We’ve seen it coming for a while now – the slow buildup of a tsunami wave of streaming channels. Well, it is pretty much here, and there is sure to be more to come. Take a quick look at the tags for this story, and you can see some of the most popular ones many are familiar with. One company is working on a solution to mitigate the ever-growing lists of suggestions and the need to keep changing channels just to see what is available. Deadline has reported on a new startup, VUniverse, that may do just that.
VUniverse is presently available as an app for both Android and Apple devices. You do initially need to set up an account with them. Once that is out the way, the site will ask you to rate ten shows or movies. This, of course, is to begin letting its AI process your likes, dislikes, or shows you have not watched. After that, the app has roughly a dozen or so channels you can add to your channel list. That is it. After setup, you can begin creating lists and doing the usual rating or organizing that most services provide, but this time, everything is under one account.
Presently, the app/service is free and just got beyond the initial beta phase. For now, revenue is being generated through advertising and affiliated sales. VUniverse also hopes to expand to the major streaming technologies such as Roku, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV. It, unfortunately, does not stream from the app itself. When you find something, you will still be directed to the provider of your choice. It is, however, a convenient way to see everything in one place instead of the very time-consuming practice of switching channels or hopping from site to site.