Android : Entertainment

Maximise your Google Android phone with the best Android apps reviewed and ready for download.

Music apps, streaming TV and YouTube. Beam the best the internet has to offer straight to your mobile with the best entertainment apps.

1
Xbox SmartGlass

Xbox SmartGlass

Second screen experience makes an impressive debut, but is crying out for more game compatibility

4
3

FREE

2
Songify

Songify

Definitely an app worth (auto)tuning in for

4
2

FREE

3
Avengers: Iron Man – MKVII

Avengers: Iron Man – MKVII

Glimpse into the future of comics of rusty response to new tech?

3
2

FREE

4
Sky Go

Sky Go

Great app if it wasn’t so selective

4
2

FREE

5
Ted
5
2

FREE

6
Crackle

Crackle

Free movies! Sounds great, but….

3
2

FREE

7
Virtual Guitar

Virtual Guitar

A fairly decent guitar emulator but is your phone big enough?

4
2

FREE

8
Twonky Beam Browser

Twonky Beam Browser

One of the slickest ways to zap HD video from your smartphone or tablet straight to your TV

4
2

FREE

9
NORAD tracks Santa

NORAD tracks Santa

Track Santa’s every move with this fun but throwaway applications

2
2

FREE

10
Sleep Talk Recorder

Sleep Talk Recorder

Do you talk and sleep? Then this may well be for you

3
3

FREE

11
Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

Marvel offers up a Marvel-ous app

4
3

FREE

12
Fat Booth

Fat Booth

Does my bum look big in this? Nope, but your face does

4
2

FREE

14
PowerAMP Music Player
4
2

£3.07

15
Music Beta

Music Beta

Official Android player for Music Beta by Google. The Music application features a redesigned UI and now supports Music Beta by Google.

3
2

FREE

16
RealPlayer® Beta
3
2

FREE

17
Talking Rex the Dinosaur

Talking Rex the Dinosaur

Rex is a talking dinosaur. He repeats what you say in his deep threatening voice.

3
2

£0.61

18
Tripping Fest Drawing
3
2

£1.24

19
The Invisible Universe

The Invisible Universe

App shows off what you can’t see but there’s probably a reason you can’t see it

3
2

FREE

20
MusicGrid

MusicGrid

An enormously clever and fun app that lets you release your spontaneous musical genius.

4
2

FREE

21
Spirit HD

Spirit HD

One trippy sci-fi puzzler – in space no one can hear you dream

4
2

£0.79

22
GT Racing: Motor Academy Free+
3
3

FREE

23
Drunk Man

Drunk Man

Now this is exactly what your phone was made for

2
2

FREE

24
3001 Wisdom Quotes

3001 Wisdom Quotes

Your go-to app for instant enlightenment.

4
3

FREE

25
Audible for Android

Audible for Android

More of a listener than a reader? Audible for Android provides access to digital audiobooks for your aural pleasure.

4
2

FREE

26
Mango Manga Reader

Mango Manga Reader

Get your anime fix with this great comic-book app

4
2

FREE

27
Zinio Magazine Reader

Zinio Magazine Reader

The premier magazine app, whatever your operating system

4
2

FREE

28
Magic Marker

Magic Marker

Decorate your touch screen with neon coloured imagery

2
3

FREE

29
Kids Connect The Dots

Kids Connect The Dots

Keep the kids entertained with this fun and easy to use learning app

4
2

£1.80

30
Free Unlimited Jokes

Free Unlimited Jokes

Lighten the mood with a few priceless jokes

2
2

FREE

31
Disney Wallpapers

Disney Wallpapers

Experience the magic of Disney and gain access to wallpapers of all your favourite characters

3
3

FREE

32
Kids Paint Free

Kids Paint Free

A fun virtual finger painting app that’ll put a smile on the faces of both kids and adults alike

4
2

FREE

33
Break the Blocks

Break the Blocks

A timeless time consuming classic with a concept that really needs no introduction

4
2

£1.24

34
Basic Instructions

Basic Instructions

Keep up with all of Scott Meyer’s Basic Instructions comics.

4
3

£1.24

35
Factbook

Factbook

Factbook puts information from the CIA’s World Factbook at your fingertips.

4
3

£1.87

36
Music Unlimited

Music Unlimited

Subscription-based app offers music on the go

4
2

FREE

37
The Adventures of Simon Pegg

The Adventures of Simon Pegg

Comic spoof from the guy who brought us Shaun of the Dead.

4
2

£1.79

38
Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim

Comic style offering sees Scott take on the App world.

4
2

£3.49

39
130 Legal Horror Films

130 Legal Horror Films

We think the title says it all, really

3
2

£0.60

40
Funny Ringtones

Funny Ringtones

It’s in the name really – a wide variety of ridiculous tones.

3
2

FREE

41
Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary

The webs home of slang, now straight to your mobile.

3
2

FREE

42
Marvel Superheroes

Marvel Superheroes

Want all the info on your favourite comic creations? Then look elsewhere.

1
2

£0.93

43
Lyric Legend

Lyric Legend

Beta version of the karaoke-like rhythm game

4
2

FREE

44
Blast Monkeys

Blast Monkeys

Monkey-based puzzler that’s a bit of a blast

4
2

FREE

45
Vevo

Vevo

Your portal to thousands of music videos on your phone

4
2

FREE

46
myPlayer

myPlayer

myPlayer provides access to TV and radio streams directly to your Android device.

2
1

FREE

47
The British Monarchy

The British Monarchy

Everything you ever needed to know about the British Royal Family.

2
3

FREE

48
7digital

7digital

Digital music service gets a massive makeover

5
2

FREE

49
Aldiko Book Reader Premium

Aldiko Book Reader Premium

Kindle rival offers up decent customisable reading experience

3
2

£1.83

50
Androidify

Androidify

Turn yourself into a little green robot

3
2

FREE

51
Moron Test

Moron Test

What’s this? It’s a test for morons, stupid?

3
3

£0.61

52
we7 Radio Plus

we7 Radio Plus

Streaming music service that won’t bite into your data allowance

4
2

FREE

53
Google Books

Google Books

Google lets you join its book club, through your phone

4
2

FREE

54
Graphic.ly Comics

Graphic.ly Comics

Comic book reader has potential, but not quite there

3
3

FREE

55
BBC iPlayer for Android

BBC iPlayer for Android

Your favourite catch-up TV service finally comes to Android

3
2

FREE

56
Mixzing

Mixzing

Giving iTunes a deserved kicking…

5
3

FREE

57
mVideo Player

mVideo Player

The most malleable video player yet to hit Android

4
2

FREE

58
YouTube 2.1

YouTube 2.1

Improved app means that watching YouTube on Android no longer frustrates

4
2

FREE

59
Talking Tom Cat

Talking Tom Cat

Must not make pussy jokes, must not make pussy jokes…

2
11

£0.61

60
Pocket BLU

Pocket BLU

Give your Blu movies an Android kick

3
2

FREE

61
7digital

7digital

Play all of your tracks on the go

4
2

FREE

62
TuneWiki

TuneWiki

Lets you wax lyrical with your favourite tunes and internet radio

4
2

FREE

63
We7

We7

Music streaming service lands on Android (£9.99 monthly fee)

4
2

FREE

64
JetVD: YouTube Aid

JetVD: YouTube Aid

Fed up of streaming YouTube on your phone? Now you can download the videos instead

5
2

FREE

65
Sky+

Sky+

Control your Sky+ box from your handset and record programmes on the go

4
2

FREE

66
10001 Cocktails
4
2

FREE

67
An Exciting Year

An Exciting Year

Spice up your life with this app that tells you what to do every day

1
2

£2.99

68
SlingPlayer

SlingPlayer

Your TV on your Android handset – it costs for the privilege, though

4
2

£19.73

69
DoubleTwist

DoubleTwist

Unleash your Apple iTunes music collection with DoubleTwist

3
2

FREE

70
Laputa II

Laputa II

Your portal to free ebooks on Android – complete with bookmarking and extensive online library

4
2

FREE

71
Quickpedia

Quickpedia

Qikipedia, for those who don’t have time to check Wikipedia

4
2

FREE

72
Last.fm

Last.fm

Internet radio comes to Android – but beware of the bugs

3
2

FREE

73
Spotify

Spotify

The coolest subscription-based music streaming service which turns your phone into a melody machine

4
2

FREE

74
Coloroid

Coloroid

An insanely addictive game where you have to make the entire screen one colour

4
2

FREE

75
BeebPlayer

BeebPlayer

Brings the BBC iPlayer to your Android phone. It’s unofficial but it’s all in the best possible taste

3
2

FREE

76
Google Sky Map

Google Sky Map

Look up to the sky – Is it a bird? A plane? Nope it’s Google’s Sky Map

3
2

FREE

77
Layar

Layar

Layar is an augmented reality web browser that brings the internet to the real world and allows you to search exactly what you see.

5
2

FREE

78
Mabilo Ringtones

Mabilo Ringtones

Preview and download ringtones, ranging from chart hits to classic phone melodies.

5
2

FREE

79
Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3

Turn your Android into a music machine with Amazon’s music store and download songs without DRM.

4
2

FREE

80
Shazam

Shazam

Shazam is a music-discovery application that tells you who sings that song you just heard on TV.

4
2

FREE

81
Backgrounds

Backgrounds

With thousands of backgrounds on offer, you can select a new one each day to completely personalise your Android phone.

4
2

FREE