The social TV experience that everyone should try

Some apps just aren’t for everyone. If you’re into running, for example, Google’s My Tracks might sound like a godsend – but another’s hell. It’s the same with zeebox. If the idea of tracking tweets alongside the television you’re already watching sounds like a bore, then it is not for you. What initially appears as a TV guide, zeebox enables users to track what’s happening across Facebook or Twitter associated with the programme they’ve selected.

There’s more to it than that though, with zeebox attaching all sorts of information to the current selected TV programme. This could be trending phrases, a Wikipedia entry based on the programme and/or people involved or even links to apps, music or eBooks related to the show. It really does add to your televisual experience.

It’s not all perfect, however. Twitter won’t stay signed in, for example, meaning you’ll have to go through the same procedure every time it loads. Subtle additions, like the ability to reply to comments in the social media feed or an extended TV guide, would really be beneficial to the app. As we say, zeebox isn’t for everyone, but watching your regular viewing with social media might be something you’ve been craving.

Rated 4 out of 5

Proven on iOS devices, it’s highly recommended you at least try the app. It could be something special.