Read tweets about what's on TV with Live 140

Check out live tweet streams about the things you're watching on TV right now!

OneLouder Apps

Are you a person who uses another media device, like a phone or tablet, while you're watching TV? Live 140: Tweet Streams for TV, by OneLouder Apps, lets you see what others watching the same show as you are saying about it on Twitter.

OneLouder has taken care of the guessing and searching for hashtags, leaving you with a list of shows to easily browse. Additionally, the content curators at OneLouder have added celebrities from many shows into the list of tweets so you can follow their thoughts from behind the camera.

Setup

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Download a copy of Live 140 for your Android device and log in with your Twitter account to start browsing tweets about shows. You can also link your Facebook account by pressing the menu button in the top left-hand corner, going to Settings > Facebook, and then logging-in.

Find the tweets you want to read

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At the top of the app you'll see a collection of images representing each show that Live 140's content curators have set up for you. Tap on one of your favorite shows, and tweets relating to that show will be displayed below.

Is one of your favorite shows missing? You can quickly search for it. Tap the menu in the top left-hand corner and type in the name of the show. After searching, you can view accounts related to the show, lists others have created for the show (which occasionally includes a list by the TV network that the show is on), and tweets about the show. If you're looking at the Tweets tab, you can tap the Save icon in the bottom right-hand corner to keep that list for later. To access the list again, press the Menu button in the app, then Search. You will see your saved searches load on the search screen.

Participating in the discussion

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Want to participate in the live stream of tweets? Tap on the compose button near the top right-hand corner (hint: it's the box with the feather pen through it) and type your thoughts. If you're tweeting about a show or sport, remember to include a hash tag with the show title or acronym so others can find your tweet.

Reading content at a later time

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Live 140 also features Instapaper, Pocket and Readability integration. Open Settings > Read Later > then log in to your service of choice. This option will allow you to skip reading longer links on Twitter so you can spend more time watching your actual show.

If you really want to go the distance and curate your all of your own lists, you might like OneLouder's other Twitter app: Slices for Twitter. Check out  Jason Parker's review  for all of the details.


 

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