Yahoo's new app is your guide to streaming

The Video Guide app searches across Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more.
Billy Steele
B. Steele|12.11.15

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We've all been there. You decided on a movie or TV show and fired up Netflix only to find it wasn't available on the service. Next, you tried Hulu. Nope. Then it's on to Amazon, where you had to rent the movie because it wasn't in Prime's free library. Bummer. Rather than waste time hunting for what you're after, Yahoo's Video Guide app searches across a host of streaming services, in addition to iTunes and Google Play, to find the content you're after.

Simply search for the show or movie you want to watch, and the app will let you know all of the places it's available. After you select your preference, Video Guide will send you over to the appropriate streaming library in a flash. If you're not sure what you feel like watching, the app's Mood Picker will help you make a decision with a series of GIFs. While the concept itself isn't new, most of the previous efforts were poorly designed.

This is an interesting move for Yahoo, a company that paid big money for its own video content from the likes of Saturday Night Live and Community. Now, however, it seems the company is looking to revisit its glory days as a key player in the search (and email) game. At any rate, if you're looking to give it a shot, Android and iOS apps are ready to accept your queries.

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