After a long wait, FX Networks announced today that its comprehensive Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" will finally be made available to fans tomorrow. The app (which requires a cable subscription login) will include clips, trivia, and access to all 552 Simpsons episodes including current episodes made available the day after they air on Fox, not to mention a bunch of other goodies the network revealed at TCA back in July. Said Simpsons showrunner Al Jean: "Hello 'Simpsons World,' goodbye free time! Seriously."
Check out the full list of "Simpsons World" features below:
Netflix unveiled a new app today, inspired by the new season of Arrested Development. (SPOILERS FROM THE NEW SEASON FOLLOW) It's called Fakeblock, a digital woodblock instrument just like the one George Michael invents. The description of the free app reads, "With over 100 million users, Fakeblock is the OC's most popular digital wood instrument. Entertain guests with life-like stereo wood percussion sounds. Appeal to potential dates and family members with high-def woodgrain imagery. It's not just a woodblock, it's a lifestyle." The website also says, "Fakeblock is produced by Gobias Industries under license from the Bluth-Austero Company." Head on over to Fakeblock.com or download the app for Android[...]
Funny or Die's making a move into iPad content like many other comedy creators – but this app will represent a distinct publication, a "digital magazine" called The Occasional (see the cover of the first issue below). A "satire of the magazine format itself," the publication will cost $1.99 per bimonthly issue, or $9.99 a year. And while it's produced by the same people who make Funny or Die's videos, The Occasional will take advantage of its digital format with features like interactive Marc Maron-voiced games and projected Mitt Romney hair timelines.
Any prediction on the outcome of Funny or Die's experiment? On one hand, ten bucks is [...]
When we think about late night shows trying to appeal to the unruly youths of today, there's one tried-and-true technique that guarantees anyone (even Bill Cosby) some street cred. Other than doing a Reddit AMA, I mean. Apps! Apps, glorious apps, Blackberry or iPhone! Some of them can rap, others can just play tones. (That was to the tune of "Food, Glorious, Food," from the musical Oliver!, you uncultured plebeians.)
Back in April it was announced that a comprehensive digital Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" was in the works at FXX to coincide with the network's 12-day marathon next month, and at TCA today the network revealed more details. Here are just some of the features that Simpsons World will offer, via HitFix:
- Every episode ever, in an order that's easy to browse, but also easy to search.
- A search function that allows you to quickly find — and share across social media — your favorite Simpsons joke or scene.
- Ability to curate your own playlists of episodes and/or scenes, and a learning [...]
Comedy Central has a great new free stand-up app out today called CC:Stand-Up that allows you to stream hours and hours of stand-up on your iPhone or iPad and it even recommends comedians similar to the comedians you like in case you somehow have trouble finding comedians you like in this wonderful comedy-saturated era we live in.
But of course there is an iPad app that tells the animated story of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail! One half of the app is devoted to interaction with the Blu-ray disk of the movie; the other "follows the six main actors in 2012 as they relive each hour of filming," complete with descriptions of script changes, outtakes and photos. If this app sounds worthy of a noble quest to you, grip your coconuts by the husk and head to the iTunes store.
Comedy Central announced today that they've launched a new app offering up access to hundreds of episodes of hit shows and standup. The app, free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, will offer the most recent season of South Park as well as next-day full episodes of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and @midnight to all users for free, plus preview episodes of upcoming shows TripTank and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.
Users who sign in with their cable or satellite provider will get access to nearly 200 episodes of hit Comedy Central shows, including full seasons of Broad City, Workaholics, Kroll Show, Futurama, Review, Trip Tank, [...]
The New Yorker just launched its iPhone app today, a slick little number that allows you to read David Grann's reportage on the subway without New York Post readers giving you the stinkeye. In order to educate readers and potential subscribers on the ins and outs of the app, the magazine hired Lena Dunham to make a little instructional video for them. It's a strange one, made to look like some sort of public access talkshow from the 80s or 90s in an alternate universe in which everyone knew what iPhones and iPads were and Jon Hamm was on public access. It's like if Tim and Eric got [...]
Oh, baby. I can't decide whether I'd rather play the free Simpsons game for iPhone and iPad, or watch Homer play it. Probably play, since the game features original content from the writers and lets you level up to playing as other family members. Beware, though, that while the app is free, the iTunes list of "Top In-App Purchases" includes "Boatload of 2400 Donuts" for $99.99. This could get expensive fast.
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