Android is the world’s most popular Operating System. Needless to say, we’re giant fans of the Android OS. All of our EZ Stream (formerly Element) boxes run on the Android platform, and there’s a great reason for that. Android offers so many options and it’s very easy to use.
Speaking of options, there are so many streaming options available. Today, we’re going to focus on some of the apps outside of the Media Center. Free apps that offer lots of great content.
Full disclosure, we did download a lot of these apps from the Aptoide app included on your Ti8. For more information on Aptoide, click HERE.
Let’s get started!
NewsON is a great app for live local news. Simply choose your area from the map, then choose again as the options get closer to your local area. The interface takes a little getting used to, but the app works really well. One tip, if you click the settings wheel in the upper right hand corner of the screen, you can choose HD for the video resolution.
This a great app for movies and TV shows. It doesn’t have every movie and show, but all of the content is completely free. There are ads in this app.
If you’re looking for live TV options, this is a great app for you. It has over 170 channels from all over the world. There are some really cool types of content here too, stuff you won’t find on many other apps. This app does contain ads.
The PBS Kids app offers great content if you’ve got children in your home. There are tons of great options including classics like Curious George.
For adults who love PBS content, this app is for you. It’s the fascinating educational and historical content that PBS is known for. They’ve added lots of period dramas that are very entertaining as well.
The CW is one of the few networks that are committed to offering their content on as many platforms as possible, for free. If you’re a fan of one of their many great comic book shows like Arrow, or The Flash, you’ll love this app. You can watch episodes that aired last night.
Red Bull TV
Adrenaline junkies everywhere will love Red Bull TV. The app has clips and interviews from all types of extreme sports. From rally car racing, to Red Bull events like their Soap Box Race.
Crackle is a streaming app owned by Sony. It offers lots of options for movies and TV shows. You can create an account for a more personalized experience, or just browse the free content segmented into different sections. The app does contain ads.
This is one of many Discovery apps that offer free content. While most of the content does require a cable or provider login, there’s a good amount that’s unlocked. The other Discovery Go apps include:
- Investigation Discovery Go
- Velocity Go
- Discovery Family Go
- Discovery Life Go
- Animal Planet Go
- Discovery En Espanol Go
- Destination America Go
- Science Channel Go
- Discovery Familia Go
- TLC Go
Of course, these are only a few of the many Android apps that offer free content. If you have any that you use, we’d love to hear about them.
One quick note – IMPORTANT – WE HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH THE DEVELOPERS OF ANY OF THESE APPS. THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THESE APPS FALL SOLELY ON THE APPS DEVELOPER. WE CANNOT AND DO NOT TROUBLESHOOT OTHER PEOPLES APPLICATIONS.
We hope you get some use out of these apps.