There’s a reason they call it brain candy. Popular television shows are simple to digest, fun to watch, and are great to experience with friends and family. When the show is over you can watch reruns on your mobile device, but what about a little bit of interactive fun? Developers have come up with iPhone apps that allow you to play along with your favorite TV shows any time of the day or night. Try to beat your favorite champion’s score at your favorite game show, or chat with other fans during your weekly comedy break. You can take your favorite shows along to enjoy whenever you need a break.
‘The Big Bang Theory’
Play along with your favorite geeks on “The Big Bang Theory.” If you open the app while watching reruns of the show on TBS, you’ll get exclusive conversations and content while the show is playing. You’ll also find trivia quizzes, interactive games, and a chat section so you can compare notes with other fans of the show.
‘Wheel of Fortune Platinum’
One of the most popular games shows in history, “Wheel of Fortune” turns the old game Hangman into Hollywood glamor. Play on your iPhone and see if you can beat the game on TV. Unlike older versions of this app, you can actually spin the wheel by touching your iPhone screen.
Fans of this horrifying television show can play along with the hidden object game of the same name. In “Paranormal State: Poison Spring Collector’s Edition,” the paranormal research team investigate mysterious happenings at the site of an old Civil War battle. Join the team as the newest member, find the hidden objects and reunite a ghostly couple to win this creepy game. This is one of the many download games from iWin that you can play on your iPhone.
For fans of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” this app is a must have. Click on the app while watching the show and you’ll get exclusive insider info and real-time conversations. Interact with friends and other fans, watch full episodes and behind the scenes clips, check out future guest stars, read Conan’s blog, watch comedy clips, and more.
If you’ve ever wanted to be a contestant on “Jeopardy,” this may be the closest you’ll ever come to realizing that dream. With this download game you can create your own avatar to give the game the look that you’re actually playing. Sign in at the beginning of the game, just like real contestants. Johnny Gilbert’s voice will announce you and you’ll have a list of 2,700 clues from which your category questions can be chosen. If you’re hooked on the game and play a lot, you can download additional clue game packs which will randomly shuffle themselves into your existing list of answers to be questioned.