Streaming services on Android May 07 2016, 0 Comments

There’s plenty of content on the Internet, you can’t always download everything so every once in a while you can just enjoy the content without the worry of storage space. Streaming allows you to view content and all you’ll need is a good internet connection, with LTE technology though, you can now stream high bitrate music and even FHD or 3D videos. There are lots of sites that allow you to do this, here are just some:

TV and videos

Netflix

This app is among the most popular, and with good reason, it’s got all the latest movies and TV series around. So you don’t have to miss an episode of Game of Thrones, you can always stream your videos to your smartphone or tablet. Problem is, actually not a problem, but you’ve got to pay for content, nothing’s free. But I find the rates to be very affordable, and then there’s the convenience of watching what you want when you want.

Crackle

This is a popular substitute to Netflix, it’s free though you won’t get the latest stuff. There is still lots you can watch with it and it’s a great way to avoid the boredom. Then there are the original TV series found exclusively on the app and nowhere else such as Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, a show that actually won an Emmy. I haven’t watched it myself, but you can when you download the app, so why not try it, it’s free anyway.

YouTube

Then there’s the mother of all video sharing sites; I don’t even need to talk much about this. I saw some mind blowing facts on YouTube’s statistics page, 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute! WOW! There’s everything in there, funny videos of people falling off bikes, football videos, music; there’s really everything you may need.

Radio and music

TuneIn Radio

If you enjoy listening to the radio, you will definitely love this app. You can choose from radio stations from around the world and stream them right to your device. This is great for when your device doesn’t have an FM Radio, then you can still listen to your favorite stations.

Deezer

You won’t find your radio stations here but you can listen to music based on genres, so if you’re a hip-hop fan, you can listen to that genre. You can also skip tracks, therefore you’re not restricted to the songs that are playing. All in all, a great app for music lovers. After 15 days, though, you’re going to have to pay for the app, or lose most features and deal with ads.

SoundCloud

It does what Deezer does, with similar features accept a different interface. Oh, and it’s completely free, so that’s a plus.

Moving forward

I find streaming services to be very efficient, you can find what you want, whenever you want, and it makes boring train rides more enjoyable, especially on long distances. Problems arise when you use it too much and find a huge bill at the end of the month.