Key Takeaways: Reelgood User Guide
- Reelgood is an excellent way to browse content across multiple streaming services and subscriptions.
- The browser UI and mobile app are both remarkably easy to set up and use and don’t require access to your subscription data.
- You can use the mobile app to cast content to your television without actually having the Reelgood app installed on said television.
Streaming services have become a huge part of our lives, letting us access massive content libraries from the comfort of our homes. Unfortunately, said content libraries vary heavily depending on which streaming service you use, and it might be difficult to keep track of everything. If you know how to use Reelgood, though, it’s a breeze.
If you’re subscribed to multiple streaming services, you’ve probably noticed how frustrating it can be trying to figure out which show is on which service. It becomes even worse when you consider that some services are region-limited as well and you need a VPN to watch certain shows. If that’s the case, we highly recommend ExpressVPN (read our ExpressVPN review).
With around 85% of U.S. households being subscribed to at least one streaming service, a service like Reelgood can come in handy. If you’re curious about Reelgood, how it works and how to set it up, read on as we dive into the details.
How to Use Reelgood: What Is Reelgood?
Reelgood is a streaming guide that combines over 150 services and all of the content that’s available on them into a single app. It aims to solve the problem of digging through every TV app on your device in order to find that one show you want to watch. If you have a service like the Apple TV app, Reelgood is very similar, but it’s available on Google TV devices, too, and on mobile devices.
Reelgood works primarily with popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime Video etc., but it also works with TV Everywhere channels, as well as other streaming services that are completely free. Note that for TV Everywhere channels and services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, you will need an active subscription.
In addition, Reelgood allows you to track shows and movies that you’d like to watch so you can get notifications when they become available. Reelgood also does a great job of finding out if certain movies are legally available as free to watch, so you avoid paying to watch them.
Is Reelgood Safe?
In order to provide you with a quality service, Reelgood does collect certain user data. Depending on how you use the service, it may collect information that you provide, such as your name, email address and password, as well as your region and watchlist history.
Which Streaming Services Does Reelgood Cover?
Reelgood covers over 150 services in total, but which ones are available for you depends on the region you choose. Currently, you can choose between the United States and the United Kingdom.
If you’re in the United States, there are three categories of service: free services that require no payment to enjoy, subscription services that require you to have an active subscription for the service, and TV Everywhere services that come bundled with your TV subscription.
- Pluto TV
- Angel Studios
- Apple TV+
- The Criterion Channel
- Crunchyroll Premium
- DirecTV Stream
- Hallmark Movies Now
- Peacock Premium
- Prime Video
- YouTube Premium
TV Everywhere Services
- Adult Swim
- BBC America
- Cartoon Network
- Comedy Central
- Magnolia Network
- Food Network
- Travel Channel
If you’re in the United Kingdom, Reelgood’s selection of services is much more limited, with around 20 services being supported in total. Here is a complete list of services available:
- BBC iPlayer
- BFI Player
- Channel 4
- UKTV Play
- Prime Video
- Apple TV+
- BFI Player
Which Countries Does Reelgood Cover?
At the moment, Reelgood is only available to users in the United States and the United Kingdom. If you want an alternative that you can use worldwide, you might want to consider something like JustWatch, or a slightly different service like Stremio.
Is Reelgood Free & Do I Need an Account?
While Reelgood as a service is completely free to use, you will need an active subscription for every paid streaming service you’d like to watch content from. Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Max and other streaming services each have their own subscriptions, independent of Reelgood, and you’ll need to pay for most of them.
If you only want to use Reelgood as a streaming guide to browse content and not waste time trying to find which streaming service offers what, you don’t need an account. However, if you want to track shows or use the mobile app, you will need to create a free account to use Reelgood. This is very simple, and you can sign up with a Facebook, Google or Apple account.
Devices That Support Reelgood: Roku, Android, iOS & More
At the moment, there are plenty of mobile and smart TV devices that support the app. You can use it on an iPhone or Android mobile device, as well as LG smart TVs, Android TV devices and Amazon Fire TV devices. Unfortunately, there is no Roku app at the moment, but as a workaround, you can use the mobile app to cast content on your Roku smart TV.
How to Use Reelgood to Track Shows & Movies
To use Reelgood to track shows and movies, you’ll need to set up an account and add the streaming services you want to use with it, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Here is how to do so.
- Go to the Reelgood Website
Go to the Reelgood website in order to start the registration process.
- Choose a Region
Click the flag at the bottom of the page to open the region selection menu, and depending on where you’re located, choose the United States or the United Kingdom. Note that the availability of services will vary depending on your location.
- Sign Up for Reelgood
Click “sign up” in the upper-right corner of the website to sign up. You can use an email address or a Google, Facebook or Apple account.
- Add Your Services
From the list of available services, choose all that you’d like to use with Reelgood by clicking the “+” symbol. Once you’re done, click “next” at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose Content to Stream
Once you’ve created an account and added your services, you’ll be met with a selection of movies and shows you can watch, depending on the services you’ve connected. Choose something to watch by clicking it from the list.
- Watch or Add to a List
When you’ve chosen a show or movie, you can either watch it immediately or add it to your watchlist (or another custom list of your choice). If you want to watch immediately, click “watch now,” and you’ll be taken to a list of places where you can access said content.
- Choose a Service
At this point, you can choose to either watch the show or movie or rent/buy it, depending on available options. Choose a service to stream on, and hit the play button. Reelgood will open the respective service you’ve chosen and you can watch your content after logging in.
How to Use Reelgood on My TV
Reelgood’s mobile app allows you to search for a show and then watch it on your smart TV without having the Reelgood app installed on your TV. Instead, it will launch the respective service’s app on your TV and then open the remote, so you can control your show. Here is how to do so.
- Open the Mobile App
On your mobile device, open the Reelgood app.
- Choose Content to Watch
From the list of available shows and movies, choose something to watch and tap it on your device.
- Play It on TV
When you’ve chosen what you want to watch, scroll down and tap “play on TV.” This will open a list of TVs that are on your local internet network and to which Reelgood can cast the content. From the list, choose your TV.
- Choose a Service
Once you’ve chosen your TV, you will get a list of available streaming services on which you can enjoy the content. Tap the streaming service of choice and Reelgood will launch the respective app on your smart TV, whether that’s Netflix, Hulu, Max or any other service, and play the content.
Useful Reelgood Features
In addition to being able to combine all of your favorite streaming services and the content they let you access and watch, Reelgood has a few unique features that set it apart from the competition.
The Reelgood Roulette Randomizer
The Roulette Randomizer is perfect for those who spend more time searching for something to watch than they do actually watching something. This feature lets you pick a streaming service and then choose things like genre, IMDB score and Reelgood score, before spinning the wheel and offering a suggestion.
Reelgood even goes a step further by offering things like the Romantic Roulette, which is tailored to people who like to watch rom-coms, or the Spooky Roulette, which does the same thing but for horror movies.
The Reelgood remote is a great part of the mobile app. When you’ve chosen a movie or series to watch, you can just use the app to cast it on your smart TV, and in most cases, you’d be done with it. However, the Reelgood app then acts as a remote, allowing you to play or pause the show, fast forward or go backwards, adjust volume and more.
Unlike with other mobile remote apps, the Reelgood app is incredibly responsive and works very quickly. We tried it on LG smart TVs, as well as on other Android and Apple TVs, and it worked admirably with streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and other movie and show streaming platforms.
If you’ve ever used a dating app, the Search Party feature will seem very familiar. The feature lets you find movies and shows to watch with other people by swiping left or right on a list of content suggestions. Once you and the others in your party have agreed on a specific movie or show, you’ll find said movies and shows in your “matches” tab, and you can then watch them.
Reelgood is perfect if you have plenty of streaming subscriptions and want an app that will let you discover new shows and movies, as well as provide tracking capabilities for the content you’re already watching. The app also gives you access to free TV channels and streaming services, letting you enjoy content from as many sources as possible.
Even if you only use a single streaming service, such as Netflix, Reelgood can enhance the feature set with things like the Roulette Randomizer or the Search Party. You’ll also get advanced tracking capabilities, though that’s arguably not that much of a problem if you only use one or two streaming services.
The best thing about it is that it’s completely free, so there’s no reason not to give it a shot. Have you tried Reelgood before? What’s your favorite thing about it? Let us know in the comments, and as always, thank you for reading.
FAQ: Reelgood Guide
The Reelgood app combines all the content that is available on over 150 streaming services in a single app, so you don’t have to search through streaming services to find that one show or movie you want to watch. It also allows you to track shows and movies and get notified when a new episode is added.
Yes, and no. Reelgood and JustWatch are two apps that compete with each other, and each of them has an advantage in certain areas. Which one is better for you depends on your use case. For example, Reelgood has a better UI and is easier to use, but JustWatch is a tad more reliable and covers more regions.
You can install the Reelgood app on a compatible smart TV from the TV’s app store. Then, you can use the app on your TV. Alternatively, you can use the smartphone app and stream content to your TV.
Reelgood may collect your personal data when you use it to sign up for the service, as well as when you customize your watchlist and use other features.