The telly lovers’ companion formerly known as Zeebox gets a fresh look and a new social network
With the amount everyone tweets Game of Thrones spoilers nowadays you’d think socialising telly would be a no-brainer. Yet only Zeebox, created Anthony Rose, has so far managed to make any in-roads into wrestling attention away from existing social networks.
Rose’s second-screen app, which marries live TV listings with telly-related chatter, is now reborn as Beamly (those with Zeebox just need to do an update). Open an account and it prompts you to follow the things that interest you, from genres to specific shows and actors. It then fills your homepage with relevant news stories, tweets and popular opinion from other Beamly users.
The key change is that where Zeebox ported in Twitter, Beamly’s built its own social network, adding “TV Rooms”, where users can create channels and invite others to subscribe to their opinions. It’s nicely designed, although yet another network to sign up to will jar with some. We’ll be watching developments with interest.
free,au.beamly.com, Out now on iOS & Android