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Yahoo Video Guide app searches for content across streaming services

Yahoo has unveiled a new TV guide app that searches all your streaming subscriptions for something to watch.

The former internet search giant might be struggling for relevancy in a Google-shaped world, but it evidently hasn’t run out of ideas. Its latest app is a cross-platform internet TV guide, a search tool that works across all of your media streaming subscriptions.

Yahoo Video Guide is aimed squarely at the cord cutter generation, or those who are abandoning costly and bloated traditional cable packages altogether for more tightly curated online services like Netflix and Amazon Video.

“As your favourite movies and TV shows continue to migrate from the cable box and into a variety of streaming services, it’s becoming increasingly painful to actually find and watch them,” says Amazon on a recent blog post.

With the new app, “you can quickly and seamlessly search across your services to find where the latest season of your favorite show is streaming.”

It’s not just a guide, either. Once you’ve found what you want to watch, you can start watching instantly by tapping a playback button. This will then redirect you to the appropriate content on the relevant app. Supported services include HBO, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Yahoo Video Guide also features a Mood Picker feature that will recommend titles for you to watch. It’ll even let you select what you’re after through a selection of GIFs.

Unfortunately, as that list of supported services might suggest, this is a US-only download right now. Our American cousins can download it now on iOS and Google Play.

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