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The best TV and film apps

01 September 2015

Missed the last part of that nail-biting whodunit? Want the latest film news? Catch up on must-see TV and blockbuster news with these TV and film apps.

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Download your favourite shows with film and TV apps


It took ages for this superb catch-up TV to be available on Android devices, but it is now. Loads of TV from the previous seven days can be viewed at will, but the best thing is that many programmes can be downloaded to your device so you can watch any time you like. Free, iOS, Android


The app is free, but of course you have to subscribe to this very good video streaming service. With more than 40 million subscribers the choice of film and television is superb (including many classics), plus Netflix makes its own critically acclaimed series – including the US remake of House of CardsFree, iOS, Android

Amazon Prime Instant Video

The rival to Netflix and what used to be LoveFilm. It has more than 140,000 titles ready to stream to your phone or tablet for a fee. The content on each service is not the same, so many TV and film lovers subscribe to both.  Free, iOS, Android

BBC Sport

Live action, highlights and news from almost any sporting discipline you care to support. A nice feature is that you can listen to BBC radio while reading the articles or setting up notification to get alerts on your favourite teams. Free, iOS, Android


The International Movie Database’s app is much more than just a showcase to let you know what your favourite star has been in – the GPS-enabled app also brings you showing times for nearby cinemas and a huge library of user reviews for current films. Charts also let you see what’s the hottest ticket at home and in the US – as well as a list of celebrity birthdays. Free, iOS, Android

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