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App Spotlight: VideoSurf

Many of you may have heard of, and are using the application Shazam. Shazam is an app that allows you to search and share music with your friends. One of the defining features of Shazam is the ability to le the app “listen” to the music that is playing and identify it. But what if this service could be applied to video? Well, with VideoSurf this idea becomes a reality.

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VideoSurf is an app that allows you to be watching a movie, episode of TV, or other types of videos, and identifies it by analyzing the video and audio of whatever is being played. All you have to do is point the camera of the device you are using at whatever is playing, and after a couple of seconds of audio and video, the application will upload and analyze the video. After doing this, you will be brought to a screen where you can see the different things that the identified “artist” has. You can follow and like different people’s profiles as well. However, one of the biggest advantages to having this app is its social capabilities. VideoSurf allows you to share the different videos, movies and shows that you are watching with your friends. Being able to share TV shows that I am watching, specific episodes even, is awesome. It can really bring video watching into the social realm.

VideoSurf is in the Android Market for free, and also in Verizon’s Apps store for Verizon Wireless customers. Everyone can download the app from the market, but if you choose you can also grab it from Verizon’s app store as well. Try out VideoSurf today, and start sharing your videos.


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  1. FYI, the app is awesome WHEN it works….doesn’t always work. it doesn’t force close or anything but it doesn’t recognize live shows (jimmy falon) and even popular shows (dirty jobs). i think im doing it right but it’s not spot on…kinda like Shazaam…(sorry i like soundhound better)

  2. Just checked VideoSurf’s site, the app is only available to Verizon customers on select Android phones with vcast.  Can’t even spoof a Verizon id and grab it from the market.

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