Clicker, which aims to be the TV Guide for Internet television, just launched. We first reviewed Clicker last week when it was still in private beta. The version that went live today features a number of significant improvements to the private beta version. Clicker now indexes 33% more shows than before and indexes over 400,000 full episodes from 7,000 shows. Clicker also now features an improved DVR-like playlist, integration with Facebook Connect and improved search. In addition, Clicker users can now also comment on shows and use a wiki-like feature to contribute information about a given show or episode.
In last week's review, we called Clicker a "one-stop shop for online video." Today's updates and the public launch turn it into an even more convenient service. The most important new feature is the improved playlist, which now makes it even easier to watch shows on the Internet and to keep track of which ones you have already seen. Clicker now also indexes over 30,000 movies that are available through Netflix Instant Streaming and Amazon VOD.
Video Search Market is Heating Up
As more and more TV viewers turn to the Internet to see full-length episodes of their favorite shows, the market for services that index these shows and make them easily available is also heating up. TVGuide.com released a number of significant updates to its site yesterday that include embedded full-length shows. Microsoft's Bing video search now also makes it easier to find content from TV and cable networks online. While Google offers a comprehensive video search engine, it doesn't offer any specific features that make it easier to find and watch TV shows online.
Clicker's new DVR-like playlists give it a unique feature that makes it stand out from the crowd and turns it into a one-stop shop for TV content on the Internet. You can find our full review of Clicker here.