When it comes to using Wi-Fi devices, there are all manner of things that people have started to do. With Wi-Fi available on tablets, mobile phones and laptops, people are using them to catch up on their favorite movies and television programs. There’s a lot of choice on the market so what are the best apps to go for?
The Best TV and Film Apps
Naturally, this was going to make it into the list of the best. The BBC is one of the biggest broadcasters in the UK, airing countless shows that customers will be desperate to watch. BBC iPlayer is available for free on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, making it easy for Wi-Fi users to download. It actually has the capability to series link shows so users can set the app to automatically record their favorite shows if they miss them on the television.
Netflix comes as part of your membership, which gives you unlimited viewing of films and TV box sets. The movies are released on the same day as they become available on DVD and Blu-Ray. You can choose from a range of TV shows, with some hugely popular titles frequently appearing. Everything you watch is streamed via your internet connection so you can watch on your TV or your mobile Wi-Fi device, giving you access wherever you are.
This nifty app is available for Sky users and enables them to watch their favorite shows on their mobile devices. Both live and on-demand content is available with the programs depending on the Sky package you have. You have the option of watching programs on your computer or on your mobile device, meaning you have lots of flexibility and can watch your favorite shows from wherever you want in the house.
This app started life off as a catch-up player available on computers. It has now expanded to be available on both iOS and Android, allowing users to watch their favorite programs on their mobile Wi-Fi devices. One of the best things about 4oD, and the main element it has that differs from the other catch-up options, is the range of programs available to you. The majority of catch up TV options tend to offer you content from the last week, or a month if you’re lucky. With 4oD you can find programmes that aired years ago and watch entire series from the very beginning. As an example, the ‘Made in Chelsea’ series first aired in 2011 but every single episode is available to watch on 4oD.
The Internet Movie Database app is a lifesaver for people who want to know the stars of the programs and films they’re watching. The extensive library is full of actors, producers, programs, films, musicians, everything you can think of. You can find a TV series and drill down by season and episode to see the cast, synopsis and rating of that particular episode. On top of that, IMDB also uses GPS to give you access to film times at your local cinema and the ability to watch trailers of the latest movies.
This Cloud Networks article was written by Lauren Sutton, a brand journalist from Hampshire who can’t put down her phone for Apps!