When I studied abroad in the spring of 2008, I made friends from all over the world. I had the privilege of meeting great people from Australia, Mexico, Canada, England and more. And one of the harsh realities about coming home was no longer being able to do the simple things with my new buddies, like go to the movies, make dinner, and even watch TV.
But one new app allows comrades who many not be in the same place at the same time to watch and discuss MTV content together. The mobile TV application, dubbed MTV Under The Thumb, was debuted at MTV's trade show tent at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, and is already garnering lots of attention.
Mashable reports that through downloading the app, users get access to on-demand content. It also offers "a social twist:" friends can co-view MTV's content and chat within the app at the same time. Furthermore, they can share their favorite television programs on Facebook and "pair their mobile device with a web browser on a computer, which turns the device into a remote control or a second screen."
Some of MTV's most popular TV shows are already available on the app including Teen Mom and Jersey Shore. Other sections like celebrity gossip and "What's Hot" are also sure to appeal to the app's intended audience -- "notoriously distracted Millennials."
While MTV Under The Thumb can be downloaded on iOS and Android in many countries across Europe, it's not expected to make it to the US anytime soon. Would you use the application if introduced in America?