HQ Live Trivia Game Show

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Try to win cash via questions on live show; uses PayPal.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

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Ease of Play

Very easy to play. Tap the multiple-choice answer that you think fits the live host's questions.


Some of the questions (and player comments in the chat box) have sexually suggestive innuendo.


Some iffy language in the player chat box (can be swiped right to hide from view).


Get "extra lives" (to continue play after a wrong answer) by inviting friends. Must give your PayPal account info to the app and earn at least $20 in winnings before you can collect prize money. Occasional sponsored/branded sessions and questions.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some of the trivia questions and player comments in the chat box may have content related to drinking, drugs, or smoking. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that HQ Live Trivia Game Show is a game app that's played for real prize money. Players must be 17 years old to play the game, according to the app's terms. Each 12-minute game is hosted live as hundreds of thousands of players log in to answer 12 multiple-choice questions on a wide variety of trivia topics. All of the players who answer all of the questions in a session correctly split a pot of prize money. If no one answers all of the questions correctly, then the prize pot grows larger for the next show. Shows air twice on weekdays and once a day on weekends. Players can comment in a chat box at the bottom of the app screen, or swipe right to hide the chat box. They can also allow access to their contacts and see when friends play. It's also possible to see who is playing nearby. If you win money, it's distributed through PayPal; teens need to be 18 to have a PayPal account. Links to the developer website and support go to the app's Twitter page, and there's no privacy policy at the time of review.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBnh2004 August 23, 2018

Horrible connection issues

This app glitches everyday and no other app has any problems so it's not my connection
Adult Written byLori B. May 17, 2018

A waste of my time!

My husband and I downloaded the app because of watching the voice.
The prize was 50,000 dollars and the questions were partially based on the show. The questio... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bys-smithb March 27, 2018

Fun, but you probably won't get money

The game is very fun, but there's a live chat. It is being moderated, though. Many of the questions kids would find hard to answer. (One common genre is a... Continue reading

What's it about?

To play HQ LIVE TRIVIA GAME SHOW, enter your phone number and type in the verification code. Create a username, and enter an optional profile photo. Tap "Yep!" to allow notifications so that you'll get a notice when the next game show is live (if you're late, you can only watch), and hold music plays while players log in to the game. While they wait, many players write messages in the chat box while waiting for the game to begin, but users can swipe right to omit comments. The host will announce a question, and players must tap the multiple-choice answer they think is correct in under 10 seconds. If players tap an incorrect answer or run out of time, they're out! Get them all right, and you win (but remember: More than one person can win). The host gives some background info on the correct answer before moving on to the next question. If no one wins, the prize rolls over to the next day.

Is it any good?

There's excitement in the air as players sign on to compete in this daily trivia game show, but be prepared to hand over personal information. The players who answer all of the questions correctly have the chance to win decent amounts of prize money (twice daily on the weekdays, once daily on weekends) on HQ Live Trivia Game Show. For example, during one recent show, eight players answered all of the questions correctly to split the $1,000 pot and won $125 each. Not bad for a free, 12-minute game. That said, there's a frantic, almost addictive quality to this game that seems more casino than game show, and there's some crude humor by the live host. In addition, you have to provide your PayPal account information to collect any prize money, making HQ Live Trivia Game Show a fun, frenetic app for mature teens and adults who are willing to sacrifice some personal information.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how HQ Live Trivia Game Show is similar to and different from a network game show. If more than 100,000 players are playing the game and the prize money is $1,000, what are the chances you'll win "big" even if you answer all the questions correctly?

  • This app requires personal information such as players' phone numbers and PayPal accounts (if they win). This game is limited to players age 17 and up. If your young teen or tween wants to play, talk about why age restrictions on some apps are important.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 17, 2017
  • Category: Trivia Games
  • Size: 80.80 MB
  • Publisher: Intermedia Labs
  • Version: 1.2.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: March 30, 2020

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