TunerFish is the social networking website for fans of television and film. All types of video can be shared through the site. While this doesn’t sound like a lot, users can get involved through the points system on the site. TunerFish lets users connect with others who have a similar taste in entertainment while discovering television shows, movies, and internet videos they may have missed and improving their rank on the site.
TunerFish was conceived as a way to move towards the future of viewing television and film. The original concept was based around the idea that the lines between television and the internet are quickly fading away. Soon, they will be one in the same. TunerFish is intended as a way to introduce people to that idea. The TunerFish team includes General Manager John McCrea, Director of Product Nida Zada, Engineering Lead Jason Li, and User Experience Lead Chris Connolly.
TunerFish is not another copy of YouTube. The site has a mission: to help people share various video media online. This is where the site stands out. Its intent is to help create a new way of viewing video that allows user interaction, sharing, and helps further close the gap between television and the internet.
The TunerFish website is very easy to navigate. The homepage features a collection of images from some of the best loved movies and television series to date. The rest of the site features an organized layout with a very professional design. It is obvious to a new visitor that the site is intended for video media, but without making the mistake of many other movie themed websites, which throw as many clips in front of the visitor as possible.
TunerFish is essentially a social networking website based around film and television. The account creation process is very easy for those with accounts on two of the most popular networking sites. Simply choose to sign up using an existing Facebook or Twitter account to get started. Unfortunately, at this point, no other registration option is available. Anyone who does not wish to link their accounts, or who simply does not want to make a Facebook or Twitter profile, will not be able to access all TunerFish features.
New users can check out the TunerFish site and create an account for free. The no cost sign up makes this application very appealing to the average user. In reality, the service offered is not something that should be requesting payment. With other resources online constantly offering video media for free, it would be extremely difficult to justify a paid membership option without some additional functionality added. For the no cost sign up, the site does offer a good bit of social networking and sharing potential.
Fans of internet video, television show fanatics and movie gurus can really get into the concept behind TunerFish. Even the average user can come to the site and be entertained through recommended clips. The site does not focus on a specific genre, so fans of any kind of video, from children’s shows to epic films and comedies can enjoy what the TunerFish website has to offer.