Want to have fun, show off how smart you are, and earn? Then try one of the hottest trivia apps today: Swagbucks LIVE.
I’ve always enjoyed trivia games, but this app is the closest thing to being a guest on a real trivia show. You play against real people and compete for an actual cash prize. But since I’ve been burned by bad apps before – haven’t we all? – I had to test it out for myself and see if it lived up to its hype. Here is my honest Swagbucks LIVE review.
How does Swagbucks LIVE work?
Download the app (it’s available for both iOS and Android) and participate in live trivia games. You’re given just a few seconds to answer the question that flashes on the screen. If you’re right, you advance to the next question. If you’re wrong, you’re kicked out of that particular game (better luck next time!)
Grand prizes can reach up to $1,000 but it is split among all the winners. You do get points for participating, so it’s not like your time is wasted.
Besides, it’s a fun game to play in your free time!
Will I really get paid?
There’s always that fear that you’re being scammed, but you can rest easy with Swagbucks LIVE. This app is from a legit company, Swagbucks. It’s done similar apps before and paid members to take surveys or play games. Aside from cash prizes, they give out bonus points (or what they call SB’s) which can be redeemed for gift cards.
So for me, that’s one of the biggest factors for giving a positive Swagbucks LIVE review. Whatever limitations or frustrations you may have with the trivia game itself, you’re sure that you will actually receive your prize. That’s not a claim other unknown trivia apps can make.
How do I join Swagbucks LIVE?
You can click here to sign up and register to be a Swagbucks member, which will allow you to download the app and have a personal Swagbucks profile or account.
Unfortunately, not everyone can join Swagbucks. It limits membership to people who live in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, and Australia. In Asia, only people from India can currently access the game.
You need to be at least 13 years old to qualify for membership. The questions aren’t racy or risqué so you don’t have to worry if your teen is playing the game.
How is the gameplay experience?
Now for the meat of this Swagbucks LIVE review, what is it like to play the game?
First, I like that it prevents someone from cheating (i.e, Googling for an answer) since you only have 10 seconds for each question. If you win, you do it fair and square. It does get frustrating if you have slow internet because any kind of delay will cost you a round.
But that’s outside of the app makers’ control, and just in case you want to jump back in, you can use SB points to buy a second chance of rejoining the game. If you answer 10 questions you get the grand prize, and you split the earnings with other players who also successfully reached that final level.
As for the type of trivia questions you’ll get, I like that the questions are really interesting and come from different categories. Some are about Hollywood, others are about Science or Literature. However, the game does favor Western pop culture. (By the way, the app also invites members to suggest trivia questions and submit them to the moderators for review.)
So to conclude my Swagbucks LIVE review, all in all, it’s a fun way to spend a challenge your brain and enjoy the thrill of competition. If you wanted to take a chance at $1000 on a daily basis, your only legit option is downloading the free Swagbucks LIVE app.