Reelgood, a service directed at assisting cord cutters find new shows and cinema to watch from opposite streaming services, is now accessible on mobile devices. The company this week launched on iOS – its first mobile focus – which allows you to hunt and crop calm from over 250 streaming services, including those that are accessible to stream for free with ads.
After abandoning compensate TV, it can be severe to find something else to watch once your stream binge event is complete. Today, many people ask for word-of-mouth recommendations from friends, instead of only relying on the suggestions found in particular apps like Netflix or Hulu. And when you allow to mixed services, meaningful where a show or film is now streaming is mostly a matter of opening several apps and then poking around.
Reelgood aims to simplify this process, while also highlighting information that can help you make a decision, like IMDB ratings, trailers, and summaries, for example.
The app includes a show-tracking underline as good – something that we privately have been using TV Time for in the past, given we tend to dump off on some shows for a while as we collect up another, then can’t remember where we had left off when we confirm to return.
On this front, we still prefer TV Time’s tracking functionality, as it presents the shows in a some-more compress list so you can fast check off some-more episodes as “watched” at once before having to corkscrew down, but that’s something of a nitpick, I’ll admit.
However, Reelgood does good at organizing the accessible streaming calm out there, making it easier to learn something new (or just new to you).
For example, in the app’s “Discover” territory – which is distant into two tabs for TV shows and cinema – it groups its suggestions into categories like “Popular,” “Trending,” “New TV” or “New Movies,” and more, as good as those that list the strange programming from the streaming services themselves.
You can also bound into several genres like “Action Adventure,” “Comedy,” “Crime,” “Drama,” “Fantasy,” and many others, in sequence to find something that matches your interests.
When you find something you like, you can symbol it as “Seen It” or “To See,” review the summary, perspective the trailer, and find out where you can watch it, including around free streaming, subscription, or around let or squeeze services.
The app itself is personalized to you, as it prompts you to collect which services you wish to lane on first launch. And if you have an hatred to commercials interrupting your content, you can opt to not embody free, ad-supported services with a singular click.
However, it would be to your waste to extent the prominence of free streaming sources in Reelgood given a lot of its calm is many-sided from the over 90 sources it marks that offer free, ad-supported streams.
When you’re prepared to watch something, you can daub a symbol to name which streaming service you wish to use. This then launches the associated app – like Netflix – right on your device, with the show or film cued up.
I have some pattern quibbles with Reelgood, yet – like the fact that part summaries are cut off when you’re observation a list after behaving a search; or how that “On Sources” dwindle next to them seems to prove if it’s accessible on your sources (?), but could be mistaken for a symbol you’re ostensible to click; or the way the checkmark and and icons are overlaid on show and film picture thumbnails, infrequently obscuring the titles.
I’d also disagree that Reelgood could advantage from a social member – a way to discuss about favorites, create or share your own collections, or even follow friends, for example.
In other words, the app needs polish, but as a 1.0 recover it’s still sincerely handy.
The company declined to contend how many people are now using its service given its launch in November, but did note that users have played over 5.2 million episodes around Reelgood to date.
Reelgood is a free download for iOS.