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BeeTV integrates social TV into new apps

Social TV company BeeTV is bringing together TV viewing, checkins and social conversation into a new iPhone app, and it also released an improvement to its existing iPad app. BeeTV HD integrates with Facebook and Twitter enabling users to see what their friends and other social webbies are saying about the show.

The interface is pretty easy – there’s a big box that asks “what are you watching?” It matches the show and users can see what’s being tweeted (or Facebooked) about it:

In addition, the site lists, in real time, which shows are trending:

BeeTV also enables users to set up filters to see what specific people are saying. You can set your filter just to see your friends, or to include celebrity tweets and other accounts. Writes the press release: “The next time a user watches ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and wants to carry on a bromance with Neil Patrick Harris, BeeTV will make it easy.”

(Thank goodness.)

You can type status updates from within the app, sharing on both the Facebook and Twitter platforms at the same time. As with all of the emerging social television apps, we’ll see which ones shake out. Companies are competing to be the social TV app platform, and this is still very early in that race.

The BeeTV app is free.

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