Apr 25 AT 11:35 AM Taylor Wimberly 11 Comments

Viggle is the perfect companion app for the NBA playoffs

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Fantasy sports games make watching live sports more fun, but not everyone wants to invest the time into drafting a team or playing out an entire season. Thankfully Viggle has come to the rescue with MyGuy Fantasy Sports, an app that lets you participate in instant fantasy challenges and earn real rewards. I’ve been using Viggle this week as I watch my San Antonio Spurs┬ámarch towards the NBA Finals, and I’ve had a blast competing with other players.

Joining a MyGuy game is super easy and it only takes a few minutes to get started. All you need to do is launch the Viggle app, check-in to the game you are watching, and then join a MyGuy challenge. Each MyGuy game includes up to 10 people, and you can start playing when the game begins or at any point after that.

Once you are inside a MyGuy game, you get to choose a starter from either team. Every time your selected player does something good (field goal, steal, block, free throw, or rebound), your score goes up. If your player does three positive things in a row, then you go on a streak and earn double points (similar to being on fire in NBA JAM). You are free to change players at any time during the game, and a leaderboard helps you keep track of which players the other fantasy competitors have selected.

There is a joy in competing with others and talking smack during the game, but Viggle Rewards adds another bonus for participating. Viggle Points are handed out at the end of each MyGuy game and they can be exchanged for prizes like a gift card to Foot Locker, CVS, Old Navy, or JC Penny, a free month of Hulu Plus or Spotify Premium, or a free pizza from Papa Johns. Most of the rewards are of the gift card or coupon code variety, but they rotate them frequently and there are some premium prizes if you decide to save up your points.

If you plan to tune in to an NBA game tonight or anytime over the coming weeks, download Viggle and give MyGuy Fantasy Sports a try.

 

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  • RJ3

    People should be wary of giggle. Despite the servers being slow and often freezing,they seem to cancel your account if you earn too many points. They then refuse to give you any explanation. This happened to me the morning I was going to redeem my 200k points. I then saw similar stories on Twitter and Google play reviews. All saying the same thing…the company at least owes it to users to give them an explanation and let them explain themselves if there’s some allegation. If you

    It’s a disturbing trend for active users

  • Christopher Wueste

    Been a member of this site for a long time now Taylor and had no idea that you were a Spurs fan. Isn’t it great sticking it to the Lakers? Mad props on your choice of teams man. Go Spurs Go!!!

    • Christopher Wueste

      Are you from San Antonio?

      • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

        Grew up in Corpus a couple hours away.

  • www.phonewbie.com

    “as I watch my San Antonio Spurs march towards the NBA Finals”

    I’m gonna take that with a grain of salt, lol.

  • Jorge Eslava

    I haven’t read the article since I’m not into watching basketball, but the faces on the picture are pretty funny. The guy on the left looks pretty worried…

    • leganzish

      Basketball is by far the best sport for those kinds of pictures. For whatever reason, almost every picture of basketball games at any level capture people making the funniest faces. Love it!

  • irishrally

    Sounds pretty cool. Can you pick or invite the people you play with so it’s just all your buddies?

  • donger

    Not bad.

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