Squrl is a free iPhone and iPad app that exemplifies what I mean, and how I see the future of television as one giant fragmented mess of video sources. That’s TV of the future. A virtual babel of video sources.
Squrl Away Videos
TV and video watching habits are experiencing dramatic changes. Instead of basic TV or cable, we’re able to move video everywhere; mobile devices, computers, televisions.
Squrl is a free iPhone and iPad app which lets you find and watch videos online. Not only does it let you search for videos, it integrates free and premium video sources.
Premium? Anything premium usually has a price tag. Squrl integrates Netflix, TED, Hulu, Vimeo, BlipTV, with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other sources.
Instead of watching videos using a dozen different apps as channels, Squrl brings the videos to a single app.
Think of it as Instapaper for internet videos. Access to multiple channels from a single free app.
Squrl is definitely easy to setup and use, and finding something to watch is about the same as cable television (without all the high class network shows).
500 channels and nothing is on. So, entertain yourself by searching or browsing through many thousands of videos.
Even live streaming videos are available, including HuffPost, Bloomberg, TWiT, and others. Links to favorite videos can be sent to friends on Squrl, Twitter, Facebook, or via email.
I don’t know what the Squrl business model is, but it’s a free app that brings more video sources than any other on my iPhone– for free. Maybe network cable TV is passé and a remnant of yesteryear, while online video clips are the visual entertainment of the future. If so, the future is one giant fragmented mess of video humanity.