blinkx beat

blinkx beat 1.5

Free
Blinkx Beat lets you watch the most popular Internet videos
2.8  (70 votes)
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Blinkx Beat is a small utility that shows popular videos from the web on your desktop. The movies that this application plays are really entertaining as they are selected from the most popular online videos ever, therefore, they include a lot of cool and amusing stories about stunts, bloopers, funny pranks, cute animals, and so on.

Anyway, other than the played videos, there are few aspects that you can appreciate about this tool. It comes with an annoying lack of usability in general, as if you want to watch some interesting videos, you could just use a browser and visit YouTube or any other similar video streaming website. I’m sorry to say it, but Blinkx Beat doesn’t offer any remarkable difference to make itself be a desirable alternative. It only allows skipping or replaying a video and setting itself as the default system screensaver but, besides, there are pretty much no other additional features or options. You can’t select which types of videos you’d like to play, you can’t choose an order or manage playlists, you can’t tweak the quality of the played videos, etc.

It might be a neat little free tool, but Blinkx Beat didn’t convince me. It doesn’t only look old and outdated, but even its main purpose and functionality feel rather meaningless.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary

Pros

  • It's free
  • It's small and lightweight
  • It shows the most popular videos on the web

Cons

  • It looks dull and outdated
  • Its main functionality is rather obsolete and meaningless
  • It lacks any remarkable features and options
  • The displayed videos are of low quality (resolution)
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