Samsung is killing off its Milk Video streaming service in November, but now a new video streaming option has surfaced to replace it.
Verizon today officially launched go90, it’s new streaming video competitor. The service, whose name is a reference to turning your phone 90 degrees to watch video in landscape mode, offers free live and on-demand video supported by ads.
In terms of content, go90 offers content from The Daily Show, Food Network, IGN, DreamworksTV, Nerdist, Vice, Elite Daily, AwesomenessTV. Verizon says that go90 has more than 8000 titles and more than 35 original series and that their content library includes 15 of the 30 most-viewed network shows and 9 of the 15 most-viewed web shows. The app will let you follow your favorite shows, get recommendations from the go90 community of users, share videos to social networks, and sign up for Crews to chat with other fans of certain content.
While go90 is made by Verizon, you don’t need to be a Verizon subscriber to use it. The service is available to iOS devices on iOS 8 and up as well as Android hardware on Android 4.2 and up. If you do happen to be a Verizon customer, though, you can get exclusive content on go90 as well as 2GB of extra data for three months if you’re on a More Everything plan or Verizon Plan.
There’s certainly no shortage of streaming video options, including heavy hitters like YouTube and Twitch. While go90 appears to have some good partners at launch, you can probably find a lot of that content on YouTube, too. And while go90 also has a design that some might consider more fun than something like YouTube, YouTube is a well-established name in the streaming market. So yeah, Verizon’s go90 service is facing some stiff competition.
Have you tried go90 yet?