So you just finished binge-watching the last season of Mad Men, and now you’re wondering: What’s next? That’s exactly the type of question a new site called Televisor was built for.
Televisor offers the type of “you may also like” kind of recommendations for content you’re used to seeing on a shopping site like Amazon, but with an eye towards actual relevancy. Each show can be explored with trailers, IMDB information and links to streams on Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu. And for our neighbors in the north, there are special listings for content available on Netflix Canada.
That affinity towards Canada is no coincidence: Televisor was built by a startup called Sortable from Ontario, Canada that has in the past worked on tech shopping comparison websites. Sortable spokesperson Jude Fiorillo described the idea behind Televisor via email this way:
“Televisor is an extension of this ‘help make better decisions’ mission, but with a focus on helping people discover great TV shows. There’s a lot of places you can go to watch TV online these days once you know what you want, but what we really want to solve with Televisor is the ‘what do I watch’ problem.”
Of course, Televisor isn’t the only site that’s trying to help you find streaming content to watch. Services like Yidio, Canistreamit or Nextguide all want to be a kind of online programming guide, helping you to find movies and TV shows to stream.
Nice about Televisor isn’t just its clean design, but also it’s low barrier of entry. Users don’t have to sign up, make friends or rely on any other kind of social interaction, but can simply enter a show name and start exploring. And sometimes, that’s really all you want.