Squrl – the superb ‘social. watch-later’ video service – has updated its iOS app again this week, to Version 1.9.
One of the most notable new features is Facebook integration – with the ability to see collections of your friends’ Facebook video postings and with Squrl likes now also being Facebook likes. Here’s the full change list for the 1.9 update:
✔ Facebook collection of your friends video postings
✔ For those connected to Facebook, "Likes" are now also a Facebook "Like"
✔ Invite friends to Squrl under settings
✔ Pinch gestures added to the Squrl video player
✔ New notifications in messages, you are notified when people you are following have created or updated their galleries and collections
✔ Reorder videos in collections – Edit + Press and hold
✔ Reply to your messages
✔ Twitter collection of videos from your stream
✔ Subscribe to your favorite ABC.com shows in Discover
✔ UI enhancements and Many bug fixes
I did a review of Squrl back in April and found it a hugely impressive app. It’s now a firm favorite of mine on the iPad and I often spend large chunks of an evening watching content from Squrl rather than TV. It’s great to see the developers continuing to improve this already excellent app.
Here’s an App Store link for Squrl; it’s a free app and a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.
Squrl – the excellent social video / video aggregator app for iPad and iOS – has been updated this week, to Version 1.8. The biggest new feature in this update is Playlists.
The app has always offered the ability to make your own Collections of videos, and the new playlist feature now lets you tap once to play all the videos in a collection. I love this feature. If you’ve got a good set of videos lined up this is great, as it cuts out the need to load up each video when the previous one finishes.
Here’s the list of other notable changes in the 1.8 update:
• Watch and Interact — iPad users can choose to watch video in a minimized view while continuing to use and browse in Squrl.
For iPad and AppleTV users
• Lean back, living room experience — Push playlists to your TV via Airplay on Apple TV and watch videos in a continuous stream.
For ALL users
• YouTube login — YouTube members now will have a seamless connection with their Squrl video collections by signing into their YouTube account, getting access to their existing playlists and subscriptions.
I’ve tried out several of the newer ‘social’ video apps for iPad over recent weeks, and Squrl is by far and away my favorite. It’s the one I use most often and have collected the most content for. The new playlist feature will have me spending even more time with this app.
Quick Spoiler Alert: I love the Squrl app for iPad and iOS. It’s the best new (ish) iPad app I’ve seen this year – and easily the best app for using in tandem with AirPlay and Apple TV.
Squrl is all about videos. Discovering good video content from a wide range of all the best sources, organizing it, sharing it, and seeing what others are sharing. Here’s a little more intro type information from its App Store page:
Squrl is a clever way to collect and organize video from many different providers, in one easy to use app.
• Have you ever wanted to collect video from many different websites in one place?
• Are you tired of hunting through a half dozen or more iPad apps to view your videos?
You’ll always know where to find your videos, no matter where they are on the web, with Squrl. You can even discover new content through your network of friends!
Access all your favorite videos, movies, and subscriptions to your favorite shows with Squrl. Organizing is simple and you’re alerted when new videos are available to watch.