How to 'Check In' From Your Couch This New Year’s

Planning to stay on your couch this New Year's Eve, but want your friends to think you're partying like a rock star in Times Square instead? Well, it's not 1999 so, of course, there's an app for that...

Planning to stay on your couch this New Year’s Eve, but want your friends to think you’re partying like a rock star in Times Square instead? Well, it’s not 1999 so, of course, there’s an app for that…

A partnership between the first music video channel, the first 24/7 cable news network and the first entertainment-centric geolocation social network, will let you ‘check in’ to Times Square when the clock strikes midnight, via your mobile device.

GetGlue, the app that allows users to ‘check in’ to sources of entertainment, has brought its brand to primetime by offering virtual stickers to users who check in to CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin or MTV’s New Year’s Bash with Whitney Cummings and Jersey Shore cast members Pauly D and Snooki.

And don’t expect just a virtual sticker like Foursquare or Facebook’s Places. No, GetGlue is going primetime, offering users who check into the live broadcasts on New Years night from the GetGlue app on their phone or iPad a custom sticker, in the mail.

And the early birds and overachievers in the New Year’s crowd who really want to show off to their friends can an additional sticker by checking in to New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin before 11 p.m. ET on December 31st.

GetGlue is a pioneer, along with competitor sites like TunerFish and Miso, in attempting to bring what Foursquare did for locations to the entertainment world. Most well known for its work in reviving “must see TV,” GetGlue also works for books, music and video games, generating recommendations based on your behavior.

The site has offered stickers and other incentives for shows like HBO’s True Blood and USA Network’s Psych before, but this marks one of its first attempts to drive users to tune in to a live event, GetGlue CEO Alex Iskold told Mashable.