Viewdini is a central TV & movie portal for Verizon customers, finds full episodes wherever they may be
June 1, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Evaluated version: 1.0
Pros: Searches multiple services and websites to find full TV episodes and movies
Cons: Will only work on a device tied to Verizon's network
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar once said that he wants Hulu to be the place people go to watch their favorite TV shows. Even if Hulu didn’t have access to that video, the site would maintain a page with links to where people could watch certain shows. Kilar said that the aim was to make people inherently think that if they want to watch on-demand TV online, their first thought should be to check if Hulu has the content.
Verizon’s Viewdini has the same goal. The exclusive app for Verizon Wireless customers isn’t a video streaming service, but it is a portal to the many services that do offer streaming of movies and full television episodes. If there’s an option to view premium on-demand video on the web or Android-compatible app, Viewdini will try to find a way to deliver it to your mobile device. Want to watch the Big Bang Theory? Tap on the link to view the latest episode on CBS.com. Missed the latest episode of Game of Thrones? The Xfinity TV app is available. Viewdini finds video store on Hulu Plus, Netflix, mSpot, Xfinity TV, and network websites.
Aside from being a discovery portal for searching and browsing, Viewdini also provides options for seeing what’s trending among viewers and providing background information on videos. The app shows scores of each episode or film rating (1 to 10), a quick synopsis, and cast & crew information.
Viewdini is an interesting app because it is the most comprehensive video discovery app available on Android. Not all video is readily available depending on what service you have, but people who want a way to find streaming video content will always find something to watch.
Viewdini is available only to Verizon subscribers and requires Android 2.2 or higher.