By Jim Karpen on Thu, 12/06/2012
I first posted about Frequency last March. It's a great, free, video-streaming app on par with the other leading apps that aggregate free video, such as Plizy and ShowYou. Think of these apps as Flipboard for video. At the time I wrote about Frequency, it was iPad only. Today's announcement is that Frequency has now been released for the iPhone. As I wrote earlier, the interface is intuitive and among the best. Frequency offers a well-organized selection of over 1,000 channels, on topics ranging from Arts, Business, and Celebrity, to TV, Video Games, and Viral Video. Popular channels include CBS, National Geographic, Gizmodo, Discovery Networks, Best of YouTube, BillBoard, and Hollywood Streams.
You can browse by topic as well as connect to your Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. The app has extensive personalization features, allowing you to identify specific channels to add to your list of favorites. You can view the listing of videos in each channel by popular, new, or alphabetically. Other features include Frequency’s Top 25 channel that highlights a select group of videos. There’s also a Trending channel, which highlights videos that are trending at that moment.
Frequency aims to be the go-to service for viewing the nearly unlimited amount of freely available ad-supported online video available across the internet, shared on social media channels, and posted by leading content publishers. Frequency works by continuously indexing thousands of online video sources — from obscure blogs to leading global news organizations to specialty sports websites — and organizing it into channels for quick and easy viewing. Frequency’s app delivers personalized recommendations based on interests and content viewing patterns that users can take with them to view wherever they are.
Frequency for iPhone is optimized for iOS 6 and iPhone 5. Upon launching the app, you will immediately see Frequency’s signature “Tuner”, which intelligently displays your favorite channels, connected services such as Facebook, and your personalized channels. Designed from the ground up to be used with one hand, the app allows you to easily navigate across channels or up and down through individual video selections and categories with swipe actions. You can easily share any video with friends via Message, SMS, email, social media, or save videos for later viewing, either in-app or on other devices, including the iPad, a computer, and on TV through Apple TV and AirPlay.