By Neha Prakesh for Mashable
Watchup is a new app that helps people find out what’s up in video news. Available on the Apple iPad, the service aggregates video content from several media outlets and YouTube channels to broadcast news on a centralized hub.
The app offers a hands-free news experience, co-founder Adriano Farano tells Mashable.
Watchup feels like a combination of Hulu and Flipboard. Users tailor personalized newscasts with video from various news outlets such as CNN or ABC. The app pulls up the latest videos from each source. A one-touch feature adds selected videos to a queue. The app keeps tracks of the total playlist duration as well. Once users finish creating the playlist, they simply sit back and watch their video reel.
Farano came up with the idea when he grew frustrated with the time it took to search and load several videos. It was a hassle jumping back and forth between browsers and apps. Watchup is meant to decrease the “video discovery time” and instead give users, for example, 15 minutes of video content to watch with only 15 seconds of preparation.
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