Sunday, November 25, 2012

Top 5 Movie Apps for Android tablets

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If you are a film lover and you have recently purchased an Android tablet you will be pleased to discover that there is a wealth of apps available to suit your cinematic needs. But where does you start? Luckily for you we have gathered together five of the best apps for the cineaste in all of us.

1. IMDb Movies and TV (free). The Internet Movie Database is simply the greatest film information resource in the world. With this app, you gain access to the database of over 2 million film and TV titles and over 4 million actors, directors and entertainers. You also get access to all the trivia, trailers, notifications and reviews that any film lover could want.

2. Netflix (free). The world premiere film streaming service is now available on Android tablets. Once you are a member of their subscription service, this app gives you access to an unlimited amount of films and TV programmes to stream on your tablet. At the moment their selection of movies is not as large as one might hope, but new titles are being added every day. This app also allows you to start watching a film on one device and continue watching it on another, which is great for those who people who might start watching a film on a tablet (while commuting, let’s say) and then want to finish it on their laptop or all-in-one computer once they get home.

3. Movies by Flixter (free). If you want to know what films are on in your local area, this app is for you. It allows you to look up screening times, view trailers, and read reviews of the films that are on locally. You can also use this app to find what the critical consensus is about a film using the Rotten Tomatoes review aggregation service. There is also a social networking element to this app. This allows you to create and share lists of films you want to see as well as to invite friends to screenings near you.

4. Crackle (free). Another movie streaming service. This time no subscription is required and the films are completely free to watch as it is advertising supported. Crackle allows you to watch a wide array of Hollywood films and TV programmes on your tablet without having to pay a penny.

5. Today in Movie History (£0.63). As the title suggests, this app tells you what happened on this very day in movie history. With a selection of over 4000 different pieces of film trivia, this app is ideally suited for anyone interested in film history. With customisable backgrounds and a searchable database, this app is versatile. It is also completely free of advertising.

So there it is – our top five movie apps for Android tablets. This however does not exhaust the number of apps available for the film-lover; great new apps are being added every day, so keep an eye out for them.

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