Friendspire Will Get You Through Quarantine With Recommendations From Friends

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on March 27, 2020

Are you in a show hole? You know, that awful window of time when you’re between shows? This may be the reality for many of us since we have extra time to power through not only a season but an entire series. Enter Friendspire, an app that can help you connect with new content without having to spend hours searching.

Most people venture over to Facebook or Twitter to see if their friends posted any recommendations. Some people even explicitly ask for recommendations and watch the comments flood in with everyone posting their top 10. Even Netflix recently introduced its Top 10 feature to help recommend trending shows and movies. However, this is flooding you with choices and making it difficult to find that next great thing!

Whether you’re looking for movies, tv shows, books, podcasts, or even bars and restaurants–word of mouth recommendations from friends are your best bet. Thankfully the new app, Friendspire, can help you when you’re looking for something new to watch, listen, or read.

Community of inspiration

Markus Straarup and Morten Schroeder–cofounders of Friendspire–left jobs at Novo Nordisk and Boston Consulting Group respectively to create a community that helps people find inspiration. Friendspire is your tight-knit group of friends, to review and share TV shows, movies, books, and podcasts–essentially curating the best content for you.

Get inspired by and engage with your friends’ activities, so you can always see what’s going on, and what’s hot. Or you can instantly get a personalized list of, say, movie recommendations and find a great one to watch. Imagine Friendspire as something like a combo of Instagram with social features like commenting and tagging–and Yelp. with reviews–but without the fake, purchased, or plain angry ones. The community is made up of not only friends but also tastemakers that curate the best content for you. Aren’t you curious about what’s on their lists?

Build your collection

One of the key features of Friendspire is its breadth across all of the different categories where you seek recommendations. This means users can build a library of all of the things they do! By adding a review or a bookmark, you will save your rating in your library, or bookmark the item for a later time. Also, Friendspire has a fantastic feature that helps you cut through all the noise by showing you which streaming service has a certain movie or TV show. All of this makes it an invaluable resource for searching, saving and sharing great content with friends and family. 

When adding stuff to your library, there are some cool gamification elements that make it really fun and rewarding to make recommendations. There are many badges to earn within each category–for example the Quentin Tarantino movie badge.

If you’re looking to cozy up with a book, binge a crime tv series, or listen to a business podcast, Friendspire is your new companion to help you find your next favorite thing. Check it out here.

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Peter Salib is a Tech Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in New Jersey, he is an avid participant of events nationwide who's attended CES in Las Vegas consecutively since 2013. Peter is the host and producer of Show & Tell, a product showcase YouTube channel and also works at Gadget Flow, a leading product discovery platform reaching 31M consumers every month. Peter frequently works with startups on media, content writing, events, and sales. His dog, Scruffy, was a guest product model on the Today Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda in 2018 and was dubbed "Scruffy the Wonder Dog.”

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