Yahoo introduces new Video Guide app for universal search across streaming services, adds Gmail support to Yahoo Mail

BY Killian Bell

Published 11 Dec 2015

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Yahoo has launched a new Video Guide app that is designed to make it easy for you to find your favorite movies and TV shows no matter which service they’re showing on. The company has also added Gmail support to Yahoo Mail, so you can bring all your inboxes together in one place.

“As your favorite movies and TV shows continue to migrate from the cable box and into a variety of streaming services, it’s becoming increasingly painful to actually find and watch them,” Yahoo says. “That’s why we built Yahoo Video Guide.”

Instead of having to manually check different services to find your favorite shows and movies, you can now search for them inside Video Guide, and it will tell you exactly where you can find them. It will even redirect you to the necessary apps on your iOS device, such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon, and Hulu.

If you’re not quite sure what you want to watch, Video Guide’s Mood Picker can help you decide — whether you fancy a thriller, a dark comedy, a family film, or non-stop action. Mood Picker lets you choose GIFs that match your mood, then suggests content based on your feedback.

Video Guide is currently available to iOS users in the U.S., and you can download it from the App Store now.

Arguably even more important than Video Guide for some is support for Gmail and Google Apps inside Yahoo Mail. Whether you’re using Yahoo Mail on the web or on your iPhone or iPad using the iOS app, you can add your Gmail account to bring all your emails together in one place.

“All the features you need and love in Yahoo Mail – powerful search, smart contacts, rich compose features and Yahoo Account Key for password-free sign-in – are now available with Gmail,” Yahoo explains. “Here’s your path to a more convenient, powerful and personal email experience.”

Gmail support for Yahoo Mail is available globally today. To get started, simply visit the Account Settings section inside Yahoo Mail on the web or inside the iOS app to add your Gmail account. If you don’t already have the Yahoo Mail app, you can download it now from the App Store.