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Review: LG Intuition for Verizon Wireless

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Viewdini, a Verizon Wireless app, is a new video-searching tool with some social networking features tossed in for good measure. With Viewdini, you can search for pretty much any sort of video content: movies, TV shows, and so on. Once you find the content, the app offers information about it (cast, production notes, etc.) and then access to the content itself.

For example, I stumbled onto Battlestar Galactica, one of my all-time favorite sci/fi shows, while using the app. I chose to watch some episodes from Season 4. The app looks around for those episodes and offers several different avenues through which the episodes can be watched. The first option was Netflix. For Netflix subscribers, you simply hit the link, sign in, and away you go. Since I am a Verizon FiOS customer at home, I was able to watch the episodes through my Verizon On Demand FlexView account. The episodes were also available to Xfinity subscribers.

Each bit of content is available from different sources, so your ability to watch stuff (for free, or via sign-in with a partner service) is not very consistent. I don't use Netflix, so movies that are only available from Netflix were unavailable to me to watch for free. If they happened to be available from HBO Go, though, I could sign in and then watch.

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Google Play

The Intuition doesn't stray too far from the basic Android 4.0 media apps. The Google Play Store, with its music, magazines, movies, and television shows, is an increasingly better destination for downloading content.

The Google Play Music and Google Play Movies apps are fine for music and video playback, and offer the option of streaming media over the wireless network or storing it locally. I found that music sounded good when played back through my favorite headphones. Video content also looks great, and movies are quite impressive on the Intuition's big display.

The Intuition also ships with the basic Android media player and video player apps, which are certainly functional, but not as feature-rich as the Google Play apps.

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