There is a huge collection of apps out there that help movie buffs personalise their entire movie-going experience. Everything from viewing movie trailers, finding out session times at nearby cinemas, through to organising peoples’ personal movie libraries and playing movie trivia, all literally at users’ fingertips. |
Both the iTunes stores and the Android Market offer numerous app products for the movie enthusiast, making it difficult to decide which ones deliver the best experience. Some of these apps even have a combination of several features, providing a complete movie experience.
Film fans can preview movie trailers of upcoming new films or past films through several apps. The iTunes Movie Trailers app is a popular choice. After viewing the trailer, people can go directly to local cinema listings and then be instantly directed to the cinema website to purchase tickets.
Users can stream entire TV Shows and movies via apps such as the most notably popular Netflix app. Netflix members can search and watch shows and movies from one of the largest collections available for streaming, as often as they want. Though watching from a smaller device, this suits many people that choose to have the convenience of watching it anywhere and anytime. Netflix also has a genius taste feature where it recommends you titles based on your ratings and reviews and movies watched.
Cinemas have their own branded apps that allow customers to check out movie session times and locations amongst other features. Other apps such as Movies by Flixster searches showtimes for several cinemas based on your location along with other features expected from the world's largest online movie community.
Movie lovers and people that just need to know who that actor is or what that quote was, only just need to use apps such as IMDB Movies & TV. With its wealth of film reference information including movie quotes, actor profiles, movie summaries and reviews, it is a must-have app.
Film buffs can manage their massive collection of DVDs cluttering their entertainment area through apps like My Movies for iPad Pro and Movies by Netwalk. They both have barcode scanners that help you create an extensive catalogue of all your movies whilst the handy filter system enables you to view your movies by genre, search and view movie information in your collection, keep track of whom you lent out movies to and enables you to share your movie collection information with friends.
There are a ton of apps on the market that are based on celebrity news and statistics. The popular TV Show TMZ have their own app where users can keep up to date with the daily-updated entertainment news and gossip of celebrities, which people can then share online with their friends. Similar popular apps that are excellent source of celebrity information include E!Online and MTV news.
Movie trivia and games are plenty in the apps market. Popular movies are often followed by releasing game apps based on the movie, and film buffs are willing to pay for them. There is an exhausting list of movie-oriented games apps for children and adults. Trivia has always been a widespread game and movie trivia on apps is just an advancement of this favourite pastime.
Some movie apps that can only be described as unique due to their interesting features include RunPee which informs you during which points of a movie is safe for a toilet break without missing important scenes whilst Location Scout shows famous film locations either based on your own location, or through searching movie titles or specific locations. For the social network crazy fans, there are apps like GetGlue which allows you to check-in to movies so you and your friends can have a social movie-sharing experience.
With plenty of apps available for the film fanatic or even just the casual film watcher, you will not have to go far to find out any piece of information on everything to do with the film industry or be bored again being only ‘clicks away’ to watching shows and movies within a hand or arms reach.
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