Definition of second screen in English:

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second screen

noun

A mobile device used while watching television, especially to access supplementary content or applications: football fans use second screens to check scores and engage with social media [as modifier]: the best second-screen experience out there
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  • He made it clear that there were certain types of film in which second screens (like smartphones and tablet devices) would be more appropriate.
  • The next time you watch TV, consider butting out of the social experience. Power off your second screen.
  • New-media types will posit that second screens fueled by social media have made live events seem all the more urgent, and while that's true, I think something more primal is at work.

verb

(second-screen) [no object]
Use a mobile device while watching television, especially to access supplementary content or applications: many people are now second-screening to look at information about the show (as noun second screening) second screening can play an important part in live TV events
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  • Now we can second-screen and share our thoughts on Twitter while the show is on air.
  • Second screening for news is becoming commonplace, with users often using devices in tandem.
  • Around 80% of South Africans surveyed said that they second-screen while watching TV.
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