How To Get The Most From Viggle
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Table of Contents
- The Basics of Earning Points
- Stay Checked in for 12 hours
- Make A List
- Use a timer
- Sunday Sports Package for DirecTV users
- Connect your Viggle Account with your DirecTV account
- Do A Manual Check-In if needed
- Previously On…
- DVR it
- Play Along
Things To Know:
- You can only be checked in 12 hours a day; the time runs from 12am ET to 11:59pm ET.
- You can only do a manual check-in on a show that is 60 minutes or less. If it’s one of those shows that go over a minute or two, you have to do an actual audio check in.
- You can manually check into any sporting event (not a sports show like a 2-hour Sports Center, or a pre-game type show).
- You are allowed to earn up to 6,000 points a day in total, most of which is bonus points (ad engagements, check-in bonuses, Viggle Live, MyGuy, etc); 720 of that is regular check-in (watch) points (which is basically 12 full hours of check-ins in a 24-hour period).
The Basics Of Earning Points:
1) Stay checked in for 12 hours! If you watch a show that runs past midnight, those points (check-in, and bonus if applicable) will apply to the next day aka the day it ended on. Reference your Check-In History, and whenever your show ended, that’s the time (12 hours later) that you need to start checking in again. Example:
You check into a movie you’re watching at 11:30pm. Your Points History shows that it ended at 2 a.m. in the morning. That means you’re already 2 hours into your next 12-hour check-in period. So you need to start checking in at 2pm that same day. You already have 2 hours under your belt, and 2p-midnight is 10 hours. Therefore 2+10=12. If you check in earlier, just keep track of the time so you don’t go over 12-hours. Many make this mistake and are unable to check-in during prime time when most bonus shows are on.
2) Make a List! Keep track on our blog. Each day there will be new shows added and updated for you to get bonus points. Feel free to cut and paste it into Notepad (or TextEdit for Mac users) and keep track of your check-ins. On our list, when we’re checked into a show, we’ll type “IN -” in front of the show. When we’re done, and move onto the next one we type “DONE” in front of the show we just completed, and “IN -” in front of the next show we checked into. Run down the list until it’s done.
3) Use a timer! You must to be checked into a show for 10 minutes to get the bonus points attached by Viggle. If there are multiple shows in an hour’s time block, it’s a great way to stay on track to get them all. As soon as you check into a show, set a timer for 10 minutes on your device, and hit Go. Once the time ends, check into the next show on that night’s list. If you start at the top of the hour, you can pretty much get every show in a time block.
When we list shows on the blog, we put them in order of preferred check-in. We list 30 minute shows first, then 1 hour networks - network then cable, then any show over 1 hour - network then cable. If a show is more than one hour, we’ll list the time it ends. We’ll also list ViggleLive movies at the end of that hour’s block. If it’s unknown, we’ll often note when a show is only 30 minutes.
4) Sunday Sports Package for DirecTV Users! There are multiple sports events (Football) on the 700 tier. On Sunday, usually starting at 1pm, you can check into all the football games, and get DTV exclusive bonus points. You can get that schedule & add it to your list, by finding the ad in the Viggle carousel on Friday or Saturday, or first thing Sunday morning. Most game times are Eastern, so check your listings to be sure. Every 10 minutes, check into the next game either via audio or manually. Fortunately you’re able to check into sports manually. We post the full Sunday Sports Package of games as its own entry, when it’s applicable.
5) Connect Your Viggle Account with Your DirecTV account! For new Viggle users, who are already DirecTV customers, or plan to switch to DirecTV within 30 days of signing up for Viggle, link your accounts for a one-time 5,000 bonus. In your Viggle account settings, choose to connect your DirecTV account, and enter your DTV acct info. Enter “DIRECTV” when prompted for the promo code. Once you connected the two accounts, you’ll get exclusive bonus points for shows that are offered only by DirecTV (we note that in the daily schedule).
6) Do A Manual Check-In If Needed! If you don’t have a particular channel, but can still do a manual check in, do so! The points are there for the getting, so get them! If you don’t have Showtime or Starz, but there is an original show on like Dexter or Banshee or Boss or Boardwalk Empire that offers bonus points, then do a manual check-in to get the points. (Just be sure to get the right channel & time for the show, as there are many Showtime & Starz channels. Check the episode’s title on the guide on your cable/satellite box), and cross check that with the episode in My Shows in the app (not Points History).
7) Previously On… Try not to check into the “Previously On….” segment of a show. Sometimes, those scenes from the previous week’s episodes can throw Viggle off, and you will be checked into the previous episode (for which you’ll get bonus points). Wait until the new stuff starts to play, then click Check In on Viggle. Follow Item 6’s cross-check suggestion to be sure you’re in the right episode.
8) DVR It! If you need to, you can DVR most shows for a later check in. However, you must check-in by 8am ET the next morning. Anytime after that, and you won’t get any bonus points attached, but you will get watch points up to a week after the original airing. If the show is part of a Streak, Quest or Trek (see sidebar for current contests), you have to check into those shows at the time of airing, not via DVR, to qualify for the resulting bonus prize.
9) Play Along! If Viggle offers a Play Along with ViggleLive or MyGuy for a sport game, get into it. You don’t have to know much about football or basketball on MyGuy. Watch the Leaderboard and see who people are choosing, once you enter the room. Sometimes you can just choose a team’s defense in general. If it’s basketball, check the Leaderboard to see who the popular player is, and go with that. You don’t need to stay checked into the actual game for MyGuy to play. (If the game isn’t a bonus check-in, you don’t have to check-in at all to play along. See here on how to find the game’s MyGuy.)
How Points Work
Most any points you earn count toward your 6,000 limit. 720 of those are allowed to be watch points, meaning the basic points you earn for being checked into a show. 1 minute = 1 point.
The types of points that do count toward your daily 6,000 limit include (but not limited to) the following:
- Watch Points
- Check-In Bonus
- ViggleLive (check the daily schedule for + or # for ViggleLive opportunities)
- MyGuy (MyGuy is only for football and basketball)
- Ad engagements (the +5, +50, +75 ads in the carousel aka What’s On, or via any show page)
- DirecTV only bonus
- Check into a commercial noted in the What’s On section of the app (eg: McDonald’s Monopoly; Clorox, etc.)
- Bonuses after a Streak, Trek, or Quest (ie: “check into 3 of the 5 featured shows, and receive +200 bonus points”)
There are three types of points that do not count toward your 6,000 daily allowance.
- Offer Wall - any point reward from the Offer Wall does not count toward your daily 6000.
- Customer Service Adjustments - if Viggle makes some sort of adjustment to your account, whether for missing check-in points, missing bonus, etc, those noted as “Customer Service Adjustment” in your Points History do not count toward your daily 6000.
- Registration Bonus For DirecTV - There is a 5,000 bonus for new Viggle accounts. Within 30 days of signing up for the first time with Viggle, connect your DirecTV account, and receive a one-time 5,000 bonus. This is a Viggle offer, not a DirecTV offer. Existing Viggle users, that have an account older than 30 days, who happen to switch over to DirecTV are not eligible for the bonus. New Viggle customers: enter “DIRECTV” when prompted to receive the 5,000 bonus.