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It’s the Bones hook-up we’ve been waiting for!

In an effort to enhance fans’ viewing experience, Fox has launched the Bones Show Companion, a new iPad app that will automatically synchronize with the current episode as its broadcast in each time zone to provide content that is both wholly unique and pretty freakin’ cool.

Beginning with Thursday’s episode, iPad-owning Bones loyalists (who can download the app for free at the Apple App Store) will have access to such real-time bonus material as…

* A countdown clock that marks the time remaining until a new episode of Bones airs.

* My personal favorite: A translator that converts Brennan’s (and the squints’) geek-speak into, you know, English.

* The Angelatron, a handy guide to the data and information Angela uses to help solve the case, including sketches and crime-scene recreations.

* Sweets’ Final Thoughts, where Sweets provides his analysis of the case and perspective on the lives of the characters.

* A Royal Diner jukebox that identifies the songs and artists featured in each episode.

* A poll that invites users to weigh in on the case in each episode.

* An overview of social-networking chatter so viewers can see and contribute to commentary on Twitter and Facebook.

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Users will also be able to access app content while watching Bones on their DVRs, Fox.com and Hulu.com. Even better, each episode brings new features.

Cue the Apple App Store stampede!

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112 Comments
  1. Nora says:

    Well FRAK.

    Now I actually want an iPad…

  2. Deena says:

    Now tell me that Hannah is gone this week and I will smootch you!

  3. Tia says:

    Will it also work for iPhone?

  4. tammy says:

    Android user here.

  5. Clinton says:

    Very, very cool. But marginalized to just iPads seems odd. I’m assuming other versions will follow.

  6. Colleen says:

    Frick.
    I feel prejudiced against for not having an iPad now. Will they come out with an android app?

  7. KikaCR says:

    WOHOO ON MY WAY TO THE APP STORE THANKS AUSIELLO FOR THE INFO, AND THANKS FOX FOR THE APP

  8. Ryan says:

    Cool I guess but save for the sniper episode and season premiere I’m behind on the show. I’d rather have an android app that features free episodes from the current season

  9. mac says:

    any chance this will make its way over to the mac app store?!

  10. Derek64 says:

    Okay, I’m actually excited about Sweet’s Final Thoughts and the jukebox feature!
    …now if only someone will put that online for people without iPads…

  11. alicia says:

    make 1 for ANDROID PLEASE!!!

  12. courtney says:

    Iphone/ipod touch app please? some of us can’t afford and ipad….

  13. Rebecca Riley says:

    So when is it available and what is it called? I just tried looking for it and all I got was a Bones quiz for $1.19…

  14. haley says:

    Will it ever be for andriod phones??? Doesn’t seem right just to be for ipads.. :(

  15. nancy says:

    Most important thing – does this mean that Fox will be renewing Bones for a 7th season, because I am not going out and buying an Ipad unless that is a “for sure” thing!!.

  16. Robert Christy says:

    I luv BONE,SHE’S so cute..

  17. binnie says:

    NO FAIR!! What about us who don’t have the fancy phones and ipads…can’t they put it as an online app too? pleeaaassee…

  18. Clara says:

    I have a ViewSonic G-Tablet android 2.2, can I download it? If not, make one for us! Thanks!

    • vagabond says:

      Clara, I’ve got the G-tablet, too. How are you liking it? Other than not being able to download apps directly from the Android market, I really like it! Of course, I figured out a workaround for that through my Android phone.

  19. Joe says:

    So cool!
    I wish I had an iPad. I’m sure this will make it’s way over to android users/mac app store soon enough. Go Bones!

  20. Aly says:

    Its no good until everyone can use it. Make the app available to all devices.

  21. nat says:

    is it compatible for ipod touch. i would love an app for bones.. i just dont want a ipad if i have the touch.

  22. Mac says:

    Droid users love Bones too. When are we getting an app?

  23. Maryann says:

    I would love to use this but I have an Android.

  24. vabgie says:

    Cool app. So when is Hannah leaving? She needs to go now!

  25. keith says:

    Need a Droid version.!!!!

  26. Erin says:

    So is this only for people on the US? I live in Canada and I couldn’t see it in the app store…

  27. vagabond says:

    ipad?? IPAD?! What about the rest of the world that doesn’t spend exhorbitant amounts of money to line apple’s pockets?! Apple isn’t the only game in town, ya know!!

  28. jj says:

    Exactly what my iPad has been waiting for :)

  29. mal says:

    I agree with most of the other comments. Please make this app available to everyone – iPhone/iPod users, Android, etc. I specifically am interested in the jukebox feature which, as much as I hate to admit it, would probably get me to buy more from the iTunes Store especially if there are no plans for a soundtrack version 2.0.

  30. Muriel LeBlanc says:

    Bones fans are soooo spoiled…I LOVE IT!!! Thank you!!

  31. Cdog says:

    I agree with most others. Sounds like a great app, but I have an iPhone and a MacBook…is there anyway an app will be available for the iPhone or other such technology??

  32. Patty says:

    When will the Android app be available?

  33. Kelvyn18 says:

    My wife and I never miss a single episode of Bones!!!!! But both of us have IPhones, is there an app for the iPhone yet and if not will they be coming out with one?????

  34. Heidi says:

    What about an app for Blackberry owners? Almost everyone has a Blackberry or an Android, not everyone has an ipad. Its just not far! I’ve been wanting to be able to watch episodes from my phone but can’t. And I don’t have an ipad or computer.

  35. Lindsay says:

    WHat about blackberry users? ipads can’t have all the fun, much less, we all can not afford them!

  36. lattelady says:

    Looks awesome!!! I’ll be waiting for the android version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not everyone wants to own an inferior product at an inflated price like iphones & ipads!

  37. Linda says:

    What about an android version!?

  38. Ryan says:

    And now it isn’t in the app store anymore! /cry

    • Bob says:

      No sign of it anywhere at the I tunes store and no mention of it on the Fox Bones page so sounds like some rumor mill fodder unless they have some problem with the software

      • Ryan says:

        It was available earlier, but has since been taken down. I was in the process of downloading it when I got a notification that it was no longer available.

  39. Kate says:

    ..and when will this be released?

  40. tori says:

    I cant find it in the app store what is it called exactly

  41. Summer says:

    Make an application for android!!! Ipad users are not the only Bones fans!!!!!!

  42. Happygal says:

    I’m so happy for this it’s about time, but I would love to see them together… Pleasssse !

  43. Brandy says:

    I would love to see an app like this for my BlackBerry as well! We can’t let iPad users have all the fun!

  44. Heather says:

    Can anyone tell me where in the app store this is? The only Bones related app that comes up is some quiz. I don’t see this app at all!

  45. Sara says:

    I wonder if it’ll work on iPod touch or iPhone well we’ll see I suppose

  46. chrissy says:

    this is Great only one problem not for an I phone and that is not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. ErinH from Sydney says:

    I want this in Australia!

  48. Chasity says:

    Blackberry user here. Would love to have this app for my blackberry

  49. Lauren says:

    Where is this app on iTunes? I can’t find it.

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