Without sounding out-of-touch, our smartphones really do everything for us nowadays don’t they? From ordering takeaways to investing in stocks and shares, we can do it all from the palm of our hands.
However, whilst some apps are there to make our lives easier, some exist just to make sure we’re always having fun. Entertainment apps allow us to access all our favorite interests, no matter where we are. This means we can listen to music, watch TV programs and films and play games on the go.
Moreover, these apps have evolved massively in the past few years. Now our apps can recommend things they think we might like, making them the perfect pocket assistant for our entertainment needs.
Below we’ve listened five of the best entertainment apps, all of which are available for both IOS and Android devices. Take a browse and then download them – we promise you won’t regret doing so.
Netflix is undoubtedly one of the best TV and film streaming platforms around right now. It’s available in 190 countries across the world, and currently has over 148 million users – they can’t all be wrong, can they?
Besides offering box sets of popular TV shows and hundreds of films, Netflix also produces a lot of its own content. Many of the best TV shows of the past decade have been Netflix Originals, including House of Cards, Narcos, and The Crown.
Similar to Netflix, Spotify is another streaming giant. The platform allows users to access over 35 million songs and podcasts. This means that you can access almost all the music in the world!
The Spotify smartphone app also allows you to download up to 10,000 songs- which is great for when you don’t have mobile data or Wi-Fi.
Although the size and wide-ranging nature of Spotify are certainly impressive, for us this app stands out from the crowd due to its personalized approach. Spotify can recommend you songs which match the music you listen to, alert you of new releases by your favourite artists and even create playlists it thinks you will love.
There’s no way we could make this list without mentioning the booming mobile gaming industry – after all, is there anything as entertaining as playing casino games?
Mobile casinos allow you to access hundreds of casino games from your smartphone, including the likes of video slots, blackjack, roulette and poker.
Moreover, the best mobile casinos app are designed to be extremely accessible. As such, they offer phone bill deposits, live customer support and some will even collect all your favorite casino games in one place so that they’re always but a tap away.
If you prefer listening to books over reading them, then Audible is the entertainment app for you. Filled with over 150,000 titles, the app allows users to access popular audiobooks for just over £7 per month.
Audible’s audiobook player also excels. It offers multiple playback features, such as chapter navigation, bookmarks and sleep mode, which allows you to set a timer if you’re listening to a book before bedtime.
Audible can also be integrated with an Amazon Kindle account, and you can even play audiobooks through your Alexa device. All in all, this is the perfect app for bookworms and casual readers alike.