MyPod's 'gated community' strategy makes it distinct among other streaming video sites. There isn't any user-generated content, and the channels are catered to the online-viewing experience, which we often do alone, with personal screens. This strategy makes for a reliably good streaming video experience, where you can always find quality content.
Overview of MyPod Studios:
MyPod Studios is a website that lets you watch streaming video online. MyPod is different from other streaming video sites, especially YouTube, in that it chooses the content for the site based on watchability. Often referred to as a 'gated community' of online video, MyPod offers a selection of hand-picked contributors that offer high-quality content. MyPod also has as much web traffic as Hulu, making it one of the most-used streaming video sites on the web.
Finding Videos on MyPod:
The different 'pods' on MyPod function like distinct channels. Each pod has its own URL, and is dedicated to the content of one contributor. The pods are divided into the following categories: Entertainment, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Men's Interest, Women's Interest, Web Series, Gaming & Tech, and Sports. MyPod categories aren't just limited to interesting video content - they also feature popular articles on each topic that you can comment on through Facebook.
Watching Videos on MyPod:
You can watch videos on MyPod without logging in, but to get the full MyPod experience including social media components, you'll want to register. To create an account, just provide your name, a valid email address, and create a username and password. You'll also have the option to log in through Facebook. If you chose to make a new account, log in to your email to activate it. Now that you have a user account, you can subscribe to your favorite pods or follow them on Twitter, and also keep track of your favorite videos.
The MyPod viewing experience is both simple and fun. Unlike YouTube, you don't have to look deep for quality content. All of the videos on MyPod are watchable, and tailored to the online-watching experience. In addition, every video has a Facebook tab below it so that you can immediately share your thoughts with other users.
Sharing Videos on MyPod:
Sharing your favorite MyPod videos is easy. On the video player you'll see an icon on the bottom-right that looks like two arrows. Once you click on this link, you'll be able to share the video using Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, or Reddit. You can also share the video via email, embed it in a blog or website, or share the provided URL.