Verizon intros Viewdini mobile video aggregator, your wallet trembles with fear

Verizon intros Viewdini mobile video aggregator, your wallet trembles with fear
Remember when Verizon's Chief Technical Officer said with the launch of the world's most advanced LTE network that we will be able to soon reach our dreams of streaming any high-def video wherever we are?

Well, that time has come, and the carrier today introduced "Viewdini" - a mobile video streaming aggregator, which allows you to search for any movie, TV series or video clip in general, and will source it from the service it is available at - Netflix, Hulu Plus, Comcast's Xfinity, mSpot, and cable operators, with FIOS to be added soon.

These are the words of Dan Mead, president and CEO of Verizon, and the Viewdini app will show if the video is free, available for rent or for purchase, as well as list additional information like plot and cast. It is only available for Verizon's LTE customers with Android devices for now, but it is coming for other mobile operating systems - when they have LTE gear on Verizon's network, we assume. You will be able to take the app for a spin later this month, just watch out for overages.

source: Verizon

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14 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Awesome! Now we can blow through our data caps in 1-2 days.

5. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

its so confusing that they are pushing data caps and offering these services at the same time. are they intentionally trying to screw people up? i know they need to make money, but they can do it honestly. and does this service work over wifi? will the new ipad see this service?

7. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

They probably want to see how many idiots will stay with Verizon. lol!

10. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Exactly what i was thinking they talk about cutting data then the next day talk about there new streaming app with fios lol wtf

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it reminds me of the TiVo Premiere UI a bit. o: i'll definitely be taking this for a spin at the first chance i'm able to.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

The Muppets is on Netflix and Hulu Plus? lolololol right. xD

4. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Well that'll definitely save storage. I wonder how's the built-in player compared to dedicated video streaming apps.

6. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Too late, the technical promise of Smart phones is dead and buried by the skyrocketing data cost to consumers. The IPhone was a flash in the pan. Rest In Peace. Back to the days of text and voice... ha... take that VZW

8. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I'm really hoping that Verizon FAILS BIG TIME. I know i'm jumping ship the second they tell me I don't have unlimited data on my three lines that I pay over $260 each month. O' and I get to break my contract without penalty. YEEEEEESSSS! #winning

9. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Looks like mobile video streaming is taking more center stage on the backend as carriers really get into the mix. However, with all of these numerous video services in so many forms, why would any of us even consider yet another video service? I have Netflix and Amazon. I need not desire anything else.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this really seems more like a service aggregation software than a stand-alone service which should be much more interesting given the copious amount of services available like you already mentioned. o:

12. bdrexpress

Posts: 2; Member since: May 22, 2012

I could have swore Dan Meade was Sprint CEO not Verizon. Lol makes you wonder about whole truth to story.

13. bdrexpress

Posts: 2; Member since: May 22, 2012

I could have swore Dan Mead was Sprint CEO not Verizon. Lol makes you wonder about whole truth to story.

14. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Are you thinking about Dan Hesse? He's he current CEO at Sprint.

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