Tech Tuesday – Top APPS for Movie Lovers
As we become more connected and mobile it seems that APPS are now a vital part of our life, here are FRC’s Top APPS for Movie Lovers
I am a self-confessed GEEK. I may get freaked out by Cos-Play and Memorabilia but when it comes to an APP I get all aroused and get the Kermode out! Gone are the days when we used to just enjoy a film, now we can share what we are watching, finding out about the film / cast and production and even watching the films on our devices. So to honor that below I share with you all my favourite APPS for getting my geek out when it comes to movie related fun.
I don’t know if you are like me, but my bladder is getting smaller and smaller by the year. It is worse when I am watching a film. It seems that as soon as the opening titles go up I need to go, even if I have just been. Enter RunPee. This little APP will let you know the best times to go for a toilet break, and even will let you know what you miss when you are out of the room. There is no excuse and it takes the stress out of the dreaded Bladder Chicken
Today In Movie History
I love a good movie quiz and trivia battle, but it is fair to say I suck at it!! Although I did win the pool side movie quiz on holiday last year!! GET IN!! This APP is great for growing your already great movie knowledge. It is full of births death and interesting facts that will help to break the ice on those tense first Movie Blogger meet ups!!
VLC Direct Pro
I have been a user of VLC on my computer for years. It is the be all end all of media players and never fails to open and play a file. The latest edition lets you stream your collection to any compatible device in your home. Which is where this app comes in. Want to watch your home movies on the loo? Get VLC Direct Pro!!
I have only just got into this. I am very late to the party, and if I am honest I forget more times than I don’t, but CHECKING IN is what all the cool cats are doing. By checking in this app shares what you are watching on FaceBook and Twitter, as well as your thoughts on the movie / tv show. One of the nice things about this app is it hands out virtual stickers if you watch enough of a certain type of film, or a new movie in opening week. Get enough of these and you get the chance to get the real thing!! Real Stickers… YES PLEASE!!
Rock Player Lite
OK let’s face it the stock movie player on ANDROID is a bit pants. It only plays a few file types and can be frustrating at times. Luckily Rock Player is a great alternative. Copy your movies in their native file type to your SD card and bob is your Mothers Brother you can play them, no converting. OK it is not perfect, but it is pretty close.
This might be only me here, but more and more lately do I sit at home watching a film and say to Lyn, “What is that guy from? Was it the film about the hit-man, the one with the hair?” . Or something close. It also seems that I use IMDb a lot in these situations. It was always cool to have it on the PC but now it is on my phone you can instantly find out the film said guy was from and everything else you need to know. Essential!!
Netflix has only been in UK for a few months, but it is a great addition to the APP world. It is grea tto watch movies instantly at home on your TV or Projector, but on a long car journey, or lunch break? Well now that the APP is here we can watch instantly whatever we want where ever we are… Just make sure you have lots of Bandwidth allowance!!
As you can see there is a great choice in APPS out there, for both Android (yeay!!) and iOS. There is no excuse, go download them NOW!!
About The Author – Scott Lawlor
Chief Editor of FRC. A self confessed geek with an unhealthy thirst for all things Home Cinema. Whether it is the latest Action film or Subwoofer. Check out his home set up HERE
Are you a fan of APPS? Do you use any that we haven’t mentioned? Comment below…