10 Best TV Apps

Those in the TV business have been scrambling to appeal to the iPad generation during the last year. In fact, Nielsen, the company that measures audience size using a ratings system, estimated that 41 percent of tablet owners and 38 percent of smartphone owners use their devices at least once a day while watching television. Many companies have learned how to appeal to viewers’ social networking addiction, and others are trying to add complementary features to TV-centric apps. Most of these apps cater to what is known as the second screen, a device such as an iPad or smartphone that supplements and augments what you’re already watching on the big screen.

Just remember that if you’re using one of these apps, streaming video can eat through your monthly data allotment in a jiffy, and now that truly unlimited high-speed data plans are few and far between, that could be a costly habit. Fortunately, there are plenty of offerings to fulfill couch potatoes’ “app-etites.” Here are our top 10 picks.

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  1. Miguel Branch Says:

    My fave is Droid TV Primetime,
    Pretty much every primetime show(even most cable/premium shows like True Blood, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, etc.) are there to be viewed the day after original airing! Plus, some classic oldies from begging to end of run.
    Basically, you turn your device into a DVR. You download them on your SD card so you don’t use precious data (set it to record WiFi only).
    Drawbacks? It’s only showing in 480p. It’s not in play store anymore (now in Amazon). But, at $8.99 for 3 months, NO app can touch it!
    With this, you can finally cut the cable & not miss anything.

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