Dijit, makes of the social TV remote app for the iPad, launched a new app last week called NextGuide. Since most people find something to watch by scrolling through their on-screen guide, the new NextGuide app allows you to see what’s on TV, what your friends are watching and what’s available from services like Netflix and iTunes, all in one place. Finding content you want to watch is the key idea, but NextGuide also plans to allow you to record shows on your DVR, directly from their app.
I got to see a demo of the app back in May when it was still being developed and with its release, the company has added additional functionality, more personalization options and a very clean and quick responding UI. The personalization functions are very powerful and allows you to filter choices based on keywords, categories, Facebook likes and the company has a ton of metadata in the backend that makes finding specific content or categories about shows and movies really easy. It also allows you to set alerts to be notified when your show comes on and will let you record shows to your DVR from within the app, if using DirecTV. More support for other MSOs will come in the future.