CNET First Look
Verizon's Go90 free mobile video service mixes YouTube with HuluVerizon is privately inviting "millennial" viewers to try its new, free, mobile video service, Go90 -- but we'll let anyone watch our preview of the service that mixes Hulu with YouTube with a bit of live sports.
You're getting a first look at Go90, a new mobile free video service from Verizon. I'm Cnet's Joan Solsman. Go90 is a purely mobile video service. It's free from Verizon, but you don't need to be a Verizon customer Customer to watch it. Anybody from any carrier can watch its mix of on the go traditional TV videos alongside new, digital era clips that you would typically associate with sites like YouTube. It's free for anyone to watch because it's supported by advertising. So you'll see ads instead of having to pay a monthly subscription like you would for Hulu. For the first time because Verizon has partnered with companies like Viacom, which owns cable networks like, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon For the first time, you'll be able to watch mobilely some of these shows, like the Daily Show, the next day after they broadcast for free. You don't need to have a cable subscription. And you don't need to have a subscription to a service like Netflix or Hulu to see them. You find videos on Go90 Mostly by following people. The company describes it as a social entertainment platform. So unlike Netflix where you will be suggested new things to watch based on what you watched before, you will mostly find new things because you will see one of your friends clipping a segment of the video And sending it to you, or maybe other friends of theirs. Or you'll be able to see what a friend already follows, followings that you like that they watch. Even though this is a video service from Verizon, don't expect to be able to get a break on your You said. Streaming video takes a lot of data. And Verizon isn't giving any free passes on video for Go 90. The company says they are expecting people to watch using WiFi networks and not just their cellular plan's data usage. But you'll need to be careful that you don't go over your data limit.