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Clicker arrives at Android party bearing few gifts

July 26, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Clicker is a great tool on the desktop because it crawls the web and discovers streaming video sources in one place. Rather than bounce from site-to-site to discover what’s available, Clicker.com attempts to act as the central locator for video available to users.

It’s a great experience on the desktop, but surprisingly flat on Android. Clicker recently released an Android app, but there’s practically nothing in it that is compatible with Android. Search for a show and tell me if you’re able to watch anything because I’ve yet to find more than a couple of clips compatible on my EVO. There are a couple of Flash-based web originals, but that’s about it.

The entire point of visiting Clicker.com is to discover content and be linked to watch it. Maybe things will be different when Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and other sources are compatible with Android, but the absence of these and other common sources from Clicker is disappointing.

Sure, there’s the benefit of check-ins and other social features offers, but that’s rather limited. Download the app from the Android Market if you’re interested in Clicker Social, but don’t expect much in the way of video content.


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