Top Entertainment Apps You Should Totally Look into For Your Chromebook in 2019

Published by Lamin Kanteh on

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With how busy our lives have become, time seems to move so fast that basic things like eating and drinking seem to be the only things we have time for.

As we tirelessly manoeuvre the daily challenges that life tends to present us with, we forget how much rest how bodies need. While hunkering down and recouping lost energy is still a thing, very few choose to do it partly due to migraine-inducing deadlines.

But, if you are someone that understands the importance of just kicking back and relaxing, maybe enjoy an episode from your favorite show, read a page from a novel, or just put that Ed Sheeran song on repeat, here are some of the apps I think you should have provided a Chromebook is your daily driver.

Netflix

With an international reach that includes 190 countries, Netflix has become the largest subscription-based streaming service available anywhere. With a huge catalogue of movies, shows, documentaries, just to name a few, Netflix has established itself as the go-to platform for entertainment.

Netflix offers a thirty-day free trial, giving you access to all its contents including its well-reviewed originals like The Stranger Things Series (a must-watch in my opinion), Ozark, Orange Is the New Black, for a whole month.

Google Play Music

One of the best podcasts and music streaming service available, Google Play Music boast a catalog that sports over 40 million songs. Though it comes as a free-form software and the default music player on almost every Android smartphone, Google Play Music also has a subscription section that offers additional privileges and features.

With a standard account, users are allowed free online storage and listening of 50,000 of their personal music files, but with the subscription version of the platform, you are allowed unlimited access to everything on its music catalogue.

Google Play Music is available in over sixty countries and if you happen to be one of its users and want to listen to your favourite playlist on your Chromebook, there is free add-on accessible in the Chrome Web Store.

Understandably, however, Google Play Music is getting merged with YouTube Music and there’s no defined timeline as to when that will happen. YouTube Music availability is currently limited to 30 countries of which list you can find here.

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Pocket

Being connected to the internet has its perks as you have unlimited access to everything from articles, viral videos, interesting websites, and so much more.

Sometimes there is so much information that we lose track of that interesting article we didn’t finish reading or that funny video we promise ourselves to watch later, but with Pocket, you no longer have to deal with the disappointment of getting sidetrack that you miss out on the interesting things you find on the internet.

Rather than emailing yourself links or letting tabs pile up in your browser, you can easily save articles, videos, recipes, and web pages to the app that you can later view.

The app also offers the ability to view saved content anytime even while offline.

YouTube

Already a popular video streaming service, YouTube gives users access to an incredible amount of videos ranging from Music, Short films, Education, Documentaries, as well as news clips. The site gives users the ability to rate, comment, and share their favourite videos as well as the ability to run their own personal channels where they can upload videos of their own.

If you are an avid YouTube user, you might be aware of the new improvements being made to the mobile version of the platform that includes that ability to download videos for offline veiwing.

A YouTube add-on is available for Chrome for those looking to add an easier access to the service from their Chrome device.

Kindle Cloud Reader

Being an Amazon Kindle Subscriber doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t read and shop on the Kindle store from your Chromebook.

With an added extension called the Kindle Cloud Reader, Chromebook users can read their Kindle books within the comfort of the Chrome browser and surf through the Kindle store for additional content.

With the Kindle Cloud Reader extension for Chrome, users can greatly improve their reading experience by customizing the app to their personal taste. You can choose the font size, text colour, background colour, number of reading columns, and more.

Not only that, users can add bookmarks, create and edit notes, and with Amazon’s Whispersync technology furthest page read is atomically synchronized across all devices associated that your account.

Is there anything we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments.


Lamin Kanteh

I live, breath, and dream technology. I've only known myself to push the boundaries on what's possible in my mental scope in relation to technology. And having been a writer for the good part of the past three years (covering varying subjects on the major mobile platforms), No place has ever felt more like home than Chrome OS. And as you may know, Chrome OS is ushering us into a future of the unknown and I'm here to help in the process of easing the way into that future via ItsChromeOS.

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