What are the best entertainment apps for Android?

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    Free Trial

    #1Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Marie Torres
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "Netflix is simply amazing. I can stream directly on my Android devices and watch almost all of my favorite shows. It has also helped introduce to me to my newest, favorite show, Stranger Things. I love that I can watch it from multiple devices. "
  2. 30

    #2Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Willie Davidson
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "One of the best apps around to avoid paying for cable. This app is awesome it has many shows that are currently being made. It also has older shows that aren't being made anymore. It has tons of movies. It is updated very frequently. "
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    #3Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle is an over-the-top service of Sony Pictures Entertainment. It offers movies, TV series, and original content. It's available in 21 countries and accessible on devices like smartphones, smart TVs, computers, and gaming consoles.

    Websites

    Free

    Amanda Phillips
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Crackle is a video streaming app that is available on Android devices. It's a great choice for those in need of entertainment apps,"
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    #4SnagFilms

    SnagFilms

    SnagFilms is a website where users can watch and download various movies and television series online such as drama, animation, action, comedy, thriller, romance, war, mystery, crime, and so on.

    Websites

    Free

    David Moreno
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I'm always looking for things to entertain me in my free time with my Android phone. However, a lot of apps and services are paid and require monthly subscription fees. With several apps and services, these can add up and get expensive very fast! SnagFilms, however, is free. All of the movies are high quality and, although they aren't major motion pictures or mainstream movies, they offer stuff that is unique and indie. My favorite section is the documentary section because I can learn about a wide variety of things that interest me and explore a topic I don't know much about. "
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    #5Nook

    Nook

    With Nook you will get access to more than 4 million eBooks, graphic novels, comics, and magazines, and recommendations to discover more content that you like. You can customize your experience creating a library, adding notes and bookmarks.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    David Ortiz
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Nook is by far one of the best reading apps you can get. eBooks are simply an awesome way to take books with you on your smartphone or tablet anywhere you go. Reading is not only just as convenient as having the book right there with you, but it's even better because you don't have to carry around a bulky item. I can have hundreds of books right in your device, the same device I use for several other things. "
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    #6Podcast Addict

    Podcast Addict

    Podcast Addict is a podcast organizer and player for Android that has support for all kind of podcast and in addition audiobooks, OnDemand Radio, YouTube/Twitch channels and RSS feed.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Bryan Alvarado
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This app has it all! I've looked for something like this for a long time, but didn't think it existed. I can manage all of my podcasts in one place. Location doesn't matter, you can organize them all in one central spot. I feel like I've hit a gold mine!"
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    #7Pocket Casts

    Pocket Casts

    Pocket Casts is an automated podcast app with lots of features, like sleep timer and auto download. With Pocket Casts you can manage, search, download and listen to over 300.000 podcasts. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    Donna Ramirez
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Pocket Casts lets you organize your podcasts. this app features a sleep timer and auto download functions. Pocket cast allows you to manage, search, download and listen to over 300,000 podcasts. It is a great app for entertainment."
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    #8Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Joan Fuller
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I think this app is great! It offers a wide range of Music. I also like the fact that you can download music to your device!"
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    #9Google Play Books

    Google Play Books
    Make digital reading even easier with Google Play Books, featuring smart recommendations personalized just for you, access to millions of best sellers, comics, and textbooks, and loads of customizable features.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ruth Cole
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I decided to try Google Play Books and see how it compared to my Kindle. It had a great choice of books and I like that you customize the font and text size. I enjoyed the recommendations it made for me, based on books I had read. The only downfall I have seen is that you can not download books to a SD card, so it really uses up your memory."
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    #10MX Player

    MX Player
    MX Player is a free video player for Android devices that offers hardware acceleration and subtitle support. Some features are Multicore decoding, Pinch to zoom and Kids lock, and more.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Johnny White
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "I love to us MX Player to play my media on my android but it is not very entertaining it is just a media player. "
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    #11FandangoNOW

    FandangoNOW

    Fandango is a website that brings users movies and TV shows in their own homes. With a collection of over 50,000 titles, users can buy or rent, as well as stream and download content anytime, anywhere.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Heather Phillips
    Written on November 23, 2018
    "Fandango is a great app where you can find movie times and tickets. I really like that movies are rated so you can decide what to see, and you can buy tickets right from the app."

Summary

Best What are the best entertainment apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NetflixStreaming Services 35 Paid
2HuluWebsites 30 Paid
3Sony Crackle Websites 26 Free
4SnagFilmsWebsites 17 Free
5NookApps 13 Free
6Podcast AddictApps 13 Free
7Pocket CastsApps 13 Paid
8Google Play MusicApps 8 Free
9Google Play BooksApps 5 Free
10MX PlayerApps 3 Free
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