When major technological shifts occur, it can take a while for companion services and infrastructure to catch up with the high rate of change ushered in by tech disruptions. Broadcast, and later cable and satellite television dominated the media world for decades while companion services like TV Guide sprung up around it. These publications helped television audiences keep track of new seasons and episodes of favorite shows, stay informed about upcoming releases, and also offered a weekly programming schedule. TV Guide has been around for nearly seven decades, but so far no publications or sites have stepped up to be a companion exclusively for the streaming world – until now, that is. That’s where new streaming television guide Reelgood comes in.
According to their newly redesigned website, Reelgood combines the libraries of more than 250 of the most popular video-on-demand streaming services into an easy-to-navigate database. Reelgood’s catalog of streaming programming can be sorted according to dozens of different criteria such as streaming service, genre, rating, availability of new episodes. Reelgood can help cable cutters keep an organized guide of their favorite streaming programs across different streaming services, perfect for viewers with multiple subscriptions.
Reelgood founder David Sanderson told TechCrunch that he and his partners realized that there was nothing on the market to help streaming audiences organize their viewing habits and that their site could fill that void:
People shouldn’t be forced to waste time every night flipping between streaming apps to see if there are new episodes of the shows they watch or what content they have access to. It should all be in one place and there shouldn’t be any barriers between them and the perfect show or movie. You’d never check the websites for American Airlines, Southwest, Alaska, etc. to book a flight—you’d just use Kayak. It’s time we get the same experience for SVOD, and that’s exactly what we’re doing at Reelgood.
Reelgood is currently free and does not actually require a subscription to any streaming service. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments.
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