2018 was a big year for entertainment apps. With people spending less time sitting in front of the TV and computer and more time on-the-go, mobile entertainment apps have become increasingly more popular. Here are some of the best entertainment apps we saw this year that you’ll be seeing a lot more of in 2019!
While Netflix isn’t exactly a new platform, the mobile version has really risen in popularity this past year. The Netflix app lets you take your favorite shows and movies wherever you go, so you can watch wherever you have Wifi. If you’re new to Netflix, the platform offers a one-month free trial before you join. Netflix also lets you rate shows and movies that you liked or disliked, so that they can better tailor their suggestions for you. The next time you find yourself in a waiting room, on a long bus ride, or just away from your TV or computer, you can count of the Netflix app to deliver the entertainment!
Back in 2013, Redbox was at peak popularity. With the closing of all Blockbuster locations, people started heading to their nearest Redbox location to rent newly-released movies and video games that weren’t yet available on online streaming services. With the arrival of the Redbox app, renting movies and games has never been easier. The Redbox app lets you reserve movies and games for pickup at your nearest Redbox kiosk, so that you don’t waste time driving to different Redbox locations searching for what you want to rent. The Redbox app even lets you watch movie trailers and lets you know when they’re ready for pickup, so you’re prepared when you get to the kiosk.
Booking entertainment for a party or event can be stressful and difficult to do on your own. That’s where Special Guest comes in. The app, co-founded by actor and comedian Damon Wayans, Jr. and bestselling author and entrepreneur Kris Jones, operates as a mutually beneficial platforms that allows users to book talent, as well as paying talent for doing what they love to do- perform! Actors, musicians, comedians, and even magicians are all available to book on the Special Guest app, and the app allows you to watch videos of past performances to get a feel the performer. Booking talent for your next party of event has never been easier with Special Guest!
For all you bookworms who just don’t have the time to sit down and read during the day, Audible will be your new best friend. Audible is an app that lets you choose from 180k audiobooks to listen to, including bestsellers and new releases. Audible is available on several devices, including iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone, as well as tablets, Alexa devices, and more. That means you can listen to your favorite audiobooks at home, in the car, and everywhere in-between. Audible offers a 30-day free trial, so you’ll be able to start listening to that book you’ve been dying to read before signing up.