Mobilewalla: TV and movie apps

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It’s time to watch classic holiday movies in the warmth of your home, or venture out to see holiday blockbusters. The following apps will help you find your favorites.

Apple apps

Movies by Flixster (Free)* — This app allows you to view movie reviews, access your Netflix queue to add movies and find local showtimes to see films. (Mobilewalla score: 98/100)

iTunes Movie Trailers (Free) — This app has all the latest movie trailers, some exclusives and a yearlong calendar of upcoming releases. (Score: 97/100)

Roku (Free)* — Roku device owners can use this app to turn their iOS device into a remote control for their television and control countless movie channels. (Score: 93/100)

Hulu Plus (app free; service by subscription)* — Hulu Plus subscribers can watch complete seasons of current and classic TV shows as well as a library of classic films. (Score: 87/100)

Crackle — Movies & TV (Free)* — Crackle users enjoy free entertainment, including movies, TV shows and original programming. (Score: 85/100)

Android apps

IMDb Movies & TV (Free)* — The Internet Movie Database is an extensive encyclopedia of films and the people who make them. IMDb also has film trailers and reviews. (Mobilewalla score: 98/100)

Netflix (app free; service by subscription)* — Netflix subscribers have access to an extensive catalog of movies and Netflix original programming to stream. (Score: 97/100)

HBO GO (app free; service by subscription)* — HBO subscribers can view HBO programming and see every episode of every season of their favorite shows with HBO GO. (Score: 95/100)

MovieDroid (Stream Movies) (Free) — Search the database to find the films you are looking for; MovieDroid gives viewing options for each film. (Score: 82/100)

Google Play Movies & TV (Free) — This app lets users stream movies to their Android-enabled device. TV stream only available in the U.S. (Score: 75/100)

*Available on Apple and Android

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.

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