LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Just in time for fall television and the NFL season, the Spoiler Shield app is available for free in the iTunes App Store, offering the ultimate spoiler protection. Frustrated television viewers, sports fans, and social media buffs now have a way to watch broadcasts at their convenience, yet still check Facebook and Twitter anytime without accidentally seeing spoilers. Finally, iOS users juggling time-shifted broadcasts can enjoy the freedom to watch, read, DVR and stream without worry.
“One of our main motivators was The Game of Thrones ‘Red Wedding’ episode backlash. That was the tipping point when we decided to create Spoiler Shield.”
The app is simple and easy to use. It offers shields for over 30 popular TV shows – such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Survivor, The Bachelor, and The Voice, among others – as well as every NFL and MLB team. When Spoiler Shield is activated for a specific television program or sports franchise, a gold shield covers any spoiling post. Users also see the event title and name of the person posting, so they can decide whether to reveal the post or not – simply double-tap to remove any shield and read the full post.
Spoiler Shield’s proprietary algorithm is designed to block any post that could potentially spoil a show or game. With a single touch, a user can select a television series or team to shield, and the technology does the rest. The shields ensure all spoilers are covered while everything else on a user’s feed remains visible.
Josh Solt and Matthew Loew, co-founders of Spoiler Shield, are avid sports fans and television enthusiasts. “We were tired of our friends spoiling sports scores and TV show plot twists through social media,” says Solt. “One of our main motivators was The Game of Thrones ‘Red Wedding’ episode backlash. That was the tipping point when we decided to create Spoiler Shield.”
Shields are updated in real time to stay current with popular TV shows, ongoing sports developments, and the latest hashtags. Spoiler Shield’s demo video provides additional examples of the app’s user-friendly experience.
Loew adds, “Like many sports fans, I record games to watch later. I was sick of hiding from my Facebook and Twitter until I watched the game. Spoiler Shield lets users stay connected, yet remain in control.”
Solt and Loew note that social television grew three-fold in the last year. Also, nearly 80% of social network users between the ages of 13 and 49 visit their social media while watching television.* In this day and age, spoiler alert protection has become a cultural necessity. Additionally, with DVR penetration and online streaming growing, more people are watching time-shifted programs than ever before.
An Android version of Spoiler Shield is coming soon.
To stay socially connected and spoiler protected, visit www.SpoilerShield.com.
*The Hollywood Reporter