Second Screen Roundup: Brightcove, Viggle on Verizon, & The Avengers

Viggle uses the microphone on smartphones to automatically capture and identify the show someone is watching. Users earn points for loyally checking into programs and interacting with others. They can earn extra points by participating in polls and quizzes, watching extra videos, and playing games. The points can then be redeemed from partner brands like Best Buy, Burger King, and Old Navy.

The app is free, and can be downloaded on many Android phones and tablets. Following the launch of Viewdini last month, the Viggle partnership marks another big step by Verizon to take its 4G LTE service into the second screen arena.