Starz new series, Da Vinci’s Demons shows viewers, “the secret history of Leonardo da Vinci’s tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius.” To bring this new world to life the network has launched a brand new companion app called, “Da Vinci’s Demons: Citizens of Florence,” a second screen app allowing users to understand the world of Da Vinci beyond the main screen. Here are the details. Read more
It seems like everyone is jumping into original programming these days, including DirecTV with its first show, Rogue, premiering this Wednesday night. Just like House of Cards on Netflix, you have to be a DirecTV subscriber to watch. And DirecTV is going one step further, launching a second-screen app on iPad and iPhone to coincide the premiere. Read more
Last fall Twitter acquired a mobile company called Vine, and today they rolled out what Vine has been building: a mobile app that enables users to take six-second videos with their phones and share and embed them. In many ways, it’s Twitter’s version of a video Instagram. You’re limited to six seconds, just like Twitter holds you to 140 characters.
There’s a new second screen app on the market and it’s not meant to be a viewing companion. FixYa for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, “ is a community based trouble-shooting resource that provides consumer-generated, practical product tips to help consumers solve problems on 8 million products,” including TV related products. Next time your TV is broken, your DVR isn’t working right, or you want to try and mount your new flatscreen on your own download this new video-based fix-it app. Read more
We review a lot of TV discovery apps here at Lost Remote, and Boxfish has brought something new to the table: a TV guide app with real-time search and “live windows” to let you catch a glimpse of what’s airing in real-time. Or to hear the company explain it, “[Boxfish] transforms television from a passive entertainment medium into a truly dynamic source of real-time information.” Read more
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