Weekly Mobile App—the Magical Way to Find Video by VideoSurf | Sothink Media Blog

Weekly Mobile App—the Magical Way to Find Video by VideoSurf | Sothink Media Blog

Wuhan : China | May 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM PDT
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Today, we are going to share a special mobile app that offers a magical way to capture video—VideoSurf. The most fascinating feature of this app is that you can point your phone at the TV and it identifies the program automatically!


VideoSurf is a video discovery application for mobile. It lets users discover, search and watch programs by doing a visual search via smartphone, or by typing a query directly into the app.

The VideoSurf mobile application quickly identifies the episode and celebrities, provides more information about what was identified and suggests other videos to watch. In addition, users can share what they are watching and help friends discover new videos by posting directly to Facebook and Twitter.

Features—the magical way to identify programs

The most amazing part of this app is that it identifies the episode or celebrities as long as you point phone at a television or computer screen. It will try to identify the program after a few seconds of visual search. Meanwhile, it provides more info about the identified programs and suggests other videos to watch.

Features—search video by direct query

If you have a hard time of finding what you watch, you can type your query directly in the search box and search for the topics you love. It will guide you to the most relevant results on the web.

Features—watch video inside the app

After the video is identified, you can watch the favorite videos inside the app instead of opening another application for display. VideoSurf can play practically any video on the web inside.

Features—share what you find with friends

If you find a cool video, you can share thumbnails from your favorite videos on Facebook or post them using “Like”. It also supports Twitter share.


Pros: brand new way to identify the video; watch video inside the app; free.

Cons: accuracy of identification; no version for iPad; can’t embed video player.

More info about VideoSurf.

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