Reelgood, a provider aimed toward serving to cord cutters find new displays and films to watch from throughout streaming services and products, is now to be had on cell units. The corporate this week introduced on iOS – its first cell utility – which permits you to seek and skim content material from over 250 streaming services and products, together with the ones which are to be had to flow for loose with commercials.
After forsaking pay TV, it may be difficult to find something else to watch as soon as your present binge consultation is whole. Today, many of us ask for word-of-mouth suggestions from buddies, as a substitute of handiest depending at the ideas present in particular person apps like Netflix or Hulu. And when you subscribe to more than one services and products, figuring out the place a display or film is now streaming is frequently an issue of opening a number of apps after which poking round.
Reelgood targets to simplify this procedure, whilst additionally highlighting knowledge that may assist you decide, like IMDB rankings, trailers, and summaries, for instance.
The app features a show-tracking characteristic as smartly – something that I individually were the usage of TV Time for prior to now, as a result of I have a tendency to drop off on some displays for some time as I select up every other, then can’t be mindful the place I had left off after I make a decision to go back.
On this entrance, I nonetheless want TV Time’s monitoring capability, because it items the displays in a extra compact listing so you can briefly take a look at off extra episodes as “watched” immediately earlier than having to scroll down, however that’s something of a nitpick, I’ll admit.
However, Reelgood does smartly at organizing the to be had streaming content material in the market, making it more uncomplicated to uncover something new (or simply new to you).
For instance, within the app’s “Discover” segment – which is separated into two tabs for TV displays and films – it teams its ideas into classes like “Popular,” “Trending,” “New TV” or “New Movies,” and extra, in addition to those who listing the unique programming from the streaming services and products themselves.
You too can hop into more than a few genres like “Action & Adventure,” “Comedy,” “Crime,” “Drama,” “Fantasy,” and lots of others, so as to find something that fits your pursuits.
When you find something you like, you can mark it as “Seen It” or “To See,” learn the abstract, view the trailer, and find out the place you can watch it, together with by way of loose streaming, subscription, or by way of condo or acquire services and products.
The app itself is personalised to you, because it activates you to select which services and products you need to observe upon first release. And if you have an aversion to advertisements interrupting your content material, you can choose to now not come with loose, ad-supported services and products with a unmarried click on.
However, it will be to your downside to prohibit the visibility of loose streaming resources in Reelgood as a result of a large number of its content material is aggregated from the over 90 resources it tracks that provide loose, ad-supported streams.
When you’re in a position to watch something, you can faucet a button to make a choice which streaming provider you need to use. This then launches the comparable app – like Netflix – proper for your instrument, with the display or movie cued up.
I’ve some design quibbles with Reelgood, despite the fact that – like the truth that episode summaries are bring to a halt when you’re viewing a listing after appearing a seek; or how that “On Sources” flag subsequent to them turns out to point out if it’s to be had for your resources (?), however might be wrong for a button you’re intended to click on; or the best way the checkmark and plus icons are overlaid on display and picture symbol thumbnails, every now and then obscuring the titles.
I’d additionally argue that Reelgood may take pleasure in a social part – some way to chat about favorites, create or percentage your personal collections, and even practice buddies, for instance.
In different phrases, the app wishes polish, however as a 1.zero unlock it’s nonetheless reasonably at hand.
The corporate declined to say what number of people at the moment are the usage of its provider since its release in November, however did observe that customers have performed over five.2 million episodes by way of Reelgood to date.
Reelgood is a loose obtain for iOS.