Showyou for Android review: A must download for video junkies

CNET Editors' Rating

4.5 stars Outstanding
  • Overall: 8.6
  • Installation and Setup: 9.0
  • Features and Support: 8.0
  • Interface: 9.0
  • Performance: 10.0
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The Good Showyou for Android aggregates videos from a number of different sources and makes them easy to sort through and watch. Curated channels are great for discovering new content.

The Bad No video history or video queue.

The Bottom Line Video junkies, casual viewers, and everyone in between will love Showyou for its ability to aggregate interesting and popular content from around the Web.

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Showyou for Android finds videos that are shared across a number of different social networks and aggregates them into a single feed. It makes it easy to not only watch content that your friends have posted, but also discover new sources of content that you might have missed otherwise. With so much content being posted across your networks every day, Showyou is a great tool for getting past the status updates and snarky tweets and right to the videos being circulated on the Web.

Once you create a Showyou account, you'll be able to connect the app to your Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Vimeo accounts. The more accounts you connect, the more content Showyou will have to sift through as it digs up videos. In addition, the app lets you follow other Showyou users whom you may not be following on Twitter, Facebook, or your other networks.

Showyou offers curated feeds of videos based on category, as well as feeds from individual sources. Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

In the sliding menu on the left, you'll find Showyou's curated lists for categories like Entertainment, Comedy, News, Music, Tech, Sports, and more. These lists are made up of handpicked channels that fit the category. You can watch an entire category as a single feed or click through to view and follow the individual channels within. Going through these category lists is a great way to find new channels and discover content relevant to your interests.

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Where to Buy

Showyou (Android)

Part Number: com.showyou.android

Free

Quick Specifications See All

  • Category Entertainment
    Video and screencasting
  • Compatibility Android