Thanks to Yahoo’s new iOS app, viewers will finally spend less time trying to find something good to watch on streaming apps, and more time actually watching.
Over 30 streaming services are covered by the Yahoo Video Guide app, which is best described as a “one-stop-shop for finding movies and TV shows.” It’s basically a movie-hub that allows users to search for video content to stream on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Showtime, Xfinity, and plenty of other channel apps.
Yahoo Video Guide also mediates renting or purchasing TV episodes and movies from popular services like Amazon, iTunes, and the vast Google Play Store. Provided that you already have the streaming app installed, the new app will simply open it to the requested movie or episode. If you haven’t installed the streaming apps, Yahoo Video Guide will redirect you to download it.
If you’re one of those iOS users who has multiple streaming subscriptions, Yahoo Video Guide is the ultimate answer for time-saving. For example, it takes less than 30 seconds to discover if the second Hobbit film is available to stream on the TBS app; or that the entire Lord of the Rings movie franchise is on Amazon or iTunes.
Instead of having to search for answers back-and-forth on different apps, the Yahoo app does that for you. What this means for you is that you have everything the “Can I Stream It?” app can do in Yahoo Video Guide, but this time for free.
Some mobile banners are available on Can I Stream It? free version, but the Pro version – the one that allows you to perform searches through the subscribed services – comes at $1.99 per month. Having the ability to search through your streaming services is actually one of the biggest advantages of Yahoo Video Guide.
After finding all the streaming apps installed on your iPhone, the app will create a personalized guide. It will also give you the option of adding more services, should it be the case that you have a subscription but haven’t yet installed the iOS app.
The Yahoo Video Guide app has also injected a little extra in its search feature via the “MoodPicker.” By using different GIFs, the app allows you to filter movies and TV shows for your “Romantic” or “Tense” mood. There’s room for improvement regarding this feature, because there’s no chance that movies like American Beauty or Birdman fit in the “lighthearted” category.
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