Note to readers: GetGlue is now known as tvtag.
Summertime beckons, the season for blockbuster movies, beach reads and amusing TV shows. You want to make the most of your Summer by checking out the hottest entertainment but you’re stuck not knowing where to start. GetGlue is a social network to help you discover different types of entertainment and share what you’re enjoying with others.
Think of GetGlue as Foursquare for entertainment. When you’re watching a movie or TV show, reading a book or checking out a new song, check into GetGlue to see how many others have checked in, read their comments, and leave comments of your own. It’s like watching with a group of friends or joining a book club from the comfort of your home.
You sign up for GetGlue with either your email address or your Facebook account from their website or an app on your mobile device. Pick a user name (choose wisely as this can’t be changed) and upload a profile picture or use the one from your Facebook account.
GetGlue covers a wide range of entertainment. You can check in for movies, TV shows, sporting events, books, magazines, movies, podcasts, video games, board games, or whatever else might be entertaining you at the moment.
Your check-ins are public by default, meaning the world can see what you’re reading, viewing, etc. If you want to keep your check-ins private, set your preferences to Private so you can control who sees them. If you keep your check-ins private you can still see others’ public check-ins.
A great feature of GetGlue is that it helps you discover people who have similar tastes to yours. Go to the Who To Follow page to get recommendations of people who like the same types of entertainment that you do.
If you connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts you can follow your friends and see their check-ins on GetGlue.
GetGlue also makes recommendations of books, movies, TV shows and other entertainment you might like and tells you why it made the recommendations. These recommendations are a fun and easy way to discover new entertainment tailored to your tastes.
Thinking of seeing Men in Black III but want to know what others think first? Check out GetGlue to see how many people checked in and what they said about the movie. See what your friends and people you follow said about the film to know whether it’s worth seeing.
Another fun feature of GetGlue is earning rewards. You can earn stickers by checking in to TV shows, movies and other categories. GetGlue offers Limited Event stickers for special episodes of tv shows and for special events, such as the Super Bowl, opening day of a movie or the premier of a new TV series. You can also earn Season Fan and Super Fan stickers for your favorite TV shows.
You can either content yourself with virtual stickers or request that actual, physical stickers be sent to you in the mail. For free. That’s right, no postage or handling charges at all. The only restriction is that they will only send you a maximum of 20 stickers at a time (the maximum number that can be sent using a First Class stamp).
GetGlue often partners with different entertainment companies to bring fans discounts and prizes. GetGlue and Showtime recently offered free DVD’s to GetGlue fans of Showtime series, such as Dexter, The Borgias and Nurse Jackie.
Want to see what’s hot right now? Check out Trending Topics which will show you which events, movies, music, etc. have the most check-ins. You can view check-ins for each category and see how many people checked in for each event. Read the comments and see whether what’s hot suits your style.
GetGlue apps are available free for:
- Android devices at Google Play
- iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store
- Windows Phones in the Windows Marketplace
This fun video from GetGlue shows you how it works:
Whether you want to see what’s hot, share an experience, get cool stickers or get recommendations, check out GetGlue.
Have you joined GetGlue yet? Do you enjoy getting recommendations according to your tastes? Do you like sharing your thoughts with others? Let us know in the Comments section below!