Apple’s expected television is still expected, but in the meantime I have to deal with reality and options. How about a free iPhone and iPad app that lets you create your own internet TV channels?
The Cobbled Together Channel
Slowly but surely television networks are taking their future into their own hands and not relying on the distribution model that makes cable companies such sacred cash cows.
Network after network has shows and videos online. How do you find them? Some have apps, some do not.
What we all need is a little Frequency, the free app that helps you find TV shows and videos so you can build your own personal channel.
How it works is rather simple. Frequency organizes videos from all over the internet, regularly updating channels so you can choose from the best and the worst.
Thousands of channels and videos are available, and you get to watch it all through a single app (instead of finding and saving a few dozen network apps).
The Frequency app for iPhone and iPad works similar to the Frequency website.
The iPad version of Frequency is similar but gives you more screen real estate and a better viewing experience.
Can Frequency’s ability to grab TV shows and networks and channels from the internet replace your monthly cable bill?
Almost. But not quite.
Frequency gives you quick access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos, as well as news networks, and other network channels– all within one app.
That means you can customize Frequency to create channels that are completely personalized to your viewing tastes.
The caveats should be obvious. Much of what you view on cable television isn’t available yet online.
Using Frequency means you can also grab videos, TV shows, movies, and network videos that don’t have their own apps, or are only available through a web browser.
Much of what constitutes internet television and movie watching is akin to a wild west frontier. It’s rough and tumble and disorganized. Frequency makes it a more sophisticated experience. At least until Apple debuts a new Apple television.