So, you have recently purchased a new android smart phone? Congratulations. The android market has a host of free applications that guarantee to keep you glued to your device for hours.
Users generally download a lot of free applications in haste , only to uninstall them later as they serve no purposes or are too slow and difficult to use. We have therefore selected the top 10 applications that are an eclectic mix of sheer entertainment and also help you increase your knowledge as well.
- Movies By Flixter: Voted as the best “At Your Service” app of 2013, Movies By Flixter is a one stop shop for your movie watching needs. With this app you can keep track of the latest movie releases and watch their HD trailers. Also, you can read movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The app also lets you see show timings in your nearby area and lets you book tickets too. Create your own “Want to See List”, rate the movies you have seen and give your own reviews. Download Movies by Flixter here.
- Bitstrips: Feeling bored? Enjoy watching cartoons? Then make your own! With Bitstrips you create an avatar and then make your own cartoon strips with friends. You are required to Log In via Facebook, then go step by step to make your own digital version. The application is become quite popular and is perfect to kill time or make your Newsfeed more colorful. At 49 MB size, it provides a wide range of high quality cartoon images that are instantly addictive. Get addicted to Bitstrips here.
- IMDb Movies & TV: The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has been the site we all go to before watching a movie or TV series for a long time now. Thankfully, it is now available in the form of an extremely simple and light app that is readily available on your phone. Apart from increasing your movie knowledge and expertise, the app also has the latest trailers, in depth articles on plot lines and characters; in short it’s the movie addict’s dream. The app is also kind enough to let you know the must watch movies and which ones to completely avoid. Get the IMDb app on your phone here.
- DAILYMOTION: Dailymotion is an essential app for streaming and syncing all your favorite video content across different networks. This app aggregates all the amazing video contents on the internet and brings it you in a clean format. With over more than 30 million videos and several categories and channels; you can spend hours browsing on the app. Upload your own videos and share it with the world via this app. Get DAILYMOTION here.
- TED: TED is a non-profit organization that brings to you absolutely amazing and inspirational videos of some of the most influential and interesting people across the globe. The app allows the user to watch these videos in about 20 different languages and has an easy to use UI. The app puts the “Featured TED Talks” in the fore front and videos are arranged according to popularity and date. Download TED and be inspired every single day.
- MoboPlayer: A video player that plays everything, that’s what this app is. MoboPlayer supports all popular video formats along with sub titles. The interface has some simple gesture controls for all your basic operations like Volume control and Brightness Adjustments without the need to pause or shift screens. MoboPlayer is amongst the best video players available on Android and can be downloaded here.
- NexGtv-Live TV: An entertainment app list is incomplete without the one that covers your television needs and NexGtv is the app that fits the bill. The app has over 140 Indian channels with On Demand streaming. Not only this, your TV viewing experience will not suffer lags due to slow net speeds as the app’s Adaptive Streaming feature allows a good experience on 2G speeds as well. You can share, search and watch all your favorite Indian shows and channels with nexGtv Mobile TV. Download it here.
- Bollywood Hungama: Bollywood Hungama is for those who love Bollywood. Get the latest movie trailers, reviews and box office predictions here. The app also caters to your thirst of celebrity gossip by getting you all the latest news, scandals and behind the scenes of movies and parties. Eat, sleep and drink Bollywood with Bollywood Hungama which can be downloaded here.
- Vine: For those of you who are always on the go and don’t have time or the patience to watch long videos; Vine is here! The app has a beautiful interface and short video clippings covering many categories. Create and share short videos using this app and then share them with your friends via Facebook, Twitter etc. It has a simple interface, nifty recording tools and is addictive to use. Vines are very popular now and you can create you own as well. Download it here.
- YouTube: This is a no brainer! Entertainment on the internet is synonymous to YouTube. We all love the site and you can get the app on your phone as well. It is simple to use, has a beautiful UI and makes watching and sharing videos a pleasure. You can subscribe to your favorite channels and sync the lists with your PC account. Get this must-have app from here for your phone if you don’t already have it.
If you know of any other entertainment apps on Android that we should include here, share them with us in the comments section below.