Rating: Initially only available for Android 4G devices
Viewdini is a new service from the USA’s Verizon Wireless network which aims to simplify access to video content for the operator’s mobile phone customers The company describes Viewdini as a portal that makes it easy for subscribers to search and view video content. Content includes films, TV and other sources of video files. The objective here is to highlight Verizon’s 4G (LTE) network capability. Which is, of course, fine if you are lucky enough to be standing in a location which supports LTE. Content providers which Verizon Wireless appears to have already signed up for this US based service include Comcast Xfinity; Hulu Plus; mSpot; and Net Flix. The company is hoping to add Verizon FiOS any time now. “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,” said Dan Mead, CEO with Verizon Wireless.
Viewdini will act as a mobile video aggregator that will enable users to search for thousands of titles from some of the USA’s leading video content providers. Users can search by video title; topic; or performers name.
Viewdini will let customers know which services have mobile video for streaming, and whether it is available at no additional charge, by subscription, to rent or for purchase.
A simple click will also provide related content and information like cast and crew info and links to similar titles.
Initially, Viewdini will be made available to Verizon Wireless customers who possess Android 4G LTE devices. The requisite app should appear in Goggle Play (formerly Android Market) sometime in May . It’s not there yet.
Verizon also claims that versions of Viewdini for other mobile operating systems (it hasn’t mentioned Apple’s iOS, so that probably means Windows Phone 7/Mango) are “expected to be added soon”!