DirecTV users can now check-in to their favorite shows and enjoy the social TV experience directly from their television screens, thanks to a new partnership between DirecTV and GetGlue. This is not only the first time that GetGlue has been integrated by a major pay TV provider, but it’s also the first time that GetGlue and DirecTV users have been able to check-in to shows directly from their TV screens, using nothing but their television remote.
There are now three ways for DirecTV subscribers to check-in and share what they are watching with friends—through the DirecTV iPad app, the GetGlue for iPhone, or using the DirecTV remote to check in through GetGlue directly from the TV screen.
Users can also check out what their friends are watching on their television screens as well. This is cool because if you are trying to decide what to watch you can pull up the stream to see what your friends are watching and then watch the same thing by clicking on the stream. Check out the video below to learn more.
Romulo Pontual, executive vice president and CTO of DirecTV says, “Our customers are passionate about their TV programming, and always looking for new ways to engage with DirecTV content. Our integration with GetGlue provides our customers with the perfect platform to connect with one another.” Alex Iskold, founder and CEO of GetGlue adds, “We are excited to announce our first partnership with a TV service provider. DirecTV is a leader in social TV, and with today’s integration, we’re making it that much easier for viewers to share the entertainment content they love with each other.”
This isn’t DirecTV’s first partnership with a social TV platform. At the beginning of September, they announced a partnership with Miso. The Miso social TV app synchronizes with DirecTV customers’ television viewing so that in a single tap the app knows what you’re watching.
DirecTV customers—do you think you’ll be using GetGlue to check in to your favorite shows directly from your television screen? What do you think of all the new social TV options DirecTV is offering their users?
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