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DIRECTV and Viggle partnership launched

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Satelliteracer, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Nov 20, 2012 #61 of 102
    hdtvfan0001

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    I guess that's not surprising...gaining marketshare with so many players in that space is tough without some consolidation.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2012 #62 of 102
    trainman

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    Just as long as the new GetGlue/Viggle app (in whatever form) doesn't start requiring an "audio fingerprint" for everything -- for example, with the current GetGlue app, you can check into podcasts or music you're listening to, but I almost always listen to that kind of stuff through earbuds/headphones.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2012 #63 of 102
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    I signed up for this yesterday. I like it so far. Hopefully they'll add more prizes.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2012 #64 of 102
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    I really like it, but at the same time it can be a huge distraction. I played the trivia gmae during the Macy's parade and spent so much time watching my phone for the next question and keeping my phone from timing out it seems like I didnt even watch the parade.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2012 #65 of 102
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    I played MyGuy during the NFL games and managed to annoy my family even more than normal.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2012 #66 of 102
    mrro82

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    Signed up today. Got few points for watching a couple of ads. I'm surprised at how accurate the sound matching has been so far. Merging get glue with this seems sweet.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2012 #67 of 102
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    That 4,000,000 point cruise is horse****. No way in hell can anyone realistically accumulate that many points. You'd have to average 2750 points every day for 4 years. At 275 points per day it would take 40 years.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2012 #68 of 102
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    You can get thousands of points each day, but it takes a lot of work. So it's not horse****, but it would take a tremendous effort.

    A customer switching to D* that signs up through Viggle can get 200,000 points just for doing that. Play a lot of MyGuy and ViggleLive, you can rack up points pretty quick.

    You would be surprised at how many points some folks have, but it's definitely out of my reach. I'm at 45,000 right now and chipping away. Lots of points to be earned on the weekend and especially on Sundays. ;)
     
  9. Nov 25, 2012 #69 of 102
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    4,000,000 points is impossible in any reasonable timeframe. Its only there to serve as an ad for the cruise line. Math doesn't lie.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2012 #70 of 102
    Satelliteracer

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    What if I were to tell you that there are several people with over 2 million points now?
     
  11. Nov 26, 2012 #71 of 102
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    I would say there are a few people who, on their death bed, won't be lamenting "I wish I had watched more tv.".
     
  12. Nov 26, 2012 #72 of 102
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    I'd want to know how they did it. Obviously they "won" points somehow.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2012 #73 of 102
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    I signed up 3 days ago and in I've added 5,000 to the free 2,000 I got from DirecTV. I mainly got them from watching the ads when I check into something. Playing MyGuy yesterday won me 300 for doing almost nothing. Plus it was pretty darn fun. I don't watch a ton of TV but I can see how some people can really rack up points who do watch a ton.

    So far though the only issue I've had was checking into the Pacer game the other day. It just wouldn't take. No biggie.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2012 #74 of 102
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    It wasnt working for squat last night. Probably had to log in and out 5 times before I could check in on anything. Then I would go to check in on something else later and had to log in and out each time.

    Beyond that, I may never see 4mil points, but I have a lot of fun with it. Sundays and Mondays are great point nights for me.
     
  15. Nov 30, 2012 #75 of 102
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    I just downloaded viggle through the iPhone App Store today. I created an acct and linked it to Facebook / twitter and DirecTV. Im started out with 200 points, not 2000. Is that right?
     
  16. Nov 30, 2012 #76 of 102
    Satelliteracer

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    Did you link your account to DIRECTV with the promo code "DIRECTV"?
     
  17. Nov 30, 2012 #77 of 102
    cypherx

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    I didn't see where to put in a promo code. It just asked for DirecTV username and password.

    Now when I go in there there are 2 buttons.
    Relogin to DIRECTV
    Unlink from DIRECTV

    On the screen prior there are a bunch of TV providers in the area and the following is highlighted:
    DIRECTV Philadelphia - Philadelphia
    Your DIRECTV account is linked

    I followed this:
    http://www.viggle.com/directv/how-to-link-your-viggle-and-directv-accounts/
     
  18. Dec 2, 2012 #78 of 102
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    They should handle check-ins like Miso. Look for receiver via home wifi and see what channel is tuned. This would be 100% accurate as opposed to jacking up the TV volume and telling everyone to be quiet for 20 seconds.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2012 #79 of 102
    Satelliteracer

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    You have to remember that Viggle works with ALL platforms, not just Directv. Therefore they had to come up with a solution that works with every type of service. The difference is that Directv subscribers earn more points than those of any other service because of the relationship between the two companies.
     
  20. Dec 3, 2012 #80 of 102
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    When you registered after you picked your television provider, a screen came up that said enter your promo code. To get the bonus points you have to put in that promo code.
     

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