“Watch With eBay” Combines TV Watching With Rampant Consumerism
Ever thought the advertising on TV simply wasn’t enough goading to buy more stuff? Ever wish advertisers could push links into your hands to buy the stuff they thought you’d want? Well, guess what! eBay does! Watch with eBay wins the crass consumerism award of the day, an unholy combination of watching TV and shopping. Using location data to tap into your local viewing schedule, the app will offer you purchases based on what’s on the tube then and there.
In addition to every piece of merchandising you could ever want [that shirt says Bazinga! Classic!] the app also features eBay Celebrity, which is a uniquely creepy feature described as “learn about your favorite celebrity’s charitable causes and find out what they may shop for on eBay. Shop like a star, and make a difference by contributing to your favorite celebrity causes.” Find out what they may shop for on eBay? What does that even mean?
Here’s the full app description:
Watch with eBay lets you easily find items for sale related to your favorite TV programs. Now you can find sports memorabilia and apparel related to your favorite team while you watch the game. Or find DVDs, signed autographs and other items related to your favorite TV shows and actors. eBay is the first company to offer a tablet shopping experience that surfaces a vast selection of inventory relevant to what you are watching.
Watch with eBay also brings eBay Celebrity, your destination for star favorites, to iPad. Learn about your favorite celebrity’s charitable causes and find out what they may shop for on eBay. Shop like a star, and make a difference by contributing to your favorite celebrity causes.
Sellers, please continue to use eBay for iPad (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ebay-for-ipad/id364203371) to sell and manage your items. This version of Watch with eBay does not support listing or revising items.
- Search or browse an image rich program guide to see what’s on TV based on ZIP code and service provider
- Shop for items related to the TV program and seamlessly search, bid, buy, or pay for items
- Browse popular and recently watched programs
- Find celebrities and learn about their charitable causes
- Shop like your favorite celebrities
- Landscape support only