Pulse just announced that they’ll be adding 30 video channels to their popular app for smartphones and tablets. These video channels will provide Pulse users with instant, easy access to video content from their favorite websites like CollegeHumor, Mashable, Allrecipes, and the Verge. Additionally, the app will now include videos from the realm of television, including videos from Fox Sports, Meet the Press, The Ellen Show, and ESPN.
Pulse has already done a great job organizing users’ favorite news websites into mosaics to give them easy access to everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world. The addition of video channels will further make the Pulse app a one-stop shop for entertainment and news. College students who can’t afford cable and cord cutters are sure to love the free collection of sports videos now offered by Pulse, which will allow them to keep an eye on their favorite teams. Additionally, the updated app will provide plenty of channels to give users their daily dose of news in video form.
Although the collection of video content now offered on Pulse’s 30 channels is pretty impressive, we can only hope that the app will continue to expand its collection over time. Expansion, at least of the videos from TV, will require negotiating with TV networks, however. Since many networks are hesitant to provide streaming video content to the masses, it may take a while for Pulse to include more clips of our favorite TV shows. If HBO’s reaction to people wanting to pay for HBO GO as a standalone service is any indication, it seems as though cable companies and major networks are still on the fence about what TV content we should and shouldn’t be able to stream.
If you want to take advantage of Pulse’s new collection of videos, you’ll need to update to the latest version of Pulse on your smartphone or tablet. You can find the new video content in the “What’s New” section of the Pulse Catalog.