The Evolution of Secondary Screen Gaming

25 Oct

Introduction

After thinking about topics for this assignment in relation to gaming – I’m choosing to talk about the current evolution of ‘Secondary Screen Gaming’.

What is Secondary Screen Gaming?

A second screen is a second electronic device used by television viewers to connect to a program they’re watching. A second screen is often a smartphone or tablet, where a special complementary app may allow the viewer to interact with a television program in a different way – the tablet or smartphone becomes a TV companion device. The second screen phenomenon represents an attempt to make TV more interactive for viewers, and help promote social buzz around specific programs.

A second screen is also known as a companion device.

The use of second screens or companion devices or applications is something that many are talking about in today’s broadcasting industry, where new display options, such as tablets and smartphones, are revolutionising the way businesses think about digital media.

A second screen allows for viewer interaction.

For example, some of these secondary displays could enable real-time chat about visual broadcasts, such as news or current event broadcasts. Second screens also can help shape how businesses reach customers, and how consumers use state-of-the-art technologies in an increasingly digital world.The use of second-screen broadcasts also coexists with the emergence of portable data delivery through cloud-based software systems, along with other ways of getting content over wireless platforms directly to a customer’s device.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: