Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Digg TV is Digg’s new endless stream of curated web videos.
Digg has been around for several years now, serving as the “homepage of the Internet” and providing links to entertaining and informative content around the web (although its popularity was arguably surpassed by Reddit — the “front page” of the Internet). As the site has evolved, it has introduced several new features along the way. Its latest service is Digg TV — a curated collection of videos that play out in a constant stream. It’s a new way of both watching TV and consuming content online. The videos are short and typically come from YouTube, but all you have to do is sit back and watch.
Videos begin autoplaying when you visit Digg TV. The videos fill the entire screen of your browser, and a box overlaid on the left-hand side of the screen describes what you’re about to watch. If you want to Digg the clip or save the story, you can click that link to be taken out of TV mode and to Digg’s site. If you want to skip to the next video or go back to the previous one, there are arrow keys that let you do that. There’s also the option to click “Explore” and watch videos by category. There are TV specific categories like “Late Night,” as well as more specific categories like “Data Viz” or “Cities.” It’s like StumbleUpon for video, except all of the videos are hand-selected by Digg. The experience of watching videos like this is different than what we’ve grown accustomed to doing online (and more similar to traditional TV), but it’s nice to be able to sit back and let someone else choose what you watch again.