while watching. Users can also watch previews and trailers for thousands of episodes and movies, read entertaining episode recaps and set reminders for the app to alert them when their favorite shows are about to air.
The BuddyTV Guide app is available for free for iOS devices in the iTunes store, for Android and GoogleTV devices in the Google Play marketplace, and provides listings for cable and satellite TV providers in the US. These include Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon, DirecTV, Dish and many more. Facebook Open Graph is currently available for users on the iPhone or iPad, with an update for Android users coming shortly. Users with AT&T U-verse receivers, DirecTV DVRs, Sony Internet TV with Google TV, Logitech Revue, TiVo Series 3, TiVo Premier, any devices controlled by Google TV and Samsung Smart TVs can use the app´s remote control capabilities.
BuddyTV’s goal is to help TV fans discover their must-see TV. As the #1 independent TV site on the web, this means providing a venue for over 5 million unique visitors per month to connect with fellow fans, read the latest news and enjoy entertaining features about their favorite shows. Now, with over 400,000+ downloads on iOS and an almost perfect average user rating of 4.7 stars, the BuddyTV Guide app is enhancing and expanding the ways that consumers enjoy their TV time.
For press inquiries or to arrange an interview with BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, please contact Meghan Carlson at BuddyTV: meghan (at) buddytv (dot) com, or 206.859.4180 x203. For more information about BuddyTV and the BuddyTV Guide App, visit http://www.BuddyTV.com, and follow @BuddyTV and @BuddyTVGuide on Twitter.
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