[Android] Discover, connect, and share while watching TV with ZeeboxOctober 20, 2012 0 Email article | Print article
Zeebox is an application designed to be your personal assistant while watching TV. Zeebox is perfect for interacting with others who are watching the same content as you. It can also be very useful if you are looking to discover similar content to what you already watch.
What is it and what does it do
Zeebox is designed to connect you to the hottest content and allow you to interact with others simultaneously. It designed to give you an accurate picture of what your friends and even celebrities are viewing.
- Shows you the most talked-about shows
- Books your favorite shows so you don’t miss them
- Chat with your friends during a show
- Start a viewing party
- Sometimes switches to HD
- Cannot change timezone
- Cannot choose show that is not in listings
- Runs in background
Zeebox is a unique app that will accompany you while watching TV. If you are the type that likes to keep up on the most popular shows, then Zeebox will show you what shows are being watched the most. Unfortunately, sometimes the listing will change to the HD channel automatically. This is a problem because f you don’t have HD, the channel numbers will not match up with the numbers on your TV.
Additionally, if you find a show that you really like, Zeebox will book it and remind you when it’s on. This will make sure you never miss your favorite show again. While this is a cool feature, it is becoming more and more unnecessary due to the popularity of DVRs.
Zeebox has great social features that make watching TV more exciting. For example, you can chat with your friends who are also watching the same content. Additionally, you can start viewing parties with several friends who are watching the same program. This basically a giant chat room designed for everyone that was invited.
Another unique feature is the use of Zeetags. Zeetags are tags that when clicked on. can provide you with live information pertaining to the show you are watching. Additionally, Zeetags will also allow you to buy the content you are viewing if it is supported.
While this app is generally great, there are a few aspects holding it back. For starters, if it guesses your timezone wrong, there is no way to change it. This is very inconvenient because it means all of the times of your shows will be wrong. Additionally you cannot add a show to your favorites if it is not in the TV listings, which is terrible if you like a show that is in between seasons.
Conclusion and download link
Overall, Zeebox provides an interesting twist to a normal, everyday activity. It is pretty fast to boot and quick to respond and being closed. This is because the app runs in the background which can drain your battery very quickly. But once you get past that and the other minor inconveniences, you can really have quite a bit of fun with Zeebox.
Version reviewed: 2..0.2
Requires: Android 2.2 and up
Download size: 5mb