Verizon Wireless unveiled a new app that enables mobile device users to search across a range of providers for streaming video, PC Magazine reports.
“Dubbed viewdini, the app will search across Comcast Xfinity, Hulu Plus, mSpot, and Netflix for movies, TV shows, and other video you might want to consume,” the piece reports, noting that Verizon FiOS is set to be added soon.
Verizon took the wraps off the initiative at the Cable Show, being hosted by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association this week in Boston.
The story reports: “Verizon framed viewdini as a ‘mobile video aggregator.’ Search for a specific movie or TV show, topic, or star’s name, and viewdini will let you know which app has it available for viewing. If you’re not a subscriber to any of the participating video providers, viewdini will let you know how much it would cost to sign up and watch. Details like cast and crew information, as well as similar titles, will also be available.”
In a statement, Dan Mead, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless, said: "Verizon Wireless has the network to deliver the video choices our customers want with the quality and speed customers demand. Working with a wide range of providers, we’re giving our customers a simple and intuitive way to find shows, movies and other videos from the sources they have relationships with and discover new sources of video as well."