A Look at Different Movie Streaming Apps on Android

In 2019 we prefer to stream all our content and that too on our mobile devices. If you are interested in streaming movies on your Android phone then here are some of the different movie streaming apps that you can use. Some of these apps are free and you are only interested in the free ones then you can check out this list of free movie apps for Android and iOS. So, now then, let’s get started with our list of different movie streaming applications available for the Android platform:

Crackle

Crackle is used by more than 25 million people around the world and that is a pretty impressive number for a streaming app. The app is available to people that are living in North America, South America, and Australia. The app has a massive library of movies and TV shows that you can stream to your Android device. The app has its own exclusive content as well and that is one of the reasons why it is so popular amongst users.

Popcorn Flix

Popcorn Flix is like Netflix but it is free to use. You can use the app in order to stream movies to your android device for no charge. A new movie is added every day which gives you plenty of options to choose from. This is an interesting alternative to Netflix if you want to stream content for free.

PlayView

This is another free app that you can use if you are interested in saving some money. If you have a Chromecast then you can stream movies to a bigger screen as well. You can sort content by different genres and consume a lot of content for free.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is Amazon’s streaming service that comes paired with Amazon Prime. This is a great platform for streaming content and the app has some exclusive content like The Grand Tour series. The streaming service also includes some channels such as HBO. The app does not support Chromecast which is a bummer but it is still great to use on your smartphone and other devices. You can subscribe to the service for a monthly or yearly fee.

Netflix

Netflix is the most popular streaming service that is used around the world. There are plenty of movies and TV shows that you can watch on the app. Other than that, the platform offers exclusive content that cannot be found on any other platform. This is one of the reasons why this app is so popular.

You can find thousands of hours worth of content that you are interested in. The first month is free and after that, there is a monthly or yearly subscription fee. The platform offers features such as 4K, Chromecast, Miracast, HDR10, and Dolby Vision. You can use the app on gaming consoles, PC, smartphones and most smart TVs as well.

These are some of the different streaming apps that you can use to watch movies and TV shows on your Android device. Let us know which ones you have used and what your experience has been like so far.

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Sony SRS-XB01 Bluetooth Speaker Review and Ratings

Sony SRS-XB01 Bluetooth Speaker Quick Tip

The Good: The Sony SRS-XB01 is attractively designed mini Bluetooth speaker that is a great option for the people looking for a budgeted and compact piece. It has a speakerphone function and is shower ready.

The Bad: Few speakers in the same range (mini) offers fuller sound with high volume.

The Bottom-line: Sony SRS-XB01 Bluetooth Speaker is a decent pick with great design and satisfactory sound quality as per paid price.

Introduction

Sony’s mini Bluetooth speakers initiated at $50. But the baby series SRS-XB01 is worth $35.  If you are lucky enough it can be acquired at a nominal price of $25.

I have a Sony SRS-XB31 and I am an aficionado of this large Bluetooth speaker. Let’s see the new Sony SRS-XB01 i.e. the miniature version will live up to the expectations or not.

Sound Quality:

SRS-XB31 is the big brother of SRS-XB01 in contrast to echo. The sound is pleasing but lacks bass. It is apt for small to medium sized room and will thud the room with immense sound but won’t be appropriate for parties and big halls. In a crowded place, it hums better than an iPhone but does not give that revelry vibes. Despite this, it is a handy pick as you can hang them and roam around.  However, the sound is not paring than SoundCore Mini 2 but superior to SoundCore Nano.

Battery Life:

In medium volume, speakers last till six hours. I really feel that Sony could have employed a bigger battery for extended life so that it could last all day with a single charge. I wonder why they didn’t think about it.

Bass Performance:

The bass on the speaker is lacking even with the “Extra Bass” verbiage. Although we cannot say that it is entirely missing as it endows a fair sound to the speaker. If you own a Sony larger speaker than you will miss the thump. What else do you wish at this price?

Specifications:

  • Micro USB Charging: Any micro USB cable will serve this purpose. You don’t need a special cable for it.
  • IPX5 Water Resistant: It is anti-splash speakers but will not rate it as high-end speakers that are completely waterproof.
  • Hauling Strap: This is the best feature which allows one to hang speakers to the backpack or wrist while moving around. Don’t worry about the weight it is just 5. 65 oz.
  • Controlling Buttons: Adjust volumes, play/pause and skip tracks on the go.
  • Speakerphone: You can answer a phone call via small built-in mic. Just tap the play button to answer.

Summary:

Paying $35 for a tiny speaker is worth it, I guess. If you expect more go for huge speakers that will obviously cost you more. The “Extra Bass” verbiage packaging is a little illusory. Rest the sound quality is adequate and a handy strap is a plus. Battery life can be improvised. Overall a reasonable mini Bluetooth speaker by Sony what do you think? 

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