Verizon’s new video app for 4G LTE Android smartphones, christened Viewdini, has arrived. With Viewdini, users now have access to various premium video services like Verizon’s own mobile video service, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, CBS, Netflix, mSpot and Hulu.
Though it was believed by many that customers would not have to pay for the network carriage charges and that the content providers would take care of it, it turns out that it wouldn’t be so. In fact, Viewdini will be charging for services just like any other video app.
Another unfortunate piece of information about the service is that new customers will have to use the normal mobile data tiers because the company is ending its double data LTE promotion next week.
People will mainly use apps like this to stream television series or movies. So, do not be surprised, if the bill comes up quite high because of the service. Viewdini lets you buy, rent or subscribe to any premium content from the services.
There is also one other negative about the service and that is the absence of other major streaming sources like HBO and Vudu. The absence of these sources could come across as a big letdown for many.
But fear not, because Verizon has said they are still discussing with other streaming sources. So, there is a really good chance that you can watch HBO and FiOS TV using Viewdini in the future.
There is a good chance that the price of the service might vary from time to time. This is because Verizon is most probably still discussing about revenue-sharing with the content providers.