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Yahoo’s new app is a TV Guide for cord cutters

Search by GIFs, or words if you really want to

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Yahoo created its own version of a TV Guide today that will let users find where movies and TV shows are streaming across their subscription services. The "Yahoo Video Guide," as the company calls it, lets users search a program title and then watch instantly. It’s available on both the App Store and the Google Play Store. Whenever users find what they want to watch, they can click a button to "Stream Now," and the app will automatically launch a subscription service that hosts the film. If the program isn't available online, users can buy it, instead. The app supports more than 30 services, including Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, ABC, Fox, CBS, and NBC.

For viewers who aren’t totally sure what they’re wanting to watch, they can decide with GIFs. Yahoo said users can pick whatever GIFs fit their mood and the guide will sort out streaming options from there. "This is an exciting step for us as we move towards a day when we all watch TV and movies exclusively from our mobile phones, iPads, and connected TVs," Yahoo said in a blog post.

Yahoo Video Guide GIF