To start the celebration for the show’s 40th anniversary, NBC Entertainment launched the SNL App on Thursday. The collection of shows features almost every SNL sketch that had aired over the past 40 seasons, which is almost 800 episodes. Through the app, iPhone users get access to never before seen footage as well. The app will be continuously updated with new shows which include most recent sketches and older ones as well.
The app will not just contain videos; in addition there will a new keyboard of 60 Saturday Night Live-themed emojis. At last you will be able to send a virtual penis in a box to your family and friends!
After you use the app a few times, the app will personalize your SNL experience by getting a feel for your favorite types of sketches, making it even more user friendly. If you’re not sure what you’re in the mood to watch, you can easily use the “browse” option, which allows you to search through sketches by season, episode, cast member, or even by a particular host.
SNL 40 comes with free Emoji’s that can be added onto your iPhone
Entertainment Weekly was able to get a preview at the app earlier this week, and according to them “it’s pretty cool”. The app’s creators said, “That even SNL’s producers are impressed with the extensive digital archive they’ve unveiled”.
Kyle Mooney who is a Current SNL featured player said “the cast and producers will be able to use the app for research when preparing new sketches, now that they’re all in one place”. The best part of this app is that it is completely free to IPhone owners and soon Android users will be able to do the same.