We played HQ Trivia a few times and came away empty handed



Unless you've been concentrating totally on the latest battery issues affecting Apple and Samsung, you have probably heard of HQ Trivia. This is the app that is rewarding those with advanced knowledge of trivia, with real cash. We figured that we would give this a shot to see if we could turn our knowledge of useless information into some money. If you haven't played, here are the basics of the game. After installing the app on your iOS or Android device, you set up a free account and that is all you need to do to join in the fun.

Games start at 9pm EST every day with a 3pm EST matinee on weekdays. But there often is a delay before the first question drops. Each game consists of a series of 12 questions that are introduced by a live host, whose main job is apparently to bore the hell out of you while you're waiting for the next question. When a question is asked, you see it on your screen with three possible answers. You tap on the answer that you believe to be right. Keep in mind that you only have 10 seconds to answer, and boy does that time fly by.

Now that Android users are able to play we should see an increase in the number of players. In fact, over one million people tried to join the 9pm game tonight, but only 750,000 can play at one time. In a tweet, HQ said that it is working to remove the cap so that everyone can play. The video quality is not great, and there have been times when the streaming video has frozen, which is not good when you're dealing with a game where time matters. A few days ago, the 9pm game was delayed by 2 and a half hours because of a technical issue. Considering that HQ is seeking to raise money at a $100 million valuation, improving the quality of the feed should be a must.

The first two questions are usually a sure thing, and we've been able to advance past the first two rounds each time. But to be honest, we've been unable to get past the fourth question. That has given us a ranking for the week of 1768, but a cash balance of $0. By the way, prize money is sent directly to the winner's PayPal account, which means that if you're lucky enough to earn some cash, you should be able to have the money in your hands rather quickly.

Questions covered a number of different categories, so those with well-rounded trivia knowledge should have a shot at winning some money. Developed by Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, HQ is addictive. Like some of those carny games that rope you in by making it seem so easy to win, HQ makes it feel as though you have a reasonable chance at winning. And that is what brings the players back day after day (twice on weekdays).


If you have an Android or iOS powered handset, you can install HQ on your handset by clicking on the appropriate link: (iOS|Android).

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14 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I know a bunch of useless crap, I use to watch tons of game shows with my grandparents when i was young and I just like to read so I might check out this HQ.

2. slim3bdo

Posts: 186; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Hey Alan You keep mentioning Samsung just to lessen bad publicity towards apple And whine like girls that you are not biased ROFL By the way the link you provided is only for apple fraud

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

He also mentioned Apple in the 2nd line. Fix your glasses.

4. slim3bdo

Posts: 186; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Are you stupid The article he mentioned is about apple , and only apple , there was no reason to mention Samsung . Fix your brain

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

When did he mention any article? Do you even know what ‘article’ means?? If you’re talking about this news, it’s about a game. And not about Apple or Samsung.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

He said the right thing.. You're stupid... There is a hyperlink to Apple's article in "you've been concentrating totally on the latest battery issues affecting Apple and Samsung". Right in the first sentence of above article.. Did you just jump to comment after reading title? or you're just stupid?

9. slim3bdo

Posts: 186; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Thanks for clarifying that to him but I doubt he would understand

7. slim3bdo

Posts: 186; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

I will stop arguing with you cause your stupidity is beyond help

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Okay dude. I accept my mistake. I thought you were trying to stay something else, but I was wrong. I apologize.

8. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

There is actually a Samsung battery story doing the rounds too (a handful of Note 8 devices not charging when fully drained), sounds a lot more minor than Apple's thing but still. The only mistake Phone Arena made was not linking to both stories which I'm pretty sure was an honest mistake rather than bias.

13. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

exactly, it is too minor to be mentioned along with apple's issue in the same line, this is just a poor try to make samsung minor issue look as disastrous and unprofessionally handled as apple's issue when in reality it doesn't even come close

14. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

But again, if they're biased towards Apple they wouldn't have mentioned it at all. Perhaps it's a weak attempt to look balanced when no attempt was even needed, but at worst in that case it was poorly thought through, either way there's no actual bias. Chances are they didn't even think about it, they just wanted some clicks.

12. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i read the first line and i was like what the heck has samsung to do with this lol.. no i wasn't concentrating on the latest battery issues related to samsung i was concentrating on the latest battery issues related to apple because samsung didn't have issues other than that one covered in one or two articles only, why would i be so concentrating on that ??! alan i hope you are trolling us otherwise this is ridiculous and pathetic

10. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Also, if they wanted to lessen bad publicity towards Apple they just wouldn't have mentioned the battery story at all since it has nothing to do with this. All they're actually doing is trying to get clicks through to their other articles.

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