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Zeebox Is Now Beamly: A Popular Social TV App

People who have used social TV app in between 2012 and 2015 will definitely know Zeebox or Beamly. Zeebox was originally a UK-based social TV app co-founded by former CTO of the BBC iPlayer Anthony Rose. It is a second-screen social TV app allowing you to chat live and use the screen sync technology. It’s like having a Weixin chat feature in your TV. In addition, this app also offers you a program lists according to popularity and also the number of your friends who are connected. On top of that, you can also use the features in this app to display the information of the shows or movie you are watching. In short, this app makes your movie life easier.

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Screenshot of Zeebox app on Android devices

In 2014, Zeebox has been rebranded as Beamly. Although the name of the app has been changed, most of the features are still there. For example, Beamly is still offering its broadcasters to see what others are tweeting about a given show, movie, music video, or reality shows. Broadcasters can also leave their own comments with followers or friends who are connected to their Beamly account. What you don’t see in Zeebox is the that Beamly incorporates a bigger range of content discovery and social functionality to keep every user busy with their app all day long. News feeds about broadcaster’s favourite shows is just one to be mentioned.

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Screenshot of Beamly app on iPhone

With so many unique features found in Zeebox or Beamly, it is without doubt this app has reached the United States quickly after it has become famous in the United Kingdom. In 2011, Zeebox has reported with over 2 million monthly active users. Can you imagine 2 million people are watching shows via Beamly app on iOS and Android? “We had a dream which was to create participation TV: instead of just sitting and watching, you would interact with the show. But to build that, we needed a TV guide so you could find shows and sort the guide by what was popular and buzzing,” co-founder and chief technology officer Anthony Rose told The Guardian ahead of the relaunch.

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Beamly App Not Working

Beamly app works on different kind of devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, Windows PC, iOS devices, or any Android phones and tablets. In the last quarter of 2015, Beamly app has been shut down after being acquired by New York based beauty products company, Coty, Inc. Therefore, Beamly app is currently not working. For those who have installed this app in your iOS or Android, you are still able to use it to leave comments on TV shows. If you would like to try this app for free, you can install Blackmart Alpha APK to your Android and then search for Beamly app from Blackmart Market.

In conclusion, whether it is Zeebox or Beamly, it is definitely something very unique and different from other apps we have seen. It is a social TV app but it is also considered a TV guide apps because it tells you what you love to watch. We didn’t see any new app in 2016 but we do hope there are similar or apps better than Beamly appear in the near future, such as 2017 or 2018. Have you used Zeebox or Beamly before? Leave a comment because we are love to hear it!

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How to Transfer Money via WeChat (Weixin)

Years ago, we have heard of people proposing to transfer money via mobile phones. “e-Wallet”, “Mobile Payment”, and “Mobile Money” are a few common words people keep mentioning in the past few years. Today, WeChat (Weixin in its original Chinese version) has made mobile payment easier with its Wallet feature. If you are a WeChat or Weixin user, you can sign up to its Wallet section to transfer money to anyone in your contact even he or she is miles away. In addition to that, you can also buy movie tickets, discount coupons, online voucher, book a cab or make a mobile payment via this awesome Wallet feature.

Other than transferring the money over the air, you can transfer money to another WeChat user who are right beside you. This can be done by scanning a QR code on your recipient’s phone. Follow the step by step guide here to learn how to transfer money via WeChat or Weixin if you have set up your WeChat Wallet with a debit or credit card. It is simpler than learning how to fry an egg. See also: WeChat for Mac OS X

Steps to Transfer Money via Weixin (WeChat)

It takes only 7 simple steps to transfer money to your friend’s WeChat Wallet Balance.

Step 1: Open Weixin and go to Wallet. This feature only available in Weixin 5.3.1 or newer version. The image on the left is from Weixin while the image on the right is from WeChat. They are the same thing but in different language.

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Step 2: In WeChat Wallet, tap on the Transfer button.

transfer money wechat weixin

Step 3: Tap Transfer to Friend and select the recipient from your WeChat contact list.

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Step 4: You will be asked to enter the amount of money you would like to transfer. The displayed thumbnail is the photo of your recipient. Generally, you can only transfer no more than 20,000 RMB (approximately $3000 USD) per day.

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Step 5: Once you have entered the amount, you will be prompted to enter the six-digit WeChat payment password. This is the password you created when you sign up for WeChat wallet.

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Step 6: You will see a confirmation message if the password you entered in step 5 is correct. Just tap Done. Recipient will have to confirm the payment within 24 hours otherwise the fund will be returned to your account. Also, there are required to update their Weixin or WeChat to the latest version in order to receive the fund.

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Step 7: A message will be sent to the receiver notifying them about the payment. The receiver have to click on the message to confirm the payment. On the other hand, the receiver also can reject the payment if they don’t want to receive it. There will be a message sent to you, saying that the transfer is successful or fail.

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Have you ever transfer money via WeChat or Weixin? If you do, please do not shy to share you experience with the comment feature below. It will be interesting to know how many people are actually using WeChat Wallet to make payment.