Gone are the days when you spent the best part of your PC time working. Thanks to some cool apps available on the Windows Store today, you can grab some great apps and fill your tiresome moments with lots of fun. Here is our list of the top entertainment apps for Windows 10 featuring movie, TV, radio, and anime.
Top Entertainment Apps for Windows 10
If you’ve got an account with the world’s biggest subscription service Netflix, you can pick up the free Windows 10 app and instantly watch thousands of TV shows and movies. The app has a vast collection of titles with new episodes added regularly. You can take advantage of this universal app to start watching on one device, stop and resume watching the rest of the show on another device.
Groove Music is the default music app in Windows 10. Although not available in all regions and not feature-rich, you can listen to all your favorite songs, create playlists, find new songs on custom radio stations and stream all your favorite music collection from OneDrive. If you pick up a Groove Music Pass, you can stream from millions of tracks from the Microsoft Music Store and download and listen to them from multiple devices (ad-free).
Movies & TV
Movies & TV is another Universal App that lets you browse your video collection or rent movies from the Store and watch them on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC, Windows Phone, and from the web. Even if the app is nowhere close to the Windows Media Center, you can play videos from many of the latest file formats and the output quality is rather good.
Music Maker Jam
If you love jamming to new beats, use this cool Windows app to create your own sounds. All you need to do is select 3 music styles and you’re ready to go. The app lets you choose from a wide collection of professionally produced loops, set the tempo, adjust the pitch and mix your music with real-time effects.
You can control your instruments using the touch slider and create cool mixes by shaking your mobile device. There are 4 free music styles including Dubstep available and you can change these styles every month. The app also includes premium styles like Hip Hop, Techno, House, Metal and more. When you’ve created the perfect song, you can save it and share it with your contacts.
If you want to learn about the latest movie buzz, pick up Flixster for Windows 10. You can look out for upcoming movie releases, check out the big box office hits, look up showtimes at a theatre near you, watch high quality trailers, stream full length movies from your UltraViolet collection, create your own “To Watch” movie list and get critic’s reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.
Video hasn’t killed the radio star ..not yet. With Tunein Radio you can listen to over 60,000 radio stations world wide, by region, or genre. You got sports, talk shows, on-demand shows and podcasts and a wide variety of content from big channels including ESPN, BBC, CBS and more. The app lets you add stations and shows to your presets, play programs in the background while you’re using other apps, and pin your favorite stations to the Start menu so you can quickly find what you want.
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If you’re a big fan of manga and anime, pick up this cool app for Windows 10. You’ll have access to more than 20 popular manga sources offering thousands of manga titles. The app supports 4 reading modes and 4 reading directions, and you can easily find titles you like based on popularity. You can also pin your favorite chapters to the Start screen or bookmark a chapter so you can continue from where you left off, from any other Windows device you installed the app on.
You can keep up with all the big sporting events, up-to-the-minute news, highlights and analysis, and access live streaming videos from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network Plus, ESPNews ESPN Deportes and Longhorn Network as available on your TV provider with the WatchESPN app for Windows 10.
The app covers all the major sporting events including Monday Night Football, NBA Regular Season and Playoffs, Major League Baseball, The Masters, U.S. Open and The Open Championship, College Football and Basketball and all four Grand Slam tennis events. Could you ask for more?
If you love CBS and want to catch all your favorite primetime, daytime and late night episodes, this is the app to pick up. If you subscribe to CBS All Access, you’ll also get exclusive app benefits and features including new episodes on-demand the next day, Live TV streaming from select local CBS stations, access to over 6,500 episodes from the CBS Library and ad-free viewing of classic CBS shows.
Cartoon HD Stream
Cartoon HD Stream lets you enjoy watching thousands of cartoons online in HD quality for free. The app is updated daily with new episodes and cartoons and you can browse them by the latest date or the most popular ones. There are over 20 genres to choose from and you can even add your favorite ones to the list for checking out later.
Anime HD Stream
From the makers of Cartoon HD Stream, Ocean68 Studio, comes another great app for watching the best anime shows from over 40 genres. Hunter x Hunter, Akame ga Kill, Dragon Ball Z, Detective Conan, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Shingeki no Kyojin are just some of the popular ones you can enjoy and the shows come with English subtitles as well.