Vodio for Android review: A personalized video viewer for everyone

CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.5
  • Installation and Setup: 9.0
  • Features and Support: 9.0
  • Interface: 8.0
  • Performance: 9.0
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The Good Vodio comes with over 100 curated channels, so you can personalize your video-watching experience. The video history and watch later queue both come in handy.

The Bad If you view a search result, Vodio annoyingly saves it to your dock without asking. Also, there's no way to rearrange channels in your dock once they're added.

The Bottom Line Vodio's customization options and huge selection of curated channels make it an attractive download for finding and watching videos online.

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Similar to the popular Showyou app, Vodio aggregates videos from across the Web and serves them up all in one place. Playback in the app is smooth, and Vodio doesn't degrade the video quality, whether in portrait or landscape mode.

With so many different video sources and channel options available, Vodio can get a bit overwhelming. So, when you first launch the app, be prepared to take a few minutes to set it up. If you'd rather not take the time, then you can, of course, use Vodio with only its default channels set, but then you'd be missing out on a completely customized video watching experience, which is really the biggest draw of the app. Good thing is, you don't have to set up an account to use the app. But I would suggest connecting your Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts if you want to get the most out of it. Doing so helps the app to better recommend and categorize content.

Vodio comes with over 100 curated channels so you can customize your lineup according to your taste. Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

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Where to Buy

Vodio (Android)

Part Number: com.app.vodio

Free

Quick Specifications See All

  • Category Video and screencasting
  • Compatibility Android
About The Author

Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.