Breaking Bad, The Hobbit, Orange Is the New Black, The Hunger Games, Doctor Who and WALL-E are just some of the reasons Netflix has become a hit. With the option to stream as many shows and movies from the catalogue as you like for £5.99 a month, it’s become a great and inexpensive way for film fanatics to get their fix.
Netflix is compatible with a host of devices thanks to its many apps. At home, it’s great to watch through your smart TV, Blu-ray player, set-top box or games console; on the move, you’ll want to use a tablet – although you can stream to your mobile phone.
A device with a large high-resolution screen and good sound quality will give you a supreme movie experience, and 4G network connectivity will best enable you to stream on the go. The iPad Air, currently available in the Viking tablet computer range with a free £25 voucher and free UK delivery, is ideal. Pair yours with quality earphones like these from Beats by Dr Dre.
RunPee lets you know what points during a film screening are best for bathroom breaks, so a full bladder doesn’t mean missing out on the action when you’re at the cinema. Hushed voices asking “What have I missed?” are no longer necessary.
There is a plethora of film quizzes available on app stores, but we think this one takes the biscuit. MovieCat! takes a fun and innovative approach to its questions: it’s not just the same, boring old multiple-choice format. You’ll find cats dressed up as your favourite movie characters, film quotes that will have you racking your brain, and film scenes to identify. See if you can get to the end without losing nine cat lives.
Available through iTunes and Google Play, those with top devices like the Apple iPhone, Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 can download the game.
Find yourself watching films and frequently wondering where you’ve seen that actor before, or failing to remember what else the director has worked on? Have the IMDB app installed on your iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7 or Kindle Fire HDX device, and you can access a huge database of movie information in a flash.