It is winter, the weather is extra miserable, new episodes of your favorite television series are coming out, hockey and football rivalries are getting interesting – all this means it’s a very good time for TV. Keeping that in mind, we dug around to find some of the best apps to help you with this past-time.
ESPN ScoreCenter XL (iPad)
This is the ultimate app for sports addicts. Video highlights, live play-by-play, full box scores, scoring summaries, in-game statistics, full game previews, recaps, and a ton of other information. There are a ridiculous number of sports available to follow and a somewhat smaller version available for the iPhone.
Coming Soon to Select
Android Phones VideoSurf: Do you find yourself arguing with your significant other about the identity of the familiar actress in the sitcom you’re watching? Are you positive you saw her in a movie with Ashton-whats-his-name? With Video Surf just use your phone to record a few seconds of the show and let the app do the rest. It will tell you what you’re watching, who appears in it, what those actors have done, and what other shows you might enjoy. Just be careful, it might prove you wrong. This will be available soon for some Android phones.
One of the Most
Popular TV Guide Apps i.TV (iPhone): This is a great guide for what’s on television and it will also turn your iPhone into a remote. You can also see what’s playing at your local theater, stream videos and remotely schedule your DVR.
New Super Bowl App
Just In Time For the Games Official NFL Super Bowl App: A digital program to the upcoming game, photos and stats for the players on each team, season recap and Super Bowl history. This will be available in the iTunes store in early February.
Watch All Those Million Dollar Super Bowl Ads A+ Superbowl Commercials: A significant majority of the Super Bowl watching population secretly sit through the whole game just so they can watch the commercials. Here are all of the best of those commercials from the past few years, and the collection continues to grow.
A TV Guide App for
Android Too Droid TV (Android): Choose from hundreds of episodes of the most popular shows from the major TV networks. It turns your phone into a DVR by allowing you to subscribe to shows and will record them as they become available.
New Tivo App Just Released Tivo (iPad): As of January 18th, the Tivo app is available for download. This is a pretty amazing app, one which truly utilizes the idea of “co-viewing”. It not only turns your iPad into a remote control, but allows you to browse content, view the program guide, manage your recordings, and search, all without interrupting the show you’re currently watching.
Remote Control Android App Gmote (Android): Because I watch a lot of TV on my computer, this is one of my personal favorites - this app turns your phone into a remote. Whether you’re listening to music or watching movies, you can rewind, skip, pause, or select something new, all without leaving the comfort of your couch.
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