Clicker.com is an Internet television site that is equal parts search engine, entertainment guide and directory all roll into one. Clicker Social gives users the ability to join forces to discover what’s worth watching, from sharing playlists, to recommending and discussing shows, to telling their social circle what they’re watching right now. Clicker.com is now available on the App Store for free. With Clicker’s app, you’re really downloading the packaging. It doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do on your iPhone already, it just combines those functions into one wrapper and adds some social sharing features.
The app draws its strength from Clicker’s vast database of free videos and podcasts from popular sites like Diggnation, YouTube, The Onion, Break, Revision3, TED, Break, NPR, and CNN. The app allows users to search, watch and discuss 1,800 web shows (there are about 200,000 episodes in all), and download and watch 12,000 additional shows from iTunes — though you could obviously do that last part on your iPhone already.
Clicker’s a free app for Boxee, and you can install it by heading to the App Box in the left-hand menu. Based in Los Angeles, Calif., Clicker is funded by Benchmark Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Allen & Company, JAFCO Ventures and Qualcomm Investments.