DIRECTV and Viggle partnership launched

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

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #41 of 102
    mark40511

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    So I'm watching my local ABC news affiliate this morning at 630 am, right? So I downloaded this app, signed up and checked in, and it searched and found that I was watching Eyewitness news from another ABC affiliate (can't remember where but very far away), then I tried it again and it asked if I was watching "deadly women" on the Discovery channel.......Even though I wasn't I said yes and it gave me 8 points??

    Do you need to have your TV blasting for this to hear or something? I'm asking because the app says "listening"
     
  2. Oct 10, 2012 #42 of 102
    amh84

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    Works with recordings but bonus points are only doled out until 8 am (unknown what time zone, I'm assuming Eastern) the day after the original airing.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2012 #43 of 102
    kevinturcotte

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    The next day?! I still have stuff from February on my receiver lol
     
  4. Oct 10, 2012 #44 of 102
    Satelliteracer

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    Local channels it typically doesn't work for with the exception of national feeds of CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC. Yes, sometimes it does a bad match. You're going to have much more success on your traditional cable networks, and primetime national programming, not the local news and such.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2012 #45 of 102
    mark40511

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    After playing around with this app today, it looks as if you can totally LIE about what you're watching and get away with it.

    I suspected what you said about the news and local programming and such was the case, but wasn't sure....

    This does work. It DID know that I was watching Good Morning America
     
  6. Oct 10, 2012 #46 of 102
    MISpat

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    I was under the impression that you need to root the tablet in order to install Google Play. Is this not the case?

    Any info on installing google play without rooting would be appreciated...
     
  7. Oct 10, 2012 #47 of 102
    Shades228

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    Maybe I missed it. What tablet do you have?
     
  8. Oct 12, 2012 #48 of 102
    Alan Gordon

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    Can two Viggle accounts be tied to the same DirecTV account? No... this isn't a cheating thing, I'm asking if two people in the same household can have their own Viggle account, but be linked to the same DirecTV account.

    Also... should I contact Viggle to see if I can get the above straightened out?!

    ~Alan
     
  9. Oct 12, 2012 #49 of 102
    MISpat

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    You didn't miss it... I didn't think to post it ;)

    Visual Land Connect Android 4.0 Internet Tablet 7" Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen 8GB Memory

    Model VL-789
     
  10. Oct 13, 2012 #50 of 102
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    I don't have that tablet, but someone posted this on Amazon:
    If nothing else, I would think that you should be able to search for Google Play. Then sign up and download it from apps from the website.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2012 #51 of 102
    MISpat

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    Wow, it was actually THAT EASY! I guess I shouldn't have listened to my coworker who told me I'd have to root it first.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2012 #52 of 102
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    You're welcome, glad it worked!
     
  13. Oct 26, 2012 #53 of 102
    RACJ2

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    So this was an painless way to get a $15 Chili's eCard. And it was easy to redeem the 30,000 points and have the $15 eCard emailed to me immediately. On to the next 30,000.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2012 #54 of 102
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    Nice job
     
  15. Oct 29, 2012 #55 of 102
    coolman302003

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    I thought I would pass this along to all, I received the following email from Viggle today:

     
  16. Oct 30, 2012 #56 of 102
    coolman302003

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    Just received another email:

     
  17. Nov 1, 2012 #57 of 102
    RACJ2

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    I received the emails from Viggle as well. Unfortunately, they say the manual check in still works, but it hasn't for me. I followed all the steps for 2 different check-ins and it seemed like it worked fine. The problem is I never received any points for it.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2012 #58 of 102
    Satelliteracer

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    They are hopeful to be back up and running in a bit. They are based in NYC and their servers for matching all the show checkins are in New Jersey, so you can imagine they've had a rough week like many have out there.

    Hoping for the best for the folks impacted by Sandy.
     
  19. Nov 19, 2012 #59 of 102
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  20. Nov 19, 2012 #60 of 102
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    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.
     

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