zeebox Second Screen Social TV Comes to Android

written by: Richard Kastelein

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zeebox has just announced a new Android release of its award-winning social TV app, including an optimised experience for 10-inch Android tablets with a full 7-day TV guide search, more ways to discover unique TV and great interactive content for the top shows.

The Android tablet version says zeebox -  delivers the best TV guide around – enabling TV viewers to find great telly by tracking buzz, audience, what the stars are watching and more. 

Users can also remote-control their TVs and select set-top boxes to instantly get to their favourite shows and have all the social action at their fingertips and zeebox delivers instant interactive experiences customised for the top shows, including polls, trivia, exclusive videos and synchronised information tags.

“Our Android users have been very vocal about wanting a full-featured tablet version of zeebox,” said Ernesto Schmitt, CEO and co-founder of zeebox. “Today we are delighted to launch zeebox in all its glory for 10-inch tablets: the best TV guide, with all the social action around your favourite shows in a single place.”

zeebox – has taken the US, UK and Australia by storm – uniquely enabling consumers to discover what’s hot on TV right now, to follow their favourite stars’ TV viewing, get access to exclusive content related to top shows and even buy the products they see on screen.


Zeebox partners with some of the world’s biggest broadcasters, who contribute content to the zeebox app and increasingly integrate zeebox features with their top prime-time shows. 

On Android smartphones and tablets, zeebox app is a fast, slick, integrated way to enhance TV viewing across more handsets than ever before, including 1080p devices like Droid DNA, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.

The brainchild of former EMI executive Ernesto Schmitt and BBC iPlayer CTO Anthony Rose, zeebox has led global innovation in the market of TV companion apps since launching in 2011. The company is backed by BSkyB, Comcast, NBCUniversal and Viacom and its app is live in the US, UK, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

The app is available now for download in the Google Play store here.

About the Author

Richard Kastelein
Founder of The Hackfest, publisher of TV App Market and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, University of Cologne, sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy - Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.

Kastelein has spoken (& speaking) on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen (TEDx), Kuala Lumpur, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Rio, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich...

He's been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged & AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.

A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.

He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe, to Holland.

A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his career began in the Canadian Native Press and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired, The Guardian & Virgin. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French. 

One of Kastelein's TV formats was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012. 

Currently involved in a number of startups including publishing TV App Market online, The Hackfest and Tripsearch TV. As CSO for Worldticketshop he helped build a $100m company.

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