Since the launch of Android in 2008, hundreds of thousands of apps have made their way to Google Play. Not all of them are any good, but some are great and the following ten are among the best.
1. Bloom.fm (free)
Falling somewhere between Spotify and a digital radio app, Bloom.fm gives you free access to hundreds of streaming genre based radio stations. Spotify has radio too, but it requires a subscription to use on a phone or tablet.
However, like Spotify, Bloom.fm also offers various subscription options starting from £1 per month, which lets you 'borrow' songs from a library of 22 million. Borrowed songs can be listened to in their entirety at any time and even downloaded for offline listening.
£1 will only let you borrow 20, though you can swap them out at any time. For £10 per month you can get full access to all 22 million tracks.
You can also use the app to listen to any of your own music that you have stored on your phone or tablet, so it could easily replace any other music players you have.
2. TVCatchup (free)
TVCatchup gives you access to around 50 live UK TV channels absolutely free of charge, from terrestrial to E4, Dave and more.
It's a bit like having freeview on your phone or tablet, but it streams the channels over the internet, so a data connection is required.
As well as being able to use TVCatchup to watch things, it also has a built in TV guide, so you can see what's on now and later.
So whether you use it as an alternative for your television or just as a TV guide so you know when to switch the television on it's bound to come in handy.
3. MoboPlayer (free)
Android users have no shortage of video player options, but MoboPlayer is definitely one of the best.
It plays just about every video format and has a 'floating window' mode which lets you do other things on your device, such as browse the web, while watching a video in a little window.
It also makes good use of gesture controls, letting you slide your finger up or down the screen to adjust the volume and double tap the screen to pause, which, once you get used to it, is a lot quicker than tapping the screen to bring up a menu then tapping on an icon or using the physical volume buttons as most players require.
4. PlayerPro Music Player (£3.25)
Along with video players, Google Play also has a large number of music players on it and PlayerPro Music Player is one the most full featured of them.
You can create playlists, sort music by album, artist, genre or song, make use of the built in equaliser, use lock screen and home screen widgets, control your music from the notifications screen, use swipe gestures, customise the layout and skin of the app and a whole lot more.
It even has innovative features like a sleep timer, which gradually fades the music out so you can go to sleep listening to your favourite tunes and the ability to skip to the next track by shaking your phone.
PlayerPro Music Player really is about as comprehensive as you could hope a mobile music player would be.
5. IMDB (free)
The IMDB is an essential tool for finding information on films, from who the director was to, to who the actors and crew were and what songs were in it.
It also includes user ratings and reviews and links to critic's reviews.
Plus it has up to date entertainment news and lists of the highest and lowest rated films of all time.
Whether you're looking up something specific or just browsing, the IMDB app has all the information you're likely to want.
It's also very quick and easy to use on both phones and tablets, making it an ideal alternative to the IMDB website.
6. Flipps HD (£3.29)
Sometimes a phone or tablet screen just isn't big enough to fully enjoy a film, or maybe you want to share your holiday snaps with a reluctant audience but only have the photos on your phone.
On those occasions Flipps HD could be the solution. It lets you stream videos, photos and music that you have stored on your phone to an internet connected television.
Alternatively you can even stream content to an Xbox 360, PS3 or media player such as Apple TV or Western Digital TV Live.
As well as your own videos the app also has its own media content, from YouTube, Vimeo and other sources, which can also be streamed to compatible devices.
7. Netflix (£5.99 per month)
Coupled with a Netflix subscription the Netflix app for Android gives you access to a huge and ever changing library of movies and television programmes, anywhere with an internet connection.
There's no need to limit yourself to watching things on your computer or TV, just take your phone or tablet with you and watch things anywhere in your house, or even in the garden or when away from home.
It even works abroad, just as long as the country you're in has access to Netflix.
8. SketchBook Mobile (£1.32)
If you're more into creation than consumption you might want to check out SketchBook Mobile. It has various sketching and painting tools, including 65 preset brushes, up to 12 layers per image and a touch friendly interface, making it easy to turn an idea into reality.
While it could be argued that an actual sketchbook and pencil are portable enough, that wouldn't give you the breadth of sketching and painting options that SketchBook Mobile does.
You'd need a whole case full of brushes, paints and pencils for that, which is less than ideal for whacking out a quick drawing on the train.
It's designed for devices with screen sizes of 7 inches or less. If you've got a full sized tablet you'll want to opt for 'SketchBook Pro for Tablets', which is optimised for larger screens.
9. Shazam (free)
Ever hear a song and wonder what it's called or who it's by? Well with Shazam your days of wondering are over.
Just launch the app, hit the Shazam button and marvel as it (usually) comes back with the name of the song and artist.
You can then view a biography and discography of the artist, check out their videos on YouTube or download the song from Amazon MP3. You can even get social by sharing what you've Shazamed on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
10. Spotify (£9.99 per month)
We know you might be attached to your music collection, but with millions of songs available, all without requiring crates full of CD's or expensive external hard drives, Spotify presents a compelling argument for ditching it.
£9.99 per month gives you unlimited access to Spotify's ever growing library.
It's also a robust music player in its own right, letting you create playlists, share music with your friends and download songs for offline listening.
Plus if you're not sure what you want to listen to it's a good music discovery tool too, with curated radio stations and suggestions of artists that are similar to those you look up.
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