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#61 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:09 AM

Viggle announced it was buying Get Glue today for $25 million and some stock. The social media consolidation for TV has begun....maybe. :)

http://news.cnet.com...tglue-to-merge/

I guess that's not surprising...gaining marketshare with so many players in that space is tough without some consolidation.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

I hope they do merge instead of leaving them both as separate services/apps. Currently using GetGlue, Viggle and IntoNow... for basically the same purpose, just different rewards and sharing options.


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.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

I signed up for this yesterday. I like it so far. Hopefully they'll add more prizes.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

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.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

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.


I played MyGuy during the NFL games and managed to annoy my family even more than normal.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

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.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

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.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

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.


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. ;)
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

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.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

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.


What if I were to tell you that there are several people with over 2 million points now?
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:23 AM

What if I were to tell you that there are several people with over 2 million points now?


I would say there are a few people who, on their death bed, won't be lamenting "I wish I had watched more tv.".
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:11 AM

What if I were to tell you that there are several people with over 2 million points now?


I'd want to know how they did it. Obviously they "won" points somehow.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

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.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

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.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

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?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

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?


Did you link your account to DIRECTV with the promo code "DIRECTV"?
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Did you link your account to DIRECTV with the promo code "DIRECTV"?


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.co...rectv-accounts/

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

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.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

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.


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.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

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.co...rectv-accounts/


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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