Thanks to advances in technology we no longer have to sit in front of our television sets to enjoy our favorite programming. With the help of Android apps, not to mention Android TV, we can now watch tv and movies on our smartphones and tablet devices. However, with so many apps on the market it can be difficult to choose the best one. With that in mind, check out this list of the best Android TV apps.
When you think about TV apps, the first one that comes to mind is of course, Netflix. It is one of the most well known although it is technically a streaming service rather than a TV app, but it is being included on the list because it allows users to watch a variety of television shows, movies and original programming. The app is free to download, but access to the service does require monthly subscription. Netflix is one of the best services out there and it has enough content that you could probably use it instead of a cable or satellite subscription if you so choose.
These days YouTube is so much more than just a way to watch funny videos to pass the time. The video streaming site which now has over 1 billion users, offers just about every kind of content available from music videos to how to videos all the way through to web shows, movies and popular television shows. Recently, YouTube introduced the option to buy TV series in much the same way as you would on iTunes. The accompanying Android app makes it easy to find and watch content on your Android device. The app is very user friendly and an average of 1 billion videos viewed each day are watched via the mobile app.
When it comes to TV provider apps, one of the best would have to be from DirecTV. Subscribers can actually download various different apps depending not only on the device that they are going to be using, but also based on what type of content they are looking to access. For example, the DirecTV Kids app allows you to let your children watch tv on their tablet while parents have the peace of mind that all of the content is age appropriate. If you just want to watch your favorite programs then you can download the DirecTV tablet app or the phone app.
US TV & Radio Free App
One app which sounds way too good to be true is the US TV & Radio app. This is a free app which allows you to watch live television from a number of different channels right on your Android phone. It is even possible to watch some premium channels without having to pay a fee. It sounds as though it cannot possibly be legal, but the app actually aggregates freely available content from the internet. A large number of channels do show some content for free on their websites so this is likely a legitimate claim. The also state clearly that any channel owners who object to their content being collected by the app can ask for it to be removed.
These are just a small selection of the many TV apps that are available to Android users, but they are among the best that you can choose from if you are looking to start watching your favourite shows via an Android device.