The Best Entertainment Apps You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

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Both Android and iOS users can take their pick from more than 2 million apps. With so many options available nowadays, it can be hard to choose the right option for your smartphone or tablet.

Of course, there are some apps that are much better than others. To help narrow down your search, here are the best entertainment apps you might not yet have downloaded onto your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device.

DoggCatcher

Android users should look no further than DoggCatcher, which allows you to manage all your podcasts in one place. It makes it easier than ever before to subscribe to new podcasts and it can automatically download new media, which will be ready and waiting for you when you enter the app. It also features personalized recommendations and the 100 DoggCatcher Podcasts, so you can tune in to a brand new series if you’ve already binged all of your regular podcasts.

Redbox

If you’ve drained Netflix dry and are scratching your head about what to watch next, you would be wise to download Redbox onto your Android device or iPhone. Gone are the days of going to Blockbuster for a movie (Blockbuster was a big thing kids—Google it), as the app allows you to automatically rent a flick or game on your phone with Redbox On Demand. Alternatively, you can pick up your rental from one of the seemingly ubiquitous Redbox locations, such as a convenience store, pharmacy, fast food restaurant, or grocery store.

PokerStars Casino

All work and no play will create a dull and stressful life, but the right apps for an iPhone or Android device can make a big difference to your day. If you want to feel a million miles away from the daily grind, you can challenge your logical thinking with the many games available on the PokerStars Casino app. Put your brainpower to the test by playing games like blackjack or other table games on your smartphone or tablet.

OverDrive

Thanks to Overdrive, you can now borrow both eBooks and audiobooks without the need to leave the house. The good news is, you will not incur any late fees, as the titles you borrow will automatically be returned on their due date.

It’s also not impacting libraries, as more than 30,000 libraries are taking part in OverDrive to encourage people to read more. So, visit your local library to see if your library card entitles you to use OverDrive on your mobile device.

Feedly

Do you want to find the latest and best stories from your favorite websites in one place? Simply download Feedly onto your smartphone or tablet. This handy app pulls RSS feeds from the sites you subscribe to, so you don’t need to jump from one URL to the next. Plus, it makes it easier than ever to find new websites, read interesting articles and both share and save your favorite content. You’ll never need to return to your browser.

Songkick

It can be disheartening to discover you’ve missed out on an opportunity to attend a concert by your favorite band or artist. If you want to prevent this from happening in the future, Songkick might be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Instead of endlessly searching through magazine listings for upcoming gigs, the app will connect with Google Play Music or Spotify, so it can send an alert when your much-loved band or artist are on tour near you. Plus, you can even buy tickets directly from the app, so it will do the research for you and make it easy to see your favorite act.

Poweramp Music Player

It might feel like a waste to subscribe to Spotify or Google Play Music if you have a large collection of mp3 files. If so, Poweramp Music Player might be a helpful alternative, as it supports a wide variety of file types, and it also features a 10-band graphical equalizer and a separate adjuster for treble and bass. If that isn’t enough, it will also automatically find an album’s artwork for you.

There is no reason to be bored when you have a smartphone or tablet, as you can take your pick from the millions of fun apps available, and the above options can be a great place to start.

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Matt Davidson has a passion for games and online gaming of all sorts--from Pokémon Go to Halo to Warcraft and casino games like blackjack and slots. He also writes about IT and technology in general.

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