Want to earn stuff by merely watching TV? There’s an app for that. A new app slated to be released today for iPhones and iPads rewards viewers for watching shows – the more shows the better. When you tap the screen, Viggle’s software for iPhones and iPads listens to what’s on, recognizes what you’re watching and gives you credit at roughly two points per minute.It even works for shows you’ve saved on a digital video recorder. Rack up 7,500 points, and you’ll be rewarded with a $5 gift card from retailers such as Burger King, Starbucks, Apple’s iTunes, Best Buy and CVS, which you can redeem directly from your device.
What’s wrong with being a couch potato? I’m a couch potato. If I’m going to sit on my ass and just watch TV from 7pm til whenever I sleep, might as well be getting something from it. Now the point per minute to reward reaped ratio may be a little retarded, but it’s still free stuff. It’d take 62 hours and 30 minutes to win a 5 dollar gift card. I’m not sure if that’s worth pressing record every time you start watching a new show. Still, one of those ingenious apps I wish I could’ve thought of first.