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Top 5 Free Movie Apps for Android Devices

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Now more than ever, people are looking to watch movies and shows via android and iOS apps. But which ones are rated the best? If your budget is tight then you’ll be looking to cut your outgoings and expensive Sky and cable packages will possibly be the first to go. But there’s only so much time you can spend gardening, exercising and catching up on those DIY projects, so a little downtime where you can lose yourself in a blockbuster is just what people need. So with all this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best movie apps for android devices, all of which are completely free.

1. ShowBox

There’s a reason this app rates number one on so many review sites. ShowBox is a third party digital streaming app that’s available for both android and iOS devices. You can choose to download or stream from a huge range of movies and TV shows, allowing you to catch up on your favourite programmes even when you’re offline. What’s more, it’s a free service and you don’t need to set up an account, so it’s incredibly simple to set up and easy to use. It’s also ad-free, so there won’t be any annoying interruptions to your viewing. One point to note is that the app isn’t available on the Google Play store, but the APK file can easily be downloaded on to your Android smartphone from the ShowBox website.

2. UKMovNow

If you’re looking for a fantastic range of movies, including Hollywood and Bollywood movies, then look no further than UKMovNow. Not only is the app regularly updated, meaning you’ll always see new movies appearing, but it’s also completely free to use. It’s very easy to navigate and the multiple filters allow you to easily to find just what you’re looking for. Download the ad-free UKMovNow APK file and start your movie watching today!

3. Snagfilms

The Snagfilms app gives you access to over 20 million titles, including movies and TV shows, and according to their own website, you’ll never be bored again! This free streaming service is again completely devoid of advertising, so you can enjoy your movie watching completely undisturbed. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for, with 19 categories covering everything from westerns to horrors and romance to documentaries. Another great feature of this app is its social media feed, which allows you to connect with other movie aficionados via both Facebook and Twitter feeds. Go to the Google Play store to download the Snagfilms app.

4. Kodi

The download and set up of this app is a little more complex, but once you’ve successfully installed Kodi on your android device you can enjoy everything this entertainment powerhouse has to offer. Movies? Check. TV shows? Check. Live TV? Check. Music? Check. Viral videos? Check! Once again, this app is completely free, so won’t cost you a penny. To install Kodi on your phone, go to the Google Play store.

5. VideoMix

This free app gives you access to a plethora of movies and TV shows, all of which are clearly categorised by genre, year and country of production. It’s also regularly updated with new content, so you’ll always find something new for your viewing pleasure – an essential factor right now, with us all spending more time than usual streaming content. Again, it’s a third party streaming service, so all of the content is hosted on third party servers, but it’s easy to use and your favourite content is still only a couple of clicks away. A nice feature is the access to related information, including imdb reviews and suggestions for similar movies you may enjoy, so this is definitely one for movie aficionados. While not available on the Google Play store, VideoMix can easily be installed on to your android smartphone, just download and install the VideoMix APK file.

We hope these boredom-busting apps will help you cope with self-isolation and this time of social distancing. While we’d normally advocate a life in balance, we think now’s the time to lose yourself in an alternate reality, and expand your virtual horizons via a good video streaming app.

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Best Gaming Apps to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

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We know this is a stressful, worrying time for us all. Many are now working from home, others furloughed and unsure when things will return to normal. It’s not easy to start DIY projects, with all but essential shopping prohibited, and if you’re home schooling the kids then you’ll need to find a way to destress that doesn’t entail leaving the house. At times like these, curtailing screen time is impossible; this is about resilience and mental strength. So if you need to spend some time losing yourself in a gaming app – be that a puzzle or an epic alternative reality – then now’s not the time to hold back. However, an online search throws up a huge variety of apps for you to choose from, and it can be difficult and time consuming trawling through the user reviews and deciding which ones to try. So we’ve done the hard work for you and have selected our top smartphone apps available today, focussing on iOS devices. So if you’re looking for the best gaming apps for your iPhone, read on for our definitive list!
Best for….

Strategy

Civilization VI

Based on real historical leaders, this engrossing game is all about empire building. Grow your civilization from a small tribe to a world dominating force, creating cities and expanding your borders through military conquests, cultural choices and technological advances. The game can be played single player or multi player, pitting you against real life and AI opponents for the ultimate test of strategizing and guile!
This app is free to purchase, but in-app purchases are available to enhance your enjoyment. Want to explore a golden age or risk falling a dark age? Or battle with natural disasters? Then in-app purchases might just interest you…

Racing

Asphalt 9: Legends

Immerse yourself in this most epic of car racing games. With over 60 cars to choose from and 80 gravity-defying real world tracks, this game will take you back to the arcades of old, but with stunning and hyper-realistic race moves. Play solo or face up to seven players in real time, multiplayer mode and unleash your inner Lewis Hamilton!
This award-winning app is free to purchase, and you can expand your play options by winning races or making in-app purchases.

Puzzle

Red’s Kingdom

This heart-warming, perfectly crafted game is a puzzle game with depth. Combining puzzle solving with action and adventure, you’ll battle the dastardly Mad King Mac, journeying through a land packed with puzzles to solve, secrets to be found and a cognitive kingdom to explore. This awesome game is a firm favourite among gamers and has won a slew of awards, including ‘Best iPad Game’ by iMore.
You will have to pay to download this app, but it’s packed with content so is well worth it for the charming adventure you’ll go on.

Word Game

Wordscapes

This brain challenging word game combines crosswords with word search puzzles. Hunt down the answers and escape your four walls by travelling around the beautiful destinations of Wordscapes. But be warned, it’s addictive!
Wordscapes is free to download, with in-app purchases available. You can also pay a one-time fee to be ad free, allowing you to focus on solving the 6,000+ puzzles available on this brain-boosting app. With over 10 million players, this brain challenging game just gets more popular by the day!

Endless Runner

Temple Run 2

This is, quite simply, the most popular endless runner game you can download today. Featuring stunning graphics and outstanding gameplay, you’ll join Professor Jones, escaping the evil clutches of the Temple Guardian with your plundered treasure – the ‘cursed idol’. Run, jump and slide to your heart’s content, traversing perilous zip wires, cliffs and mines along the way. Featuring a number of characters – including a few favourites from the original incarnation – you’ll navigate stunning organic environments, as you evade the evil monkey!

This fantastic app is free to download, but you can unlock additional features such as coin packs, and the character Usain Bolt, via in-app purchases.

We hope this list will help you while away the time while we all wait for life to return to normal. Whatever your fixation, there’s something on this list for everyone!