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HQ Trivia introduces an Apple TV app to less efficiently play with friends

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HQ Trivia might be waning in popularity, but it’s not dead yet. Now, it’s getting an Apple TV app so that you can more easily — but less efficiently — play with friends, via TechCrunch.

It’s a move that makes a lot of sense, partly. HQ has always chased the classic game show presentation that shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? or Jeopardy made famous. So making the jump to an actual TV feels like a natural extension of that. And playing on a TV, in theory, makes it easier to play HQ with more friends and family members.

But the problem is: if you’re playing HQ with friends, chances are everyone is already on their phone anyway, since more players essentially means more chances to progress, especially on tougher rounds.

It also feels like HQ may have missed the boat on its own popularity here. An Apple TV app likely won’t help revive it. But better late than never, I suppose.