5. Best Entertainment Apps

Wherever you are, if you find yourself alone and in need of entertainment, you’ll likely reach for your Android phone. This chapter will help you turn your phone into a portable entertainment center: a single device in the palm of your hand to store, access, play, edit, and share your media with others.

Film buffs will find movies, theaters, showtimes, and reviews for the latest flicks in the same place you check your Netflix queue and share DVD reviews with friends. For couch potatoes, there are apps for TV listings for your local area and even for watching TV on your phone.

Of course your phone is an MP3 player, but it can be so much more. You’ll find slick apps for playing music and video, from your own library or from streaming radio and YouTube. If you aren’t content to just consume, other apps will help you create and distribute your own media, from recording audio and launching podcasts to streaming live video to a captive audience online. Finally, you’ll learn to take better photos and edit them like a pro. How’s that for a rich media entertainment experience with Android?

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