Do you have problems remembering the funny show that aired last night ? A start-up application (app) development company called IntoNow has created an app to identify TV shows by sound. The app has the ability to identify 2.6 million television programs aired within the past 5 years. The app is available to users of the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The app is free and downloadable from the Apple iTunes App Store.
Working with the app, users gain access to the show’s cast and production information, as well as information published on imdb.com. The app allows users to share information derived from the app on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, "Hey folks guess what I’m watching….!." The app capitalizes on the social media wave, allowing users to see lists of popular shows watched by other users.
It recognized one of three shows streaming from the Netflix app on a MacBook Pro laptop; perhaps the quality of sound produced by the speakers caused technical difficulties. Better performance was achieved testing the app on a television with home theater surround sound where two of three shows were recognized.
The IntoNow app works as advertised, though not perfectly. The ability to discover shows on the fly and queue in your Netflix list or purchase from iTunes make the app worth downloading.
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