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189 Awesome Android Apps for 2015

Entertainment

If you’re like us, one of life’s greatest activities is sitting on your ass reading, watching, listening, or playing something. These apps will help you do just that.

Movies and TV

Zeebox

zeebox-Android-apps-screenshotBilled as “TV’s sidekick,” this app helps you to keep up with the shows you love. Find all the buzz about each show, and have real-time discussions with other fans while you watch. It’s great!

Available on:

Google Play

Flixster

flixter-android-screenshotsA must for those who love go see movies, Flixster offers a clean interface and accurate movie listings at nearby theaters, based on your current location, along with reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Netflix

Netflix-Android-apps-screenshotNetflix is the best streaming service. There’s a huge selection of movies and TV shows for subscribers and the performance is silky smooth. This is as entertained as you can get for $8 a month.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Books

Kindle

Kindle-Android-apps-screenshotIf you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon will still sell you books and with more than 900,000 titles in its store, there’s plenty to browse through. From best sellers to the classics, it’s all here.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Aldiko

Aldiko-Android-apps-screenshotYou haven’t heard of this but try it. Super accessible and customizable, it’s a great ebook store. A simple design takes you straight to your bookshelf and there’s a wealth of free content on offer.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Goodreads

Goodreads-Android-apps-screenshotThis is all about book recommendations. If you’re looking for an honest opinion on a book you may read, or you want to share your thoughts on a title, then this app is the place to do it.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Comics

Comics

Comics-Android-apps-screenshotComixology’s free app is a window onto a staggering library of more than 40,000 titles, including all the big names from Marvel and DC. It’s the biggest comic book reader out there right now.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Komik Reader

Komik-Reader-Android-apps-screenshotSimple with a clean interface, Komik is a good way to store and access your comic collection on your smartphone, but you cannot buy comics with it – you’ll need another app for that.

Available on:

Google Play

ComicRack ($8)

ComicRack-Android-apps-screenshotA comic management app that syncs your collection across your Windows PC and Android devices, with pinch-to-zoom, bookmarking, and customization options, what more do you need?

Available on:

Google Play

News

Flipboard

Flipboard-Android-apps-screenshotFlipboard is the biggest news aggregator. It offers magazine-style news collection with links from Facebook, Twitter, and top sites, filtered by your major interests (from football to technology).

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

LinkedIn Pulse

LinkedIn-Pulse-Android-apps-screenshotNewly acquired by LinkedIn, this great reader enables you to pull in online sources, and then creates clean, magazine-like pages that feature thumbnail photos, and headlines from each source.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

News360

News360-Android-apps-screenshotHere’s a smart news reader that learns about the kinds of stories you want to see, and grows more accurate as you use it, continually pulling in better news that matters to you more.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Corgi for Feedly

Corgi Images

With Corgi, you can view and share your Feedly subscriptions directly on your smartphone’s lockscreen. Furthermore, it’s easy to set up, sports a sleek user interface, and allows you to save articles for later viewing.

Available on:

Google Play

Nuzzel

Nuzzel

Nuzzel basically lets you read all the news your friends deem worthy. The news aggregator quickly taps into your Twitter and Facebook account before providing a host of sharing options and a digestible view of relevant news.

Available on:

Google Play

Radio and Podcasts

TuneIn Radio ($1)

TuneIn-Radio-Android-apps-screenshotWith more than 70,000 radio stations and over 2 million on-demand programs, whether you want to listen to the big game, tune in to a political debate, or dance to some music, you’re covered.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Pandora

Pandora-Android-apps-screenshotOur favorite streaming radio app for every platform delivers customizable music complete with a rating system that lets you fine tune every station to your liking. And it’s curated by humans.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Pocket Casts ($4)

pocketcasts-android-screenshotThis has everything we want in a podcast player. It has a huge library and the clean interface makes it easy to manage your subscriptions. It also lets you sync between devices and works with iOS.

Available on: 

Google Play

iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio_Android_apps_screenshot

There are over 18 million songs here and thousands of stations to help you discover the right ones. Set favorites, get personalized recommendations, and tune into talk for sports, comedy, and more.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Music

Spotify

Spotify-Android-apps-screenshotSpotify is the best full-featured streaming service. With this app you can stream any music from any type of device, make your own playlists, follow artists, and sync tracks for offline listening.

Available on:

Google Play

SoundCloud

SoundCloud-Android-apps-screenshotIf you’re looking for an all-you-can-eat buffet of sound with no ads and no subscription fees, you’ve found it. Discover new music and stream it from the cloud. But this is no Spotify replacement.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Poweramp ($4)

Poweramp-Android-apps-screenshotVersatile and powerful, this app is great for audiophiles. It supports an incredibly long list of file formats from MP3 to FLAC to AIFF, and a whole lot more. Use it if you keep a local music collection.

Available on:

Google Play

Photography

Instagram

InstagramAndroid

Instagram is ubiquitous with photography now, so you might as well have it on your phone to snap some pictures. Owned by Facebook, the social network centered on photos offers great filters and great connectivity to others.

Available on:

Google Play

Photo Editor by Aviary

Aviary

If you need to spruce up an image while you’re on the go, Aviary’s Photo Editor app is a great option. Packed with filters, sliders, tweaks, and fun stamps and stickers, it’s a great way to make your photos look even better.

Available on:

Google Play

VSCO Camera

VSCOCam

VSCO Camera has become one of the most popular photography apps, thanks in part to its powerful editing features that include impressive present lens settings, post-shot tweaks, and before-and-after comparison shots.

Available on:

Google Play

Camera360 Ultimate

Camera360Ultimate

If you’re more of a photography freak in the sense of playing with the settings and getting interesting results, Camera360 Ultimate is your option. Hijack the camera on your device with hundreds of settings and features.

Available on:

Google Play

GIF Camera

GIFCamera

GIFs are a blast, so why not make your own? This app is built specifically for that, allowing you to turn anything you capture on your phone into a great GIF with just a few taps and swipes of a slider.

Available on:

Google Play

Games

Broken Sword ($4)

Broken-Sword-Android-apps-screenshotIt’s time for a charming, point-and-click, detective yarn that will transport you to Paris and beyond as you try to unravel a dark conspiracy that stretches back to the days of the Knights Templar.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Ingress

Ingress-Android-apps-screenshotThe parallel world created by Google’s Niantic Labs for this MMO sci-fi game the potential of augmented reality gaming. It has mysteries to solve, real-world exploration, and social collaboration.

Available on:

Google Play

Nimble Quest

Nimble-Quest-Android-apps-screenshot

It’s a brilliant blend of old mobile favorite Snake with a retro-RPG. Your little band of adventurers lines up like a Conga line as you zip around levels killing baddies and gathering loot.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

Pro Sports

TheScore

theScore-Android-apps-screenshotWhatever gets you excited, from Nascar to the NFL, this app will have you dancing in victory or crying in your beer. It brings you all the latest touchdowns, goals, and positions as they happen.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

NFL Mobile

NFL-Mobile-Android-apps-screenshotGet all the latest news, stats, and scores from the NFL, including video highlights. Use this app to manage your fantasy football team, and Verizon customers can watch live game streams.

Available on:

Google Play

ESPN SportsCenter

ESPN-SportsCenter-Android-apps-screenshotYou can get a quick look at the all the latest scores, league standings, and news for your favorite sports in this app. Customize it to follow the teams and players that matter to most to you.

Available on:

Amazon

Google Play

College Sports

Basketball Scoreboard

College-Basketball-Scoreboard-Android-apps-screenshotEverything you need to know about college basketball is wrapped up in this easy to use app. Find all the latest scores, fixtures, tables, and the big news stories from colleges across the country.

Available on:

Google Play

ESPN College Football

ESPN-College-Football-Android-apps-screenshotAll kinds of news, stats, and scores, along with latest buzz from Twitter about the world of college football can be found here. There are even alerts with video clips of great plays during games.

Available on:

Google Play

College StatSheet

College-Basketball-StatSheet-Android-apps-screenshotNow you can compare every player in college basketball leagues with detailed analysis and statistics. You’ll also find news, rosters, and match reports, but stats are the real heart of this app.

Available on:

Google Play

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