11 Streaming Apps That Turn a Tablet or Smartphone Into a TV

Here's a list of the best apps available

   

Most of us can’t live without a subscription to Netflix (NFLX) or Amazon (AMZN) Prime.

With busy schedules and other issues that arise, the ability to stream content to a multitude of devices from anywhere has become a perfect tool to prevent pop culture indifference.

How else could someone catch up on shows like Mad Men and Dexter when managing numerous deadlines for projects related to work?

Apps like VUDU and gadgets like the Roku Box have helped make this process simple to access these shows and movies you may have missed.

However, some people may turned off by the idea of watching their favorite shows on a smartphone or tablet. Concerns could be raised about the quality of what is on screen and being bothered by nuisances oc curing around them.

Fortunately, these are the 11 best apps that will alleviate this anxiety.

VUDU has a colossal library of movies and TV shows to watch on your tablet.

VUDU provides users with an extensive database of movies and TV shows to view on a variety of devices. Compatible machines include the Apple (AAPL) iPad, Google (GOOG) Android tablets, Roku boxes and gaming consoles. The releases arrive before on VUDU before they hit Netflix. While the sign-up process is free, the ability to rent more movies depends on paying the $2 dollar fee. Fortunately, there are no late fees.

Price: Free

Available: iPhone and Android.

WATCH ABC delivers all your favorite shows and live streams to view on your tablet or phone.

In case you missed the most recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy or Agents of SHIELD, try out the WATCH ABC app to catch up on your favorite shows. The interesting part of this app is that it can stream these series live on any device. None of its competitors are capable of doing that. Through the On Demand menu, you can access the most recent re-runs of comedy hits like Modern Family but a version for Android is available for select devices.

Price: Free

Available: iPhone and Android.

Comcast (CMCSA) XFinity TV GO app gives subscribers THOUSANDS of movies and shows to stream from any Wi-Fi connection.

Comcast rebranded their mobile app as XFINITY TV Go. For subscribers to the cable service, the app allows for streaming from any Wi-Fi network nearby. The video quality is HD. The only downside is that the selection of channels is limited but it should be expanding soon.

Price: Free

Available: iPhone and Android.

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