Hardly Any Video Apps for Your iPhone


With no officially supported video capture and no Flash, the iPhone’s video options are abnormally limited. And some developers, such as the CEO of mywaves, Rajeev Raman, say they are treading cautiously onto the iPhone out of fear Apple will constrain them in order to push its paid video offerings. (To which Steve Jobs reportedly replied: “He’s right. We will compete.”)

But nonetheless, we scoured the iTunes app store and found a few (a very few — we had to add movie info apps to get to five) video-related iPhone apps.

vSNAX Videos: Watch CBS, Spike, VH1, etc. Made by Rhythm NewMedia. See our original coverage from before WWD. Free.

Truveo Video Search: Search for video that plays on the iPhone. Made by AOL, which acquired Truveo before the big video bang and now makes it available via free APIs. Free.

mDialog: Personal video sharing. Made by mDialog, which we recently mentioned for its partnership with Unicef. Free.

BoxOffice. Movie times, reviews, tickets. Made by Cyrus Najmabadi. Free.

Movies. Show times, trailers, tickets, maps. Made by Jeffrey Grossman. Free.

Of course, if you’d like to jailbreak your phone, you can have a lot more options, including live video streaming.



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Gary B

I didn’t see i.tv mentioned. Not only does it give accurate program listings, but you can watch a preview of the episode and other bonus clips, along with trailers from the latest television movie AND cinema releases. You can also manage your Netflix queue and remotely set your TiVo to record a show using your iPhone. I’ve been using it for a while now and it rarely crashes or has issues. Definitely check it out folks!!

Nick Sparks

don’t forget quicktime sharing application. this one can easily offer you great converions of videos from other video file formats. with it, you can easily download videos to your iPhone from a short period of time. truveo search videos is good but i do recommend this Ipod Download Movies. Most of my friends reffered it to me and it’s been best so far.


Downloaded Vsnax and like it because the videos are from TV stations not amateurs. Looking forward to the speed increasing a bit, but overall it’s working pretty well.

Video Boy

Whatever happened to that company that had raised 28 million dollars to do mobile video, Vivio or something?


Will there be a QT app… does adobe have anything lined up? Yikes, I can’t watch my video without uploading to YouTube, that’s just lame.


Ah, yes, but you can still go to YouTube to watch the skateboarding bulldog video for the 500th time.

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