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The New Viggle App: Great If You Sit on the Couch and Watch TV A lot

Want to earn stuff by watching TV? An app for that just made its debut yesterday.

"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. 

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. 

You can earn bonus points for checking into certain shows, signing up and watching ads. The idea behind Viggle is that by giving people an added reason to watch TV, the size of the audience will increase, thereby allowing makers of shows to earn more money from advertisers. Versions for Android devices and computers are coming."

Watching TV is really turning into a social event, besides tweeting about your favorite shows, now you're rewarded for watching them. So the more you watch, the more points you earn. Coach potatoes are happy now!