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Impulse Screen => General Discussion => Topic started by: rknight on January 29, 2014, 11:30:45 AM

Title: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: rknight on January 29, 2014, 11:30:45 AM
We asked some IceTV users how they use their mobile or tablet device while watching TV. So far we've had some interesting answers that fall under these main categories:

SEARCH: Looking up information related to the TV show that they're watching (eg information on actors or a movie)
SHOPPING: Buying things or searching for things to buy
SOCIAL: Checking Facebook and social media sites, checking email
ENTERTAINMENT: Watching catch up TV on the device

How do you use a mobile or tablet while watching TV? Do you fall into any of the categories? If so, what is your main activity?
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: prl on January 29, 2014, 01:37:47 PM
Almost not at all. Occasionally search.
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: JPP on January 29, 2014, 05:01:18 PM
To set ICETV recording timers when I see a new show being advertised.

Looking forward when the new ICETV PVR gets released so that I can do it from the PVR itself (ala Humax).
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: rknight on February 03, 2014, 02:18:30 PM
Thanks for your contributions.

Search did come up a few times in the survey that we conducted, with users of IceTV searching on a second screen looking for content related to a show - such as information on an actor or about a movie.

Do you think it's a better experience to search for information yourself (say on Google), or have information delivered to you that's relevant to the show you're watching and even location based (eg a special offer on movie tickets to a movie at your local cinema that features an actor that is in the show you're watching on TV)?
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: prl on February 03, 2014, 06:07:33 PM
... have information delivered to you that's relevant to the show you're watching and even location based (a special offer on movie tickets to a movie at your local cinema that features an actor that is in the show you're watching on TV)?
I use a PVR in part to avoid advertising, so no, thanks.

I'm quite capable of looking for the information I want when I want it.
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: rknight on February 04, 2014, 01:21:08 PM
Hi Peter, thanks for your feedback. It's really valuable to us to have all opinions and to understand the potential value of what we are offering and the audience that would most use it.

Thanks again,
Rebecca
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: rknight on February 04, 2014, 01:24:23 PM
What about social interaction on a second screen while watching a TV show? Do you find you check email or message on Facebook during a show? Do you multi-task?
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: Vortical on February 07, 2014, 10:47:28 PM
What about social interaction on a second screen while watching a TV show? Do you find you check email or message on Facebook during a show? Do you multi-task?

Personally I either watch tv or email I never do both at the same time.
Trying to "multi-task" while watching tv your never actually concentrating 100% on either task.

I certainly don't want what your proposing with Impulse Screen. Also I can't be bothered with any of new the social networking things either like facebook, twitter, instagram etc.. it's just one big waste of time.

So I think your looking in the wrong area get ideas and to market your product.

Like prl said we use IceTV and PVR's to skip advertising because time is precious to us.
Title: Re: How do you use your Mobile or Tablet while watching TV?
Post by: prl on February 11, 2014, 05:30:57 PM
My mobile phone tells me when I have emails, and I'll glance at them while watching TV, but I don't answer email from my phone unless I absolutely have to.

Like Vortical, I haven't yet found a need to use Facebook and suchlike. I don't have an account on any of them.