What is Frequency?
Frequency is a personal video service that lets you watch videos - from anywhere and everywhere on the Internet - in one convenient place. Frequency turns the best websites and social media sites into distinct video channels. Simply log in and you'll find all the videos from your favorite sources of news, entertainment, music, sports and technology, as well as all the videos your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.
Where does Frequency find all these videos?
Frequency monitors hundreds of thousands of websites and online video sources in near real-time. As videos become available, they automatically and instantly appear in your channels. So, for example, when a friend posts a video on Facebook, it appears in your Facebook channel on Frequency. It works the same way for videos on Twitter, YouTube and every other website or blog. Just select your channels, and the videos come right to you. Every time.
In short, Frequency makes it really easy to see, in one place, everything that's happening in your online world. And to visit the source of any video, all you have to do is click on the link and off you go.
What is the Tuner and how do I use it?
The Tuner runs across the top of your screen and has a blue background. It contains an icon for everything you are following – channels, topics and people.
The buttons in the Tuner function like the presets on your car stereo. To tune in a channel, simply click the button and Frequency will begin collecting all the videos in that channel. For example, when you click the Twitter icon in the Tuner, Frequency will begin gathering all the videos posted by everyone you're following.
The Tuner is easy to use and easy to personalize. To change the location of your favorite channels in your Tuner, simply drag an icon to the left or right and it will drop into the new position (currently this feature is only available on the website, not the iPad app). Or, use the drag-and-drop technique to combine multiple icons into one "Smart Channel."
What is a channel?
A channel is simply a constantly updated collection of videos that are collected from a website or a group of websites. Newsy, BBC, Facebook, Gizmodo, Twitter – all of these (thousands) are separate channels that you can tune in to.
What is "Your Highlights" channel?
Your Tuner contains a few channels that Frequency creates for you. This includes Your Highlights, Staff Picks and some others.
Your Highlights showcases the videos from all the channels, topics and people you are following. You can let Frequency choose the videos for you by selecting "Popular" (the default option), or you can see the most recent videos from every channel you're following by selecting "New".
To switch between Popular and New views, click the down arrow next to Your Highlights, above the playlist and then choose the display you desire.
What is the Staff Picks channel?
The Staff Picks is a special channel curated by Frequency editors that contains their favorite picks from the entire index of channels. It's updated in real-time and tracks videos that are trending as well as videos that are being shared or viewed the most. This channel can't be removed from your Tuner.
How do I add Channels, Topics, and People?
You'll find everything you might want to follow and watch on Frequency in the Channel Guide. You can access the Guide from the top center of your screen, just above the Tuner.
In the Channel Guide you'll find trending topics and hundreds of channels organized into categories such as News, Music, Technology, Food and many more. You can also connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts while in the Channel Guide – just click on the Social tab.
New to Frequency? The guide is a great way to get familiar with all of your channel options.
How do I remove a channel from my Tuner?
There are several ways.
On the Website
Place your mouse over any channel icon in your Tuner. Then click on the minus sign at the bottom left corner. Next, click the red box labeled "Remove Channel".
On the iPad
Place your finger on a channel icon and hold it. The icons will shake and you will see an "X". Tap the "X" and the channel will be removed.
On the iPhone
Place your finger on a channel icon and hold it. Drag and drop the channel icon into the bar that will appear below. A red bar indicates confirmation that the channel has been removed from your tuner.
Please note: You cannot remove Your Highlights or the Staff Picks channels from the Tuner.
How do I connect my Facebook and Twitter accounts to Frequency?
After you create your Frequency account, you'll see the Facebook and Twitter icons in your Tuner. Just click the Facebook icon to connect your Facebook account, and the Twitter icon to connect your Twitter account. It's that easy.
You can also click your name or image in the upper right hand corner of the screen and then select Preferences. Within Preferences, under Social Channels, you can connect or disconnect all of your social accounts.
How do I connect my YouTube account to Frequency?
It's easy to watch all of your favorite YouTube videos on Frequency. While logged in to Frequency, click your name or image in the upper right corner of the screen, then select Preferences. Within Preferences, under Social Channels, you can connect (or disconnect) your YouTube account.
How do I hide people in my social networks if I don't want to see their videos on Frequency?
In the playlist of any channel (down the left side of the screen) simply identify a video posted by the person you'd like to hide and role over the thumbnail image. You'll see an "X" in the upper right corner of the image. Click the "X" and click "Hide". If you change your mind, you can always Unhide someone in Preferences. You can access Preferences by clicking your name or image in the upper right corner of the screen.
Please note: This feature will only hide videos in your Frequency account (in other words, you won't be able to see videos posted by the people you hide). It will not affect your friendship or following status on Facebook or Twitter.
How do I add RSS feeds?
You can add the RSS feed from any website and watch all the videos in that feed on Frequency. When you do so, you'll see an RSS feed icon appear in your Tuner as a channel icon. Frequency will automatically update that channel each time a new video is posted.
Adding an RSS Feed
Copy the RSS feed URL of the blog or site you'd like to follow.
While logged in to Frequency, click on your name or image in the upper right corner of the screen.
Go to the RSS Feeds section, enter a name for the feed and paste the URL in the corresponding sections.
Click Add to complete the process. Videos from that RSS feed will show up in your Tuner. Allow a few moments for the RSS feed to be analysed by Frequency.
Please note: Frequency is not able to read every type of RSS feed. After you complete the steps above, you will receive an email indicating the success or failure of your RSS feed request.
Can I add individual videos to Frequency?
Yes. If there is a specific video somewhere on the Internet that you want to see on Frequency, you can add it yourself. Here's how:
While logged in, click on your name or image in the upper right corner of the screen.
In the Add Video section, you can paste the URL of any page on the Internet that contains a video, or a video embed code, and Frequency will attempt to index it.
You will be notified via email when the video is ready to be viewed, and then you can easily add it to your favorites or share it.
Please note: Any YouTube video you find (in any YouTube player across the Internet) can be added to your YouTube Favorites channel on Frequency. When you find a video you'd like to add, simply Favorite that video in the YouTube player. Of course, you must first have your YouTube account connected to Frequency. To connect your YouTube account, click on your name or image in the upper right corner of the screen, select Preferences and click Connect to YouTube.
What is a Smart Channel?
A Smart Channel is a collection of Internet video sources that are represented by a single icon in your Tuner. You can create a Smart Channel by adding up to 12 sources, whether they are channels, topics, or people. All of the best videos from those sources are included in your Smart Channel. For instance, you could combine a few of your favorite news sources (CNN, BBC, etc.) into one Smart Channel and create your own personalized newscast.
How do I create a Smart Channel?
On the Website
(Smart Channel creation is not yet available on other devices)
When you are watching any channel, click on the down arrow next to the channel name, just above the videos.
Under "Add to Smart Channel" you'll see "New Smart Channel." Click that to name and create a Smart Channel.
Your Smart Channel will appear in the Tuner and you can continue to add additional Channels, Topics and People — bundling videos from up to 12 sources into one Smart Channel.
Please note: Once a Channel is added to a Smart Channel it will no longer appear as an individual icon in your Tuner.
How do I watch just one of the channels in my Smart Channel?
When you are watching a Smart Channel, click on the arrow next to the Smart Channel name above the playlist. There you'll see a list of all the channels it contains. You can click on any channel to watch the contents of just that channel.
How do I edit a Smart Channel?
When you are watching a Smart Channel, click on the arrow next to the Smart Channel name above the playlist. When you roll over any of the channels it contains, you'll see an "X" nearby. Click the "X" to remove that channel from the Smart Channel and you'll see it reappear as a separate icon in your Tuner.
How do I remove a Smart Channel?
When you are watching a Smart Channel, click on the arrow next to the Smart Channel name above the playlist. Click Delete to remove the Smart Channel. All of the channels it contained will reappear as separate icons in your Tuner.
What is Social Sharing?
Social Sharing makes it so much easier to share videos with friends. Once you create a Facebook channel in your Tuner, both the videos you watch and the channels you add to your Tuner will be visible to your Facebook friends on your Facebook Timeline. To enable this feature, all you have to do is login to Frequency using your Facebook credentials.
How do I change my privacy settings?
On the Website
Settings for Social Sharing can be managed in the bottom left corner of your Frequency screen, where you can also view and manage a history of your shared actions.
Social Sharing can be turned off by clicking the box in the bottom left corner of your screen and turning "Share activity on your Facebook Timeline" to Off, or select one of the sub-options for complete control.
On the iPad
Social Sharing settings can be managed in Preferences. Just click the gear icon (in the upper right part of your screen if you haven't moved the icon) to open your iPad's Preferences. From here, select "Share activity on your Facebook Timeline" to Off, or select one of the sub-options for complete control.
If you'd like to alter Facebook permissions, you can edit your Facebook application settings by visiting http://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications.
What does the Like button do?
When you click "Like" on the bar underneath a video on Frequency, that video will be posted as a Like to your Facebook page. You also have the option to attach a comment for your friends to read.
What is the "Save To…" button?
This feature allows you to save a video to either your Favorites list or your Watch Later list. Favorites is a public list that your friends can see. The Watch Later list is private and especially useful for saving videos that you might want to show someone in the future, or watch later on your television.
How do I share videos?
Frequency's Share button presents a variety of ways to share any video. You can share a video link on your Facebook Timeline, tweet it on Twitter, add it to Google+, email it, or grab a link or an embed code to post on another website or blog. Simply click the Share button on the site or tap the Share button in your iPad app and all of these options will be readily available.
- How do I get the Frequency iPhone app?
What can I do with the Frequency iPhone app?
The iPhone app works in much the same way as the website, but it's built to take full advantage of the iPhone's unique gesture interface. The app offers the advantage of continuous play, so videos play one after the other without interaction, or you can watch them individually.
Can I watch the videos I follow on both the iPhone and the website?
Yes. The Frequency app for iPhone works seamlessly with Frequency.com. You can access your Tuner - All the channels and topics you're following are instantly synchronized and are accessible, whether you're logged into the website, the iPhone app, or both.
Why is it that some videos and channels on the website do not show up on the iPhone?
Some videos on the web can only be viewed in Flash, a specific browser plug-in that isn't compatible with the iPhone. While you can't watch Flash videos in the Frequency app (or, you may have also noticed, in your iPhone's browser) you can always watch them on the website. Please note that the Frequency iPhone app automatically removes any Flash-based video channels from tuner.
How do I rate the Frequency iPhone app?
Want to give the Frequency app for iPhone 5 stars? That's understandable, many Frequency users do. Just go to the Frequency app for iPhone page in iTunes and click "Rate This Application" or "Write a Review."
- How do I get the Frequency iPad app?
What can I do with the Frequency iPad app?
The iPad app works in much the same way as the website, but it's built to take full advantage of the iPad's unique gesture interface. The app offers the advantage of continuous play, so videos play one after the other without interaction, or you can watch them individually.
Can I watch the videos I follow on both the iPad and the website?
Yes. The Frequency iPad app works seamlessly with Frequency.com. You can access your Tuner - all the channels and topics you're following - from either the app or the website. If you're logged into either or both the website and the iPad app, anything you do on one is immediately reflected on the other.
Why is it that some videos and channels on the website do not show up on the iPad?
Some videos on the web can only be viewed in Flash, a specific browser plug-in that isn't compatible with the iPad. While you can't watch Flash videos in the Frequency app (or, you may have also noticed, in your iPad's browser) you can always watch them on the website. Please note that the Frequency iPad app automatically removes any Flash-based video channels from tuner.
How do I rate the Frequency iPad app?
Want to give the Frequency app for iPad 5 stars? That's understandable, many Frequency users do. Just go to the Frequency app for iPad page in iTunes and click "Rate This Application" or "Write a Review."
How do I get the Frequency Samsung App?
You can download the free Frequency app for Samsung in the Samsung Apps Marketplace. Activate the Samsung Smart Hub on your Samsung TV or Samsung Blu-ray player with Smart Hub, then click “Samsung Apps” to go to the Marketplace, and search for Frequency.
How do I get started with Frequency?
After you download Frequency, click to open the app on your Smart Hub. When prompted, click the “Connect Now” button. To authenticate your Samsung device, you will need to visit http://www.frequency.com/activate from a non-mobile device, such as a desktop computer or laptop, then go to the app and enter the 4 digit access code provided. This will connect your existing Frequency profile and authenticate your Samsung device.
What can I do with the Frequency app for Samsung?
The Samsung app works in much the same way as the Frequency website, but it's built for navigation with a Samsung remote control and for ‘lean back’ viewing on large screens. The Samsung app offers the advantage of continuous play, so videos play one after the other without any additional interaction by you – just like TV.
Can I watch the videos on both my Samsung device and the website?
Yes. The Frequency app for Samsung works seamlessly with Frequency.com. You can access your Tuner - all the channels and topics you're interested in - are instantly synchronized and accessible. Your channels are saved with your Frequency profile and available whether you're logged into the website, the Samsung app, or both.
Why are some videos and channels unavailable in the Frequency app for Samsung?
Some videos and channels that are available on Frequency.com or on Frequency for iPad and iPhone aren’t compatible with the Samsung operating system. Since you can’t play them, they will not appear as choices inside the Frequency app. Channels that will not play will not be visible in your tuner. They have not disappeared, however – they will be visible where they can be played.
How do I search for a video in the Frequency app for Samsung?
Search is currently only available on www.frequency.com, we are working on making Search available across all Frequency apps. On the website you can search for Channels, People, Topics or videos.
How do I add channels or edit my Tuner in the Frequency app for Samsung?
Channels can be added on www.frequency.com in the Channel Guide. You can access the Guide from the top center of your screen, just above the Tuner. In the Channel Guide you'll find trending topics and thousands of channels organized into categories such as News, Music, Technology, Food and many more. You can also connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts while in the Channel Guide – just click on the Social tab.
Editing your personal Tuner
You can reorder channels on Frequency.com by placing your mouse over any channel icon in the Tuner, holding your mouse button down, and dragging the icon to a new location, then releasing. To remove a channel from your tuner, place you mouse over the channel icon, then click on the minus (-) sign at the bottom left corner of the icon. Next, click the red box labeled "Remove Channel" and the channel will be removed.
How do I rate the Frequency app for Samsung?
Want to give the Frequency app for Samsung 5 stars? That's understandable, many Frequency users do. Just go to the Frequency App for Samsung page in the Samsung Apps Marketplace and click "Submit A Review" in the “Owner Reviews” section. If you’re having trouble of any sort, you’d like to give us feedback or tell us about your experience, please contact Frequency directly.
How do I adjust my profile settings?
On the Web
Click your name or image in the upper right corner of the screen. Then select Profile. Here, you can edit your personal information and change your password.
Beneath Profile, you'll find Preferences, where you can connect and disconnect social networks, change your email settings, add RSS feeds or individual videos, unhide people from your social networks and delete your account.
On the iPad
Tap the gear icon (in the upper right corner of your screen) to open your iPad's Preferences screen.
How do I manage the emails I receive from Frequency?
While logged in, click on your name or image in the upper right corner of the screen. Then go to Preferences. There you can subscribe and unsubscribe to different email notifications and newsletters.