Best streaming-video apps for Android

We take a look at some of the best non-YouTube apps on Android for streaming TV shows, movies, and other videos from around the Web.

Netflix for Android
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Netflix (free)
For many avid watchers of television and movies, Netflix is a godsend. To start, it's got a smooth set of controls, reliable performance, and a clear picture with no blips, glitches, or freezes to speak of (in our tests, anyway). But most importantly, the Netflix app lets you access the service's full catalog of streaming content, which is chock-full of videos ranging from classic TV shows to documentary films to recent popcorn flicks. While the app doesn't let you manage your DVD queue, its high-quality streaming should be more than enough reason to download it.

Netflix for Android is free to download, but of course, the streaming service does require a monthly subscription, which costs about $8 a month.

About the author

Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.


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