Yahoo’s new mobile app for streaming videos is now available on Android devices. Yahoo Screen app was launched in September 2013 for IOS users. The news coincides with the announcement of the first two original TV series, “Other Space” (from the creator of Freaks and Geeks) and “Sin City Saints”, a new show about a vet who is trying to build up a basketball team in Vegas. The news series will have eight episodes each and will be available on Yahoo Screen, Apple TV and Roku starting next year.
Yahoo also announced their partnership with Live Nation, meaning that they will stream a live concert every day on Yahoo for a year.
Yahoo is hoping that with these new changes they will compete with other streaming companies like Hulu, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Microsoft and others. All these companies have original programming and exclusive content for their users.
The Yahoo Screen App for Android includes the same features as the IOS version – programming from Comedy Central, SNL, The Onion, Vogue, MLB, ABC News, etc. The interface is also the same. You can navigate the app by swiping up and down in order to change the channels and you can also move between videos with a left/right swiping.
This is not the only update Yahoo has been making recently. They also updated their Yahoo Mail with new features like News and Today at the bottom of the screen which you can personalize in real-time.
Yahoo Screen App For Streaming Videos – the Android version
If you are an Android user you have another streaming video option with the Yahoo Screen app. You can stream a variety of video content including the popular Saturday Night Live, or you can stream the Daily Show from Comedy Central or some South Park. What’s cool about the new version is that the layout is very simple and easy to navigate. You also get social sharing and you can share the details of what you’re watching quite easily on your Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.
We’re still not 100% sure if Android users needed another streaming video app but Yahoo Screen does seem to have a decent content selection, so why not give it a try. Chances are that they will enrich their programming and could become a serious competitor for other video streaming services. Meanwhile, you can get the new Yahoo Screen for Android from the Google Play Store and tell us what you think of it.