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Earn rewards by watching TV with Viggle for Android

Because it's fun to get rewarded for doing something that you'd be doing anyway.

Still making time to catch your favorite shows on TV? Well, why not get rewarded for doing just that? Viggle is an Android app that lets you check in to the shows you're watching at that moment. It works sort of like Shazam does for music (and TV on iOS): the app listens to the TV and then compares character voices or other sounds within their database to get the show's name.

After checking in, you'll be rewarded with points. The point values differ from show to show, with featured shows granting more. So what can you do with these points? You can exchange them for gift cards (like Barnes & Noble or iTunes) or even tangible gadgets (like an iPod Touch).

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

To get started using the app, you'll need to grab a beta copy from the Web site. After that, sign up for an account within the app.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Next you'll need enter your zip code and select your cable provider. This is likely necessary so Viggle will know which shows are available in your area and which shows to compare audio against when checking in.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

When you're watching a show and ready to check in, simply tap the Check In tab and then touch the large Viggle logo. Once the show is identified, its information page and point value will pop up for you to see. That's it! Now you just need to keep checking in to your favorite shows to earn points.

No, I'm not still watching Friends, it just happened to be the only thing on besides the news at 5:50 p.m. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Another feature of note within Viggle is the capability to set a reminder for certain shows. This will tell you when a new episode is coming on so you can be ready to check in and earn your points.

A sample of the rewards you can earn using Viggle. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Keep in mind that the app is in beta, so you are likely to experience some bugs. Overall, it works and looks great -- even at this early stage. Give it a try and tell us how it works for you in the comments.

(Via AndroidPolice)