US cellco Verizon Wireless has launched viewdini, a portal that creates a new entertainment choice for consumers by making it simple to search and view movies, television shows, and other video on mobile devices.
viewdini leverages the power of Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network, streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources. Comcast Xfinity, Hulu Plus, mSpot and Netflix are among the participants at launch, with more including Verizon FiOS expected to be added soon.
“Verizon Wireless has the network to deliver the video choices our customers want with the quality and speed customers demand,” said Dan Mead, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. “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.”
Verizon Wireless’ viewdini acts as a mobile video aggregator that makes it easy for users to search thousands of titles from some of the Web’s leading content providers such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, mSpot, TV sites, movie studios, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Verizon FiOS and cable operators. By simply searching for a title, topic, or star’s 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 such as cast and crew info and links to similar titles.
viewdini will be available to Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE Android devices later in May, with support for other operating systems expected to be added soon. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play store, and is free to customers.