Thanks to your feedback, we have been making frequent updates to improve your Yidio experience to be the best it can be. Today, we’re pleased to release a completely new version for Android and an updated iOS 9 experience! This new version increases the number of sources in the app by over 40%, gives you information about the watching experience for each provider and makes following and managing your shows and movies easier than ever.
With the increase in the number of ways to watch your favorite show or movie we made sure to include as many sources as possible in this new version. In addition to popular sources like Netflix, Hulu Plus and iTunes we have added Xfinity, DirecTV, HBO NOW, Cartoon Network and more. With one simple search you will find where to watch anything, anywhere.
In addition to source expansion, we now show detailed information for each source about the episode and movie. The newly added information includes casting options, pricing, ad-supported, and if closed captioning is available. We are positive you will find what you want to watch and where you want to watch simpler and easier than ever.
New iOS Movie and Show Pages
Finally, the app has a completely new look and feel! For Android, we updated the entire app to be a seamless navigation experience and match material design practices. We completely redesigned every screen of the app to make a beautiful, thoughtful and consistent experience across all screens. For iOS, we’ve designed with iOS 9 and the user in mind. We’ve paid special attention to the show and movie screens and highlighted the actions that you find most valuable. Now marking shows as watched, favoriting and finding movie and show recommendations is simpler than ever.
If you haven’t already downloaded the latest version of Yidio for Android and iOS, you can get the update from the iTunes and Google Play stores.
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Just because TV is everywhere doesn’t mean you should have to look all over to find it. Yidio Alerts bring all your TV to you, leveraging the pre-eminent social channels to deliver a personalized, prioritized TV guide.
TV fans can now sign up to get push notifications for new episode broadcast airings, new online streaming episode availability, and new articles published on their favorite TV shows & movies. The alerts can be delivered by email, Facebook, Twitter, or viewed on the Yidio website.
The public beta launch of Yidio Alerts services for Facebook, email and Twitter is a demonstration of the scalability and flexibility of the core Yidio API and program guide to aggregate, normalize and broadcast complex entertainment information. Yidio Alerts makes it easy to find, watch and share TV and movies.
Try it today to get your personalized TV notifications. Then let us know what you think!
It’s a very happy 3rd birthday for Yidio. In May 2011, we not only topped 500,000 Facebook fan likes, but we also signed up our 1.5 millionth registered user. Now more than 10 million visitors come to Yidio each month to find, watch and share over 300,000 episodes of TV and 30,000 movies. One reason for our growth is Yidio Credits, our unique virtual currency platform where fans have earned more than 600 million credits to watch video on demand.
At 500,000 “likes,” Yidio is the most popular Online TV Guide on Facebook– even beating out one of our favorite partners, Hulu – and there is no stopping the rise of interactions around TV shows that our viewers love. On the Yidio website, social sharing and commenting has been going through the roof. On a monthly basis, the Top 25 shows on Yidio are generating over 150,000 social actions such as liking, sharing, or commenting.
Since we started tracking the shows generating the most buzz on our website, the most social interactions were generated about Jersey Shore, True Blood, Glee, Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl. This trend reflects Yidio’s unique, dynamic and young, 18-34 core demographic. The shows that appeal to the female demographic, Vampire Diaries, Glee, and Gossip Girl, generate more active social buzz with sharing and commenting.
Here are some cool stats on how Yidio users are finding, watching and sharing their favorite TV shows.
Today Yidio welcomes a new addition to our executive team, Yahoo! veteran Greg Hintz, who joins as General Manager to lead marketing, distribution, audience and business operations. Prior to joining Yidio, Greg was Head of Listings and SEO of the Yahoo! Americas region, where he was responsible for business management, content and programming, and the day to day operations of industry leading properties such as Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Real Estate, and Yahoo! Health. Greg brings a diverse background in business strategy, analytics, web search and online advertising to this position. In his seven year career at Yahoo, Greg was General Manager of Yahoo! Shopping, and managed the Yahoo! Entertainment Operations Finance team. He was also a member of the Yahoo! Search Business Operations team. Prior to Yahoo, he held positions at NexTag and Goldman Sachs. Greg is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University.