Viggle is a downloadable app which promises to “make TV more rewarding” by giving people the ability to earn points which they can exchange into rewards just by watching their favorite television programs.
According to Viggle.com, this application works by allowing you to “check in” to your favorite TV shows – or any TV shows – while you’re watching. Once the app identifies the show you are watching, you will receive points.
At times, certain television shows will be featured and you will receive extra points when you watch them. They also offer a variety of extra features to help you earn even more points by interacting with the shows you watch.
Viggle LIVE provides you with interactive trivia, voting, and polls in relation to the shows you are watching, while MyGuy is a fantasy sports program which recognizes the teams playing when you check in. The better you do with your fantasy sports team, the more Viggle points you will earn.
Unfortunately this application is only available for members with Android and Apple phones, as well as currently running a promotion which offers bonus points to Viggle DirecTV members.
Once you have earned your points, you can exchange them for your rewards. These items include movie tickets and gift cards which they promise are for major, nationwide brand name companies, like Burger King, Old Navy, and Fandango. Or, if you prefer, they give you the option to transfer your points into a charitable donation.
Viggle Support has a page full of FAQs and tips to help their customers understand how to best use their app and avoid frustration and complaints. For example, if you mostly watch recorded programs, you can still receive credit for checking in to these programs, but those which were available on live TV and recorded within the last 7 days.
If you have any experience with this mobile app, please leave your Viggle reviews below.
6 ‘Viggle’ Reviews
Totally not worth it
This app is totally not worth it. There are no products or gift cards to get for your points. Just downloads for music and tv shows an ebooks. Here is my Viggle experience:
I did the math and realized when they used to have prizes, I was earning about 20 cents an hour of my time based on prize values--and that was usually maximizing bonus shows, quizzes, and music daily. It is not as easy as "just checking into a show". Prob 80% of points eligible to earn are by watching ads, actively doing quizzes, or actively checking into multiple songs per day.
Anyway, I vowed to them to continue telling and spreading my experience until this company is buried, and I got silence from their customer service. I am not surprised their stock value has dropped 86% year to date and is hovering around 0.50.
Not recommended. Poor service and nothing tangible to offer.
I started Viggle about three months ago when they had cool things to get with points earned: iPad, Oakley sunglasses, Sony headphones, etc.
Now, they don't offer anything. Not even the crappy Twizzler or Viggle t-shirts.
You can get e-books, music and movies but that is not what I want.
If you like that kind of stuff you might like Viggle.
Used to not have ads between each song match but now you do. What a pain.
I would NOT RECOMMEND this app to anyone.
Worth the time.
Viggle is not a scam.
That said, there are three ways to earn points. Checking into television shows where you receive 1 point per minute (some shows have bonuses as much as 15X). You can check in for 12 hours a day (720 points plus any bonuses). You are able to exit out of the phone app and remain checked in to the show. Usually it recognizes the show to check you in on the first time.
Second, checking into songs at 100 (it was 50), points per song. 20 songs per day (2000 points a day).
Third, watching videos (and an advertisement) on wetpaint.com for 50 points (was 25) per video. You can watch 200 videos a day for a total of 10,000 points.
You can currently get up to 12,000 points per day (I believe it's going back to 6,000) soon. I ordered a Keurig coffee pot for around 500,000 points on a Thursday and it arrived at my door the following Tuesday. I've never contacted their customer service, so I can't rate them. You can log into your account with up to five devices, but only one at a time (they say this, but I'm often logged in with both phone and computer). Also, I've logged into my account to use it in more than ten different states, so area code is irrelevant.
Rewards: I've used Viggle for less than a year, but I have thought the reward products are worth the time, K-cups, PS4, TV's, headphones, kitchenware, Dyson Vacuum, iPad Air... The other rewards are are unimpressive. I've never seen a gift card listed, sweepstakes seem a waste, the deals aren't good (% off for places I don't shop and on things I don't want), there is one charity listed, and Viggle products. I assume most people use their points on videos or music I've never and don't plan on doing this. Stick with the products.
A Slightly Annoying App but Not All Bad
This app will only let you login on one mobile device at a time and only works in the land of the area code of a person's mobile phone number which would sound disappointing, but what matters more is that Viggle is not actually a scam. I redeemed points on Puma sport-hybrid earbuds and got them 12 days after I ordered them.
A waste thanks to horrible customer service!
Viggle was actually fun at first, and it's easy to participate.
When I attempted to redeem 39,000 points for an iTunes gift card, the 'reward code' they provided did not work.
I sent a message to Customer Service, 3 days later the response indicated I had probably not entered the code correctly. I double and triple-checked to be sure this was not the problem.
I advised them I had done exactly as instructed. I had no further word from them. No attempt to resolve this was received from them. Now over a week later, I will delete the app. and chalk this up to bad treatment by an app that doesn't meet it's stated purpose.
Viggle not worth my time
Firs to all, you check in to a tv show, but then if you get a text, do anything else on the ipad, then go back to Viggle, you have to check in all over again, therefore even while watching the tv show you basically can't do anything else on your ipad while it's listening to your tv otherwise you lose points. I have enough points to get a Reward, yet most of the day there isn't 1 reward and wen there is, it's ONE reward for something I don't want.. Redbox is the popular one. There should be a choice. Plus the Reward is only up for a couple hours, then the Reward section is blank. Just not worth my time when I can't even use my ipad for anything else when checked int o viggle.