A week and change after it announced Viewdini, Verizon has it ensconced in the Google Play store. If you're on Android 2.2 or greater and have a 4G LTE plan, you can install the app at no charge, and start your search by typing in the name of a movie, actor or genre you want to see. The app will scurry off and check net-based providers like Hulu, mSpot and Netflix, along with cozy new chum Comcast's Xfinity, and bring back relevant titles along with their price and availability. Further pawing will reveal critic reviews and ratings, filmographies, related picks and other info -- just keep one eye on that data limit.
Watch the Show: Viewdini from Verizon Wireless Now Available
Innovative Mobile Video Portal Provides Quick and Easy Access to Leading Content Providers, Including Verizon Video, Comcast, Netflix and Others
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced viewdini, an innovative portal that brings movies, television shows and other video content to the forefront of consumers' 4G LTE tablets and smartphones, is now available.
Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources. Powered by CBS Interactive's TV.com, viewdini is an innovative video portal that creates a new entertainment choice for consumers by making it simple to search and view movies, television shows and other videos on mobile devices. Comcast Xfinity®, Hulu Plus, mSpot, Netflix and Verizon Video are among the participants today, with more expected to be added soon, including Verizon FiOS.
"This is another example of how the power of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network and wide variety of 4G LTE devices is driving innovation," said Kristi Crum, executive director of Marketing at Verizon Wireless. "We continue to expand and enhance our content with our audience in mind, working with reputable content providers in order to bring a rich mobile entertainment experience to our customers."
Verizon Wireless' viewdini makes it easy for users to search thousands of titles from some of the Web's leading content providers, TV sites, movie studios and cable operators. By simply searching for a title, topic or an actor's name, viewdini lets 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 information and links to similar titles.
Viewdini is available to Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE-enabled Android™ devices, with support for other operating systems coming soon. The app can be downloaded from Verizon Apps and Google Play, and is free to customers. A Verizon Wireless data plan is required and usage may count towards a customer's data allowance. Video subscription, rental or purchase fees may also apply.
To watch the viewdini YouTube video, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlA-vB-cNXo.
For more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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