Top 5 Free Video Streaming Apps For Android
Sometimes while waiting for the bus it’s great to be able to pull your smartphone out of your pocket and watch a movie. The problem is that loading videos on to your phone is often timing consuming and complicated and very few of us have the time or patient to do that before leaving the house. Here are five apps that let your stream video content to your phone on the fly.
Revision 3 is an Internet television network that provides a large amount of varied content across a number of different programs. This video streaming app is available free from the Android market and gives you access to all of their current and past programming completely free. The app is easy to use; just select the show you want to watch followed by the episode number and your show starts playing. Another great feature is both high and low quality streams for slower networks.
Download Link: Revision 3
Twit by Mediafly
Twit is an online vid cast site with a huge number of shows covering ever facet of Internet interest. The app is free in the Android market and allows users to stream either full videos or audio only versions of their entire back catalog of content. All the user has to do is choose the show they wish to watch, choose audio or video and select the epsidoe number they wish to watch. The app also lets you download programs in the background so you have them stored locally if you move out of a service area.
Download Link: Twit by Mediafly
Netflix offers a huge back catalog of movies and TV that’s now available at anytime thanks to the free Netflix app available on the Android Market. The app is easy to use just install and log in and you should have full access to everything instant streaming has to offer. The only drawbacks to this app are that it requires a Netflix subscription and it can be pretty taxing on battery life.
Download Link: Netflix
Vevo is the best online resource for high quality music videos online and this Android app is one of the best designed streaming apps for the platform. Not only is the interface gorgeous but it’s also incredibly intuitive. There is absolutely no lag in the interface and provided the network your connected to is reasonably fast, videos load up and begin streaming quickly. The only downside is that your phone has to be running Android 2.1 Eclair or later in order to install the app.
Download Link: Vevo
The TV.com app for Android is designed to stream trailers, clips and even full episodes of CBS content to your Android device. If you’re a fan of any CBS TV show like Big Bang Theory or NCIS or are interested in seeing the latest trailers and clips from SHOTIME shows like Dexter than this app is worth the download. The only downside is that videos that are especially long sometimes require your phone be connected to wifi in order to view them. This restriction seems to be applied to random videos since some full episode stream fine over 3G. Either way, at the low low price of free it’s more than worth your time to give it a shot.
Download Link: TV.com
Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blogger for First in Education where she’s recently written on online medical transcription programs along with a piece on online engineering technician programs. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, playing piano, and working with origami.