Android TV Apps


So you like to watch a little TV here and there do you? Or perhaps a lot of TV? There are so many apps out there streaming TV shows to your Android TV device, but not all of them deliver a great user experience, or have the best content. Finding the best TV apps can be a bit boring compared to, well, actually watching the shows. So we’ve put together a list of 5 great apps for your Android TV device

Many of these apps come from television’s biggest players because they’re the ones offering the best content and the biggest variety as well. You’ll notice YouTube didn’t make the cut. It’s not that it’s a bad app, but we’re going more for production quality and navigation and less for cat videos. Not that there’s anything wrong with cat videos, of course.

I know what you’re thinking. “Just give us the apps already! We’ve got TV to watch!”

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5. CRACKLE

On the free side of the app world, there’s Crackle. This one made it on our list because, well, it’s free. Free to download and free to watch, although you’ll find a few commercial in the middle of your TV shows. With Crackle adding 20 TV episodes and movies each month, you can check back frequently for new content. You’ll find most of the same content you can get on Crackle’s Web version as you can on the app, but not all. Crackle also has a handful of original programming on its app as well.

Streaming a TV show is doable from 3G and 4G connections, and if for some reason you have to stop watching your favorite episode of “Sanford and Son,” Crackle will remember where you left off. Although Crackle comes up a bit short in the amount of TV shows it has, it’s one of the best apps that won’t cost you a monthly subscription. So there won’t be any of that, “Why am I paying this?” buyer’s remorse you sometimes get with other apps. Most Android phones won’t have a problem using the app, although old versions of the Android operating system may run into some problems.

4. TV Stream

works by searching and accessing the free online TV streaming sites and video link aggregate websites. You can watch TV shows (3,720 shows to choose from) or movies (18,954 movies to choose from) from these sites easily without having to navigate their websites (like sidereel, watch series) or having to watch the video in a web browser. Slightly similar to TV portal.IMPORTANT:If you are experiencing slower than normal streams. An alternative to help with this is to launch the video, click on the screen, locate “…” (for VPlayer), click on it, increase the buffer size. This way it will buffer and you can watch without hesitation or skips. More links are going to be added very soon.In order to watch TV shows and movies, you will need a video player that is capable of playing many different video formats and capable of streaming video. We recommend installing one of these three: MX Player, MoboPlayer, or VPlayer.
TV Stream allows you to watch TV and movies for free from many online file and video sharing sites. TV Stream allows you to watch TV shows and movies from some of these video streaming websites:

  • Divxstage
  • Novamov
  • Movshare
  • Filebox
  • Muchshare
  • Vidbull
  • Nowvideo
  • Videoweed

Features:

  • Add to favorites via long click.
  • ideos play inside your phone with it’s video player (BROWSER isn’t used and no spam popups)
  • The Lite Version has no watching limit after you have posted on your Facebook wall, but the Lite version’s “search” and “favs” function are locked.
  • You still get a lot of mileage from the lite version because the “home” tab has about 100 recent episode finds that update per hour. It also has ads.
  • Full version removes all restrictions, ads, and unlocks the rest of thetabs.
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3. HBO GO

made it on our list because, well, it’s free. Free to download and free to watch, although you’ll find a few commercial in the middle of your TV shows. With Crackle adding 20 TV episodes and movies each month, you can check back frequently for new content. You’ll find most of the same content you can get on Crackle’s Web version as you can on the app, but not all. Crackle also has a handful of original programming on its app as well.

Streaming a TV show is doable from 3G and 4G connections, and if for some reason you have to stop watching your favorite episode of “Sanford and Son,” Crackle will remember where you left off. Although Crackle comes up a bit short in the amount of TV shows it has, it’s one of the best apps that won’t cost you a monthly subscription. So there won’t be any of that, “Why am I paying this?” buyer’s remorse you sometimes get with other apps. Most Android phones won’t have a problem using the app, although old versions of the Android operating system may run into some problems.

The HBO Go app is exactly that: HBO on the go. With this app you won’t miss HBO original programming or the 1,400 shows that HBO says you have access to. The streaming service comes free with your HBO subscription and the app is free to download. If you like building video lists, and who doesn’t, you can set up a watch list on the app for your favorite shows. You won’t have to wait long to catch new programming on the app either; once an episode airs on HBO it’s available in the app within 24 hours. Even if you missed entire seasons of past shows, you can fire up the app and start catching up on the shows at any time.

Most of the content in the app is HD, so if your phone supports it you’ll have an amazing viewing experience. For TV junkies who want to know all the ins-and-outs of characters, sets, and director’s thoughts, you’re in luck. HBO Go gives you access to behind-the-scenes videos of your favorite shows, commentary on certain episodes, and pictures from the sets. There are enough special features to help you make the jump from simply liking a show to having your friends think you need to get out more often.

2. TV Portal

TV Portal allows you to stream free TV shows and free movies. TV Portal indexes free movies and free TV shows and allows you to watch them with minimal hassle on your Android devices. If you think that sounds too good to be true, Its not.TV Portal Unlocked gives you easy access to 1000’s of free TV Shows and free Movies on your Android device. Within seconds of downloading, you will be able to watch free TV streams and free Movies. It’s that simple.

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1. Amo Navi -X

amo Navi-X is an Android application based on the Navi-X Media Browser which is a “content aggregator” that provides access to all kinds of multimedia content on the internet, listed on a public directory of user contributed listings or playlists for playback right NOW on your Android device! We have a version for your Android phone, tablet, TV Stick, box, or Google TV.

Key Features:

  • Easy slide out menu on mobiles for quick access.
  • Easily switch views using Toggle View on mobiles.
  • Download unlimited items in download mode to your phone, tablet, HDMI device, or Google TV.
  • Download multiple items at once.
  • Stream unlimited items in streaming mode.
  • Over 200,000 updated media items.
  • Large community of users updating content daily.
  • Full cover artwork and descriptions when available.
  • Favorite your videos and content for quick access.
  • Support for USB On The Go (OTG) Drives.
  • Support for Android phones, tablets, TV Sticks, Android boxes, and Google TV devices.

amo Navi-X is optimized for Android 4.2 devices: Galaxy NExus, Nexus 4, NExus 7, NExus 10, and Google TV devices like the VIZIO Co-Star, the Sony NSZ-GS7, the Logitech Revue or the HiSense Pulse.

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