Zeebox was the last item featured on this week’s Something for the Weekend gadget round-up. It’s a free app available for iPad owners, coming to iPhone and other platforms soon. Zeebox is a social media app dubbed ‘the new way to watch television’.
Zeebox works with Sky and Freeview, and it knows what you’re watching. It features a tweet stream relevant to the TV show you’re watching, and shows you which shows are most popular in real time. Zeebox also allows you to buy relevant stuff, and view relevant links connected to whichever TV show you are watching. Tim Lovejoy said that plans are afoot to stream live TV through the app, so you can watch and interact at the same time, on the same device.
Gadget girl Lucy showed off Zeebox’s live Twitter stream and news links. She said it was an essential hub with which to access everything related to the TV show you are watching. News, links, tweets, information and more. On top of all this, you can connect with all your facebook friends via this clever app – to chat about the show you’re watching with it’s built in messenger, or just to let your friends know what you’re watching and what you think of it. Peter Jones said that Zeebox was undoubtedly the future of television and TV interaction. He loved it.