Learn About New Topics Via Videos: sCoolTV For Windows 8

sCoolTV is a free Windows 8 app that allows you to learn and access information pertaining to a large variety of topics online. When you install and launch the app on your Windows 8 device, you will be presented with a large number of video files pertaining to topics like astronomy, photography etc. which you can click on to be shown even more videos of the topic that you clicked on. From there, all you have to do is to watch the various available videos in the app that will allow you to learn more about various topics.  Topics available include astronomy, photography etc.

sCoolTV is available for free from the Windows App Store.

sCoolTV App Icon

Features of sCoolTV for Windows 8:

When you install and launch sCoolTV on your Windows 8 device, you will be presented with an interface which looks like the below screenshot.

sCoolTV Main Screen

In the above screenshot, you can see various tiles of videos. You can click on these tiles to see more content associated with the same. Suppose you click on the Astronomy tile, you will be presented with the videos related to astronomy as you can see in the below screenshot.

sCoolTV Videos

You can click on any video tile in the above screen to begin the video playback of the selected tile. You can also see the duration of a particular video by taking a quick look at the video tile which states the brief description and the video duration. Once you click on a particular video, you will be taken to the video playback screen which is shown in the below screenshot.

sCoolTV Video Playback Compact

As you can see, you will be presented with standard video playback controls. You can also make the video player full screen by the four arrowhead button at the bottom left corner of the video player. Now, you can enjoy watching the videos in full screen view.

sCoolTV Video Playback

To reveal the playback controls, simply move your mouse. Now, you will be able to play, pause, seek or change the video volume. In a nutshell, this sums up all the features of this app. I hope that you will like using this app on your device to learn more about the various topics that this app gives information about.


  • Lightweight.
  • Large collection of videos.
  • Runs smoothly, no lags.
  • Doesn’t drain the battery.
  • The tiled interface design makes the app look absolutely native to Windows 8 Metro ecosystem.


  • Requires an internet connection to function.
  • The number of available topics in the app are somewhat limited.
  • The videos sometimes take a long time to load.

The verdict:

sCoolTV is a great informational and learning app that gives you access to a large number of videos which you can watch online and brush up your knowledge on various subjects, and also allows you to learn new skills like photography, etc. along the way. The videos provided are extremely informational and will keep you glued to your screen for a long time! Overall, the app is well designed, has great content, and hence it’s worthy of a 4 out of 5 rating for sure!

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