Normally when you watch a Blu-ray movie at home, you’re a bit distracted by the kids or chores or the distinct lack of beer in your fridge. Today Blu-ray Disc owners have a new distraction to worry about, but it sounds somewhat cool. It’s called FoxPop, and it will have you working on your iPhone, iPod Touch or computer while watching a film from Twentieth Century Fox. (Universal announced one today, too. Go figure.)
FoxPop is a downloadable app that “listens” and syncs within seconds to an exact moment in a movie using real-time audio recognition technology. As events pass in the timeline of the film, facts and trivia automatically “pop-up” on the iPhone or computer, offering viewers new information each time they watch a movie. Whether it’s an actor on the screen, an exotic location, or a catchy song, FoxPop instantly provides everything viewers want to know about the scene.
Additional application features include the ability for fans to share and chat with friends while watching a film via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. A collapsible dashboard provides people with a large space to see information about the characters, places and trivia related to the film.
The FoxPop feature is making its debut with Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. It will work with Blu-ray Disc and DVD versions of the film — but since you probably own a PS3 if you’re visiting this site, it’s safe to say you’ll want to get the Blu-ray version.
FoxPop is a joint effort of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Spot411 and The Cimarron Group.