Popular news aggregator Flipboard has announced a new video aggregation service, according to a company press release.
Flipboard has carved out a market for itself as one of the leading news aggregators. It was originally released exclusively for the iPad in 2010, and was one of the apps that helped showcase the platform’s potential. Over the years, it has grown, acquired rival Zite and continued to evolve.
With the latest announcement, Flipboard is expanding to curated videos on a range of topics and interests in a premium, ad-free format. According to the company’s post, “Flipboard TV is a curated video service that will be available inside Flipboard, featuring professionally-produced content across a variety of topical areas, including channels devoted to News, Business, Politics, Entertainment, and Technology. For those interested in entertainment, you can enjoy videos from sources such as Variety, US Weekly, and Rolling Stone. If you’re looking for business videos, we have content from Barron’s, Bloomberg Media, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, and more; the Politics channel will deliver videos from The Recount and others; and local news will include KCRA (Sacramento, Calif.), WESH (Orlando, Fla.) and KCCI (Des Moines, Iowa.)”
The service will be available for a three-month free trial, and cost $2.99 per month after that. Initially, the service is launching exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy S20.
“Samsung continues to innovate to make your life and the things you love to do easier and better. Bringing Flipboard TV into the Galaxy experience gives people a new way to unlock high-quality short-form video, from their smartphone,” said Ignacio de Mingo, Samsung Electronics America senior director and head of loyalty platforms. “As Flipboard takes its next leap in content discovery, we’re thrilled that Flipboard TV will be exclusively available on the Galaxy S20 line at launch.”