5 Apps That Turn Your Mobile Phone Into A Movie Theater

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Not that long ago, movie buffs who wanted to watch their favorite films outside of a movie theater had to rent or buy VHS tapes. Fast forward a few years, and DVD and Blu-ray players made watching movies at home look and sound even more amazing—but people were still pretty much limited to watching movies at home. Now, thanks to the proliferation of apps and some pretty technologically advanced smartphones, movie buffs can watch them on the go.

The following five apps are some of the best ways to help transform your phone into a movie theater. Now, all we need is an app that will turn our mobile devices into a popcorn machine:

Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus offers users access to thousands of great movies including new titles and old classics that you can stream on your phone or tablet. This app works best with a smartphone like the iPhone 6 that has a bigger screen size so you can enjoy the full experience or even watch with a friend on a plane, bus or car ride. Hulu subscriptions run for $7.99 a month.


The DirecTV app not only provides you with TV shows and movies but sports fans also can use the NFL Sunday Ticket app to keep up with all the games. This is great for all you Fantasy Football players because you will be up to date with all the scores and stats so you can win your league.

Movies by Flixster

The Movies by Flixster app lets you create a movie to-do list of films that are coming soon to the local theater. The free app features full-length trailers that will whet your appetite for upcoming releases. It also has information on when and where the movies will be playing and critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes. Additionally, Flixster was updated to let people use AirPlay to stream movies from their iOS devices to an Apple TV.


When it comes to streaming apps that offer tons of great movies, it’s hard to beat Netflix. The app is available for free for Netflix subscribers, and it allows people to watch films from just about anywhere. Because Netflix is such a huge player in the streaming movie and TV industry, it tends to have the best variety of titles, and the list of available titles is constantly updated and improved. The app is easy to use and allows movie fans to search for titles from the library of thousands of titles.


The Plex app allows people to stream their favorite titles onto any Apple device. For $4.99, movie buffs can use the app to create a comprehensive list of films that they want to see. Of all of the movie-related apps out there, Plex beats the rest in terms of its interface and ability to help users organize their movies. As a bonus, you also can stream movies onto your iPhone from your home computer by using a Plex Media Server, which is available for free.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.



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