100 awesome Android apps that will transform your tired tablet

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Welcome to our huge Android tablet apps listing. Whether you’re rocking a Galaxy Tab S3 or an old Nexus 7 these are the best tablet apps for Android, no matter what you’re looking for. The list below is comprehensive, and links back to the Google Play Store, which is the best place to download apps. You’ll find a hundred different apps in twenty different categories.

We think these are the best Android tablet apps, but you may also want to check out our picks for the best Android apps for smartphones.

Movies, music, and reading

Movies and Videos

Netflix

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With a constantly changing library of thousands of TV shows, movies, and exclusive content that you can stream direct to your tablet, Netflix offers a whole lot of entertainment for $8 a month.

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IMDb

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Satisfy the film-buff inside with this virtual encyclopedia of movie facts, actor biographies, and fascinating trivia. Millions of people rate regularly and chat about their favorite movies at IMDb.

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VLC

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VLC is the media player that can handle everything you throw at it. It’s in beta, but it’s fully capable of handling any sort of video, audio, and media file including DVD ISOs. If you’ve used VLC for desktop, you’ll want it on mobile.

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Hulu Plus

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Hulu’s app is the ultimate tool for enjoying your subscription. It grants you access to more 100,000 TV episodes, and even functions as an in-app remote for your streaming box and TV.

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Music and audio

TuneIn Radio

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There’s no better radio and podcast app than this. Music, sports, talk, news, and more can be found with over 100,000 worldwide radio stations to choose from and more than 2 million podcasts.

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Pandora

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Pandora is an internet powerhouse when it comes to radio. Like its web-based counterpart, the mobile app allows you curate personal stations based on your favorite bands, songs, or composers.

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Poweramp ($4)

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Every feature you could want in a music player is packed in here. There’s support for all sorts of formats, a 10 band graphic equalizer, crossfade support, and a lot more. It costs $4 after the trial.

Google Play

Shazam

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Hear a song you like? Shazam can recognize the tune and supply you with buying options within seconds. Recommended tracks, lyrics, and the ability to add it to a Rdio playlist come second.

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Spotify

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Spotify’s mobile interface is one of the sleekest around. Moreover, it lets you browse an extensive catalog of music, personalized radio stations, and curated playlists for lovers of all genres.

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Google Play Music

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Looking for a music service that more deeply integrates with Android and Google Now? Google Play Music is the service for you! Play Music, like the others, allows you to subscribe to listen to all the music you want, plus lets you upload and stream your already-existing music library.

Google Play

Pocket Casts ($4)

Pocket Casts

This is quite simply the best app around for organizing and listening to all of your favorite podcasts. It’s one of the few apps we have listed that costs money, but it has every feature you could possibly want for podcast heaven.

Google Play

Reading

Moon+ Reader

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Load up your ebook collection and enjoy it in this fully customizable reader which lets you define your preferred aesthetic and even tweak gestures and keys. It supports every format under the sun.

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Kindle

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From the classics of yesteryear to contemporary bestsellers you’ll find over a million books to browse through in here. There are also magazines, newspapers, and a built-in dictionary to try.

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Nook

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Barnes & Noble offers more than 2.5 million books through this app and 1 million of them are free. You can also enjoy free trials and subscribe to all the top newspapers, magazines, and comics.

Google Play

Comics by ComiXology

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If you’re a comic buff, ComiXology is for you — whether you’re into Marvel, DC, Dark Horse — whatever — ComiXology has the comic books for you. The app is Amazon’s primary partner when it comes to digital comic distribution, and there’s a huge library of titles to choose from. You have to pay for a subscription, but the app itself is free.

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News 360

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A nice clean layout offers a window onto the world of news, pulled in from a wide variety of top sources online. Choose your favorite topics (there are thousands) and it learns what you like.

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Libby, by OverDrive

Libby, by OverDrive

You can use this app together with your library card to borrow ebooks and audiobooks for free from your local library. You can download, read, and listen all within the app.

Google Play

Pocket

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Use this app to create a library of interesting articles that you’ve seen online. Whether you want to save them for later, or need something to read when you’re offline, Pocket is perfect.

Google Play

Inkitt

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You will find a wealth of free, curated novels and stories in all genres from aspiring authors in this customizable app. There are more than 80,000 titles and an offline mode.

Google Play

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