Yahoo Launches Streaming TV Guide

For the last several years, streaming services have multplied greatly. Gone are the days when the pay TV provider dictated what and when you were going to watch at any given time. However, with so many streaming choices available now, it is hard to know what to watch, and what is worth watching. According to TechCrunch, Yahoo came up with an updated solution to this age old problem, a streaming TV guide app.

Mobile Streaming

Yahoo has been around for quite some time now, and they definitely have brand recognition. Their newest venture involves trying to sort out the jungle of streaming services that the marketplace has become. The new app is called Yahoo Video Guide, and it is designed to run on both Android and iOS. What the app does is help you find movies or shows on streaming services you already have installed on your phone.  After aggregating the data, the app will give you the choice to watch content, and will open the appropriate app.

Because the data comes only from the apps you already have installed, you do not have to worry about being shown something you would not have access to. If you anticipate watching something, it is disappointing to find you can’t watch it because it is not available on your streaming service. One problem that many streaming services have had, is that their recommendations tend to fall short.

Yahoo does something different, and has what they call “Mood Picker”. We have all had times where programming we would normally watch does not appeal to us at the moment. They attempt to solve that problem by showing icons that match the mood you have chosen. It also integrates information from the popular review site “Rotten Tomatoes” to provide you with ratings, comments and and release date. Of course, you do not have to limit yourself to only the country you are in. If you wanted to watch content from other regions of a streaming service like Netflix, you can change regions by using a SmartDNS service.