StoryPod Short Films – watch & discover the best films on the web!
Sep 4, 2013 11:07 AM –
StoryPod Short Films curates the best short films from editors you may or may not have seen on Vimeo, YouTube or DailyMotion. It’s setup so simple that all you have to do is press “Play” and sit back and watch film after film.
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4
Pros & Cons:
- Curates some of the best short films from around the web!
- Great video image quality!
- Super simple to use or browse vids!
- Interface a lil too simple, it omits basic player controls.
StoryPod Short Films is a cool streaming app for discovering and watching some of the best indie short films from around the Internet. The videos are curated by editors (gotta luv content curation) and flow in a non-stop and commercial-free stream one after the other. I streamed over cellular, T-Mobile 4G LTE in Chicago to be exact, and experienced no buffer issues and the image quality was excellent. I personally love discovering new films within the app and even those I’ve seen before like Sight. However, there are just a few hiccups with it…
There are no titles to access while playing (in the case you want to know the name of that excellent short you discovered while watching). It omits basic player controls like previous/next movie functions. Also there’s not even a favorites feature to get quick access to your personal best or search. I believe with the addition of these convenient features it will be a well-rounded short movie discovery app.
Lastly, according to the app’s description on Google Play the future intention is for publishers of content will be able to create their own channels using the app, however, at the time of review I did not encounter this feature.
StoryPod Short Films – Start Screen
StoryPod Short Films – Movie Playing
StoryPod Short Films – List of Films
StoryPod Short Films – Menu
StoryPod Short Films – Settings
StoryPod Short Films is great for folks like myself who like to find new online content to watch without having to personally sift through the mess.
Ease of Use:
The app is super simple to use… just press the “Play” button or you can browse the grid of video thumbnails.
The UI is slick, however, I would personally like to see player controls added as previously mentioned.