Australia’s first entertainment search and guide software application, Searchr.TV, has launched, setting a new standard in convenience by helping users sort and access content in a single application.  

Searchr.TV aggregates all five free-to-air and 10 local and international paid streaming providers in one software application, eliminating the need for hardware to be plugged in. The application has integrated LeadStory, one of Australia’s leading news platforms, which includes 16 global publishers providing breaking news content and dedicated sports and kids zones.

The application includes movies, TV shows, news, and sports content with IMDb user ratings to help users filter through content. Searchr.TV has extensive search options based on duration, rating, year it was produced, and more.

The Searchr.TV platform lets users search across 15 leading free-to-air and paid platforms and deep links directly to the content across all platforms, filtering by type of content, duration, interest and more.

It’s available on all devices, including mobile phones, tablets, and computers, through all browsers, and can be used on multiple devices by multiple people in multiple locations simultaneously. The iOS and Android mobile applications are in development.

It’s currently on TVs using the Google Play application and Google Chromecast. There will be a TV-led application with Android variations for LG and Hisense. Samsung Tizen and Apple TV variations are currently in development. 

“Searchr.TV solves the problem of knowing where to watch certain TV shows and movies across the many free-to-air broadcasters and content providers,” managing director, Tim Wheeler said.

“However, as the entertainment landscape evolves, so do customers’ expectations. Through our partnership with LeadStory, there are 16 news publishers, a dedicated sports zone, and we are building an audio proposition to listen to podcasts, music, and your favourite radio stations.

“Our wide range of search filters sets us apart from our competitors. At the end of the day, when you are tired with only 1.5 hours to watch something with a user rating greater than 8, Searchr.TV will serve up the options and is a key point of difference, we take the hard work of searching away from the user.”

Searchr.TV actively promotes and highlights Australian-produced content and contributes a percentage back to the Australian media landscape.

“With a diverse library of movies, TV shows, and dedicated sports, news, and kids’ zones, we’ve got something for everyone, and it’s all in one place. Beyond convenience, we’re fostering a sense of culture and community, allowing you to discover new content tailored to you and share suggestions with friends,” Wheeler added.

Searchr.TV offers all new users a two-week free trial. To coincide with the launch, Searchr.TV is offering three months free with any annual subscription, which is only $29.99.