If you’re the type of person that would describe themselves as a film buff, there are no end of apps you might want to download. However, it’s always good to have a place to start. Here are the first five apps you should be downloading for your shiny new Android device once you’ve unpacked it.
Best for streaming movies – Netflix
There are a few apps out there which promise streaming video content, but Netflix has to be the one with the best catalog of stuff to watch. The company’s fierce competition with LoveFilm has seen it keen to impress us all with the sheer volume of films and TV it can offer on its home service, but only Netflix can boast an incredible mobile app. Not only it smooth and easy to navigate, but if you are lucky enough to have a tablet running on the 4G internet, you’ll be able to stream very smoothly and without interruption while out and about. Of course, you’ll need a monthly subscription to the service, but at just £4.99 per month, it’s pretty decent value.
Best for cinemagoers – Flixster
Of course, having access to streaming movies is great, but what if you want to catch something on the big screen? Well, Flixster has been around for some time now and has evolved into much more than just a cinema listings service. When you open up the app, you’ll be able to set your location, so you are always just a few taps away from knowing your local film times, but you can also see what cinemas are nearby when you are in a different part of the country too. Not only that, but there are reviews, trailers, and more social applications to enjoy with Flixster too. Available free, it’s a no brainer for regular cinemagoers.
Best for settling arguments – IMDB
If you have a home broadband connection, there’s every chance you’ve been tempted to fire up the computer halfway through a movie so that you can find out who made the music or where you’ve seen one of the actors involved before. However, what do you do if you are chatting with a friend over a drink and end up arguing about whether Raiders of the Lost Ark was written by Steven Spielberg or George Lucas? Well if you’re smart you’ll have the IMDB app on your phone ready to settle the argument swiftly and definitively so you can get busy arguing about how Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull killed the series.
Film nerds are well catered for when it comes to apps, but if you have a new, app-free handset, these should be the first three things you should be downloading.