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Clicker - The Google Of Internet Television?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009



Every now and then a new website comes along that supposedly makes it easy find and watch Internet television.  Other than Hulu - which is owned by big, bad media - I can’t say that I use any of them (other than, of course).  Hulu is nice, but it’s limited to the content of the owners.  The problem is that there is a lot more content on the Internet than what Hulu has to offer.  PBS, Crackle (Sony), the other big networks all have lots of good stuff.  The question is how to sort it all out and find it.

Enter Clicker.  It’s easy to remember, because my wife refer to our remote control as the “clicker,” and for some reason are always searching for it. Where’s the clicker?  Clicker was just launched this morning, November 11th and is now available for everybody.  If you sign up for an account (it’s free), you can do things such as create playlists for viewing later.

The content is well organized and Clicker provides you with many ways to browse or search content.  I entered “Gilligan” into the search box and came up with 36 episodes of Gilligan’s Island.  As soon as you start typing, Clicker starts pulling up content that matches the letters you are inputing.  Cool.

Regardless of how big media complains about losing revenue, in some ways Internet television can generate new revenue.  Now folks can watch old classics (such as Gilligan’s Island) while watching new commercials.  Good content for the viewer; new revenue for the owner.  It’s a win-win situation. Give Clicker a try, I think you’ll like it.  The Google of Internet television?  Perhaps.  We’ll have to wait and see.