Disclosure: I have partnered with the #VZWBuzz team with Verizon Wireless. The apps in this post are all my choices and my opinions. If you’re like me, one of life’s greatest activities is sitting on your butts reading, watching, listening, or playing something. These apps will help you do just that.
Best Android Apps for 2015 #ConnectedLife #VZWBuzz
Apps to Read
- Kindle – If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon will still sell you books and with more than 900,000 titles in its store, there’s plenty to browse through. From best sellers to the classics, it’s all here.
- Akdiko – You haven’t heard of this but try it. Super accessible and customizable, it’s a great ebook store. A simple design takes you straight to your bookshelf and there’s a wealth of free content on offer.
- Goodreads – Tap into the world’s largest social network for readers with the Goodreads Android app! Read thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members, keep a virtual bookshelf of what you’ve read, and build your to-read list as you discover great books on the app.
- Flipboard – Flipboard is your personal magazine. Used by millions of people everyday, it’s a single place to keep up on the news, follow topics you care about and share stories, videos and photos that influence you.
- News360 – Here’s a smart news reader that learns about the kinds of stories you want to see, and grows more accurate as you use it, continually pulling in better news that matters to you more.
Podcasts and Radio
- iHeartRadio – iHeartRadio is the only radio and music app that features thousands of live radio stations from across the country AND makes creating custom stations as simple as telling us your favorite song or artist.
- Pandora – iHeartRadio is the only radio and music app that features thousands of live radio stations from across the country AND makes creating custom stations as simple as telling us your favorite song or artist.
- Pocket Casts – This has everything we want in a podcast player. It has a huge library and the clean interface makes it easy to manage your subscriptions. It also lets you sync between devices and works with iOS.
- TuneIn Radio – Listen to the world’s largest collection of radio stations on your phone or tablet, absolutely free. TuneIn has all of the best sports, news, music and talk radio as well as live events and top podcasts. Stream over 100,000 real radio stations, playing live from around the world. This is real radio
Attention Bending Games
- Broken Sword – From multi-award winning Revolution comes the latest mystery in this much loved adventure-puzzle series. Playing as intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist Nico Collard, you find yourself on the trail of a stolen painting – and a murderous conspiracy.
- Nimble Quest – It’s a brilliant blend of old mobile favorite Snake with a retro-RPG. Your little band of adventurers lines up like a Conga line as you zip around levels killing baddies and gathering loot.
- Ingress – A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think.
- Trivia Crack – Trivia Crack is the international smash hit game that pits friend against friend in different categories to determine who has the most trivia knowledge.
Music on Demand
- Spotify – With Spotify, you have access to a world of music. You can listen to artists and albums, or create your own playlist of your favorite songs. Want to discover new music? Choose a ready-made playlist that suits your mood or get personalized recommendations.
- SoundCloud – Millions of people use SoundCloud to listen to music and audio for free. Wherever you are. Whatever you’re doing. The SoundCloud app lets you hear more.
- Poweramp – Music moves people; it unites us, it allows us to relax, and sometimes, when done right, it can even motivate us to do great things. Poweramp does great things.
- Pandora – Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and we’ll do the rest. It’s easy to create personalized stations that play only music you’ll love.
Can’t Forget the Video Apps
- Hulu – You know you wanna watch great TV this winter with Hulu on your Android mobile device for free. Many popular shows are available day after air and, depending on the shows, you can watch multiple episodes from the current season.
- Crackle – No signup, no fees, just hit movies, TV shows & original series such as Seinfeld, Pineapple Express and Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, available for free – whenever, wherever.
- Netflix – Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone. This Netflix mobile application delivers the best experience anywhere, anytime
- YouTube – See what the world is watching — from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in gaming, entertainment, news, and more.
I hope you have a chance to download some or all the apps above. I know with my Verizon Wireless #GalaxyNote4 I find it tough not to be staring at it in down time. If you have any questions or concerns about the apps above or Verizon Wireless service, please leave me a comment below. Thanks #ConnectedLife #VZWBuzz