Android apps to prepare for the TV fall season

Sep 3, 2016

One great thing about autumn is the return of your favorite television shows. A new fall lineup can ease the transition from long, summer days. Get TV listings, recommendations, news and viewing options with these top Android apps.


TV Guide has most the features you need, with local listings, bookmaking, search and entertainment news. The free Android app includes programming details such as the cast, episode titles and more. Share your favorites, read episode recaps, and filter searches based on your preferences. TV Listings for Android is another television guide app, with easy search tools to see what’s coming up in your area, on cable or satellite. Save and share programs, view different program categories and set reminders, with the 99-cent add-on app. IMdB has all the information you’d ever need, for TV shows, listings, cast and crew, as well as photos. Free, this Android app has trailers, celebrity information that runs the gamut of their careers and other tidbits you might find interesting. IMdB is searchable, with a handful of filtering options as well.


Netflix is thee most popular service for watching TV shows online. The Netflix Android app allows watching your favorite series and movies directly on your phone or tablet.

Never miss an episode of “Glee” again. DirecTV lets customers set their DVR when they’re away from home. Free to download, the DirecTV app also displays program guides and basic account information. The app can also be used to order movies and special programs.

Hulu app offers streaming video, on demand. The free app has broadcast content from Fox, CBS, NBC, Comedy Central and more. Watch full episodes on your Android phone, with a feed that acts as a running channel of your favorite shows.

The Hollywood life

E! News delivers the daily dish on celebrity news, including the latest and greatest with your favorite television stars. See what’s popular, catch interviews and behind the scenes clips, and watch some of your favorite E! programs. TMZ serves up Hollywood news, too, with a focus on breaking stories. Free, the TMZ Android app is centered around its video clips, which often catch celebrities in moments of their everyday routines.

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