Whether the Apple TV undergoes a full transformation into something representing the future of television, a number of apps are attempting to take us there today. Live TV and the increasing number of streaming-video apps on iOS present a seemingly unbridgeable gulf, but apps like Dijit's NextGuide are doing their best to synthesize the experience.
Much like TV Guide's recently updated app, NextGuide is a mix of standard TV listings, social recommendations, and direct hooks to launch streaming-video apps with the content you're looking for. The layout and discovery of shows is based on tiles and genres, split into various categories. Once shows are found, watch alerts can be set to show new episodes. Much like apps such as Fanhattan, you can also look for particular shows and discover which particular streaming services may already have the show you're looking for.
Browsing channels via NextGuide: A different, tile-based system.
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