TV app Vidora is moving into the right direction of the new TV experience

Vidora

Forget the Smart TV, even forget the set-top box, the future of TV is mobile. Previously dubbed the second screen, your mobile device is actually the primary screen. Or at least it should be. It is yours, it is personal, it is connected and it contains already a lot of personal data. So the easiest way to find and select streaming content and share and discuss this with others would be via your tablet or smartphone. The only thing that one could need is another device for is actually watching the content. A mobile device might just have too small a screen or too bad a sound quality to fully experience the broadcast. But if the stream could be pushed to a bigger screen, that problem would be solved too. So why is there no such app. Well, actually there is (more or less). Meet Vidora.

Vidora is an iPad app that helps to discover video content (free and premium like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime) and allows you to push it to a TV screen using the Apple TV Airplay.

Truth be told, Vidora still needs Apple TV and it does not work (yet) for other devices but on the other hand with Miracast and Chromecast on the market now there are some alternative technologies.

Updated YouTube app for iOS let’s you stream from your iOS device to your television

YouTube Send to TV

If you have ever used Apple AirPlay or Miracast, you know the advantages of pushing a stream from your telephone to your television. Much easier than using the remote control and much more logical too, as you are probably using your tablet or smartphone already to discover and select streaming content. On YouTube for instance.

Google figured this too and decided to update the YouTube app for iOS with a ‘Send to TV‘ functionality. With that, your mobile iOS device connects automatically with your big screen en let’s you display the content there.
The functionality works automatically with Google TV enabled devices and with Xbox and PS3 consoles after creating a manual handshake.

This news is particularly interesting in view of the recent rumours of YouTube preparing for paid channels. Just imagine what would happen if YouTube would start broadcasting the latest series and films. That would mean serious competition for Netflix and Amazon on the one hand and traditional TV channels on the other.