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NBC's summer hit 'America's Got Talent' adds voting and instant save on Google

by jmaloni


Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm

Fans will easily be able to vote and save their favorite acts using Google

NBC's "America's Got Talent" is partnering with Google for interactive viewer voting and instant save features. For the first time, fans of the hit show can search on Google.com or via the Google Search App for the term "America's Got Talent" or "AGT" starting at the end of the show to access the vote.

Fans can use this option Wednesday, July 30 (9-10 p.m.), during the results shows to instantly save an act that is close to being sent home.

"We are excited to bring viewers more easy and interactive ways to participate in 'America's Got Talent,'" said Robert Hayes, executive vice president of digital for NBC Entertainment. "By partnering with Google, we hope to give all fans the power to make a difference in the outcome of the show."

The new "Snapple Save" in the results shows completely changes the game in how fans choose the fate of the acts. Starting Wednesday during the live show, fans in Eastern and Central time zones will be able to type in searches like "Snapple Save" or "America's Got Talent Save" on Google Search when the voting window opens. The Google voting box will show up in their search results and fans logged into their Google accounts can submit a save request. The act with the most saves at the end of each night's save window will be able to continue in the competition.

Shortly after 6 p.m., fans in the Pacific time zone will be able to follow the save process by monitoring the "America's Got Talent" social profiles on Google+ (+nbcagt), Twitter (@nbcagt) and Facebook (/nbcagt) and participate via Google Search when the save window is opened.

The voting experience with Google Search provides a new way for fans to vote by searching for "AGT" on Google. The Google voting features will show up in their results page displaying the eligible acts for that night's vote. Viewers can vote up to 10 times via the Google vote method per account, using mobile devices, tablets or computers. Voters must be 13 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S., D.C., or Puerto Rico. Fans will still be able to use traditional voting methods via phone, NBC.com and Facebook.

Fans can visit the official "AGT" show site at http://www.nbc.com/agt. For more details about "Snapple Save" visit nbc.com/agtsnapplesave.

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