We’ve covered Tunerfish, Comcast’s attempt at social video discovery, several times. Incubated by the Plaxo team, Tunerfish made its real world debut in June; featuring a deal with HBO. And in August, Tunerfish released its first iPhone app, allowing users to interact with TV shows on the go. Today, the Tunerfish is extending its mobile platform to Android phones with the launch of a new free app.
Similar to the iPhone app, Tunerfish for Android allows people to share with a single click what they are watching, on their social network(s) of choice. Tunerfish also displays which TV shows are trending among your friends, which gives users a way to discover shows they are not yet familiar with. And users are encourages to check-in to shows and movies.
While TV check-ins via Tunerfish in October were up 500% compared with July, the site has only seen 60,000 check-ins in October, compared to the millions of check-ins per month that GetGlue, a competitor, is currently seeing per month. But the Comcast-NBC deal could help Tunerfish out in terms of partnerships.