Being an Android smartphone owner, you’ll need some essential apps to sync your files, watch movies, track your sleeping patterns, catch up on your reading, and more. Here we’ve rounded up the best, most useful apps that Google Play Store has to offer.
Android Apps For Everyone
When you are bored or just want to chill and watch a movie on Android there is Netflix. The app gives access to the catalogue so a movie can be easily found and reviews can be read. To download the app is free, but you will need to subscribe to Netflix in order to enjoy the streaming of movies to your phone. If you start watching a show and get interrupted it is not a problem since the progress is easily tracked.
When in hurry and need a hit of java this app is perfect. It will let you load money right to it, locate the closest Starbuck, order your favorite coffee, and then have the phone swiped. No need to rummage around in the pockets again looking for enough money to pay for the coffee.
There are reasons to rave about the Starbucks mobile app. Customers can use it to get coffee, find stores, and manage payments. It performs all of its core functions well, but that shouldn’t be a shock. The app is super popular, has over a decade of improvements, and is used by millions daily. Of course, it’s going to run well.
For all the game lovers there is Peggle for your Android. The game is similar to playing pinball. The objective is to bounce off the blue balls in order to eliminate all the red ones. There are so many balls awarded at the beginning of the game and the key is not to run out of balls before clearing all the red ones. It starts out simple and increasingly gets harder as the levels are cleared. Once hooked the phone will die before you realize how long you have been aiming.
In most levels, players must hit all 25 orange pegs to beat the current level. However, some levels require the player to drop gems, hatch eggs or perform certain Style Shots in order to progress. They are provided two power-ups that are unique to each character. Another different mechanic in Blast is that it uses a level system as well as a life system. If a player fails to beat the game, they lose a life and have to retry the level. Players that lose all six lives must wait until the lives are regenerated. The blast also introduces power-ups you can use in-game that you can purchase, such as the Super Guide power up. The game also introduces a lot of obstacles such as fireballs, pegs covered in mud, frozen pegs, etc. Other game modes include hatching Phoenix eggs or dropping diamonds to the bottom of the board.
4. Hulu Plus
It is similar to Netflix since it streams movies and television shows directly to your device. You would also require a monthly fee of $7.99 in order to start streaming. It can be enjoyed for free to make sure it is something you want.
- Popular shows like Glee, Family Guy, The Office and many more
- Kid shows like Kung Fu Panda, SpongeBob SquarePants, Caillou and more
- Pause and resume later
- Works with 4G, 3G, and WiFi
5. Plants vs Zombies
Keep the zombies away by using the plants to fight them. The fights will take place on the roof, front yard, and pool area. This is another easy game to find yourself addicted to in no time. It can be nabbed at the Amazon Appstore for only $2.99 for endless hours of fun! Do you have the guts to take on the zombies and win?
It was released on February 15, 2010, for iPhone and iPod Touch and March 31, 2010, on iPad. Since November 3rd, 2017 (or August 18, 2017), Plants vs. Zombies FREE has taken its place, and the original apps have been removed from the App Store due to stability and game issues relating to iOS 11.
However, you can still play if you are using a device with the game still installed on it or if you download it off a family member using family sharing. While 32-bit apps cannot be downloaded or played on IOS 11 or later, this app can be played still due to 64-bit support updates prior to discontinuation.
This app makes it easy to stream music, movies, TV shows, photos, and more from your computer to your Android device. You need to set up the app on your Windows or macOS computer first, and then you can beam any content stored on the hard drive to your phone—no matter where you happen to be.
That said, there are a couple of caveats. Although you can stream files to other computers for free, to send them to your Android phone—while avoiding limits on your file sizes—you’ll need a $5 per month Plex Pass subscription. Also, you must have all your content downloaded to the computer disk, because it can’t work with protected videos purchased from Google, Apple, or Amazon. Finally, you’ll rely on a pretty fast connection to avoid too-long buffering times.
Plex for Android, free or $5 per month for a Plex Pass
You never have enough time to catch up on all those online articles. Instead of leaving tabs to proliferate, Pocket lets you save articles from any browser, whether it’s on your computer, tablet, or phone. Then read these pieces at your leisure on the Android app. You can even sync the items so they’ll be accessible when you’re offline. What’s more, Pocket strips out all the advertising and other distractions from web pages to give you a clean reading experience that’s easy on the eyes.
Extra features, such as advanced search and auto-tagging, require a premium $5 per month subscription. It also has the added bonus of removing the ads from the Pocket app.
Pocket for Android, free or $5 per month for a premium subscription