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Enjoy A Perfect Evening At Home

Mobile apps don't always have to be about being, well, mobile. Here's everything you need to have all the fun of going out without having to find parking, get a table, or deal with crowds. These are apps that will keep you entertained right where you're most comfortable -- your own living room.

Movies, Shows and More

Who needs cable anymore? These apps let you stream all your favorite movies and television shows directly to your mobile device or Apple TV. Whether you're looking for new shows to binge or want to catch up on your current ones, they make it easier than ever to meet your entertainment needs.

Amazon Prime Video

Stream and download popular movies and TV shows

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video Options

For movie lovers; especially those with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video has hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows and original content available to stream or download. The helpful Watchlist feature makes it easy for you to add videos for later viewing. Auto Play is another useful feature that allows you to start watching the next episode of your favorite show automatically, which is perfect for binge watching! The service is compatible with your Apple TV and is included in your Amazon Prime subscription.

Why we love it

A vast expanse of movies and TV shows included with your Amazon Prime subscription. What could be better?

Netflix

Netflix and chill with the official app of the streaming video service.

Netflix

How to download

It's for anyone who loves movies or shows.

Netflix has become one of the greatest services out there for streaming movies and TV shows to your various devices. On iPhone, finding new content to watch has gotten much easier. With the new navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, you'll now find four tabs: Home, Search, Downloads, and More. In previous app versions, there was a left-handed menu that featured profile switching, notifications, downloads, My List, and themed categories.

Why we love it

Under the new Search menu, you can look for new content by clicking on a category or by doing an actual search at the top of the screen. Under More, you'll find profile settings, notifications, and your Netflix My List. The new bar at the bottom of the Netflix app on iPhone hasn't been carried over to iPad. It isn't known whether it will eventually find its way to the tablet version. If you like streaming video, you can't beat Netflix. Get the app now in the App Store.

Dinner Made Easy and Convenient

You might love to cook, but that doesn't necessarily mean you want to do it all the time. Here are apps that can solve your dinner problems quickly, efficiently, and deliciously. Whatever you're hungry for, they'll get it to your door in no time.

Uber Eats: Food Delivery

It's Uber for food

Uber Eats: Food Delivery

Uber for food

For those who want fast food delivery to their doorstep.

UberEATS lets you find nearby restaurants who are delivering with Uber, pick whatever you want off the menu or even go for the Signature Dish that can be delivered in 10 minutes or less, and then place your order. The orders through UberEATS already include the price for the food and delivery, and you do not need to tip. It's a fantastic way to get food delivered straight to your doorstep if you live or work in a city that offers UberEATS.

Why we love it

It's slick and simple to use and has a great selection of restaurants in the cities that it is available in.

Grubhub – Order Food Delivery

Tasty grub that is delivered quickly

Grubhub – Order Food Delivery

Get your grub on

For those who need to get some grub fast.

GrubHub is a popular app that makes it easy to get food delivered to your doorstep, or even for you to pick up. The best thing about GrubHub is also the fact that it is available pretty much anywhere, and not limited to select large metropolitan cities, which means more choice and availability for users. While GrubHub is not the prettiest looking app, it certainly has the choice and offerings to make up for it. Just launch the app (and make sure to create an account or log in), choose your location (saved or current location), and GrubHub will do the legwork. Nearby restaurants who deliver with GrubHub will show up in a list, and then you can select one that interests you and then see their complete menu. Some places do require a minimum charge before they are able to deliver, and the app will tell you what that minimum is.

Why we love it

It isn't the prettiest thing to look at, but there's no arguing — GrubHub offers the most choice out of all of the food delivery apps available.

DoorDash - Order Food Delivery

Get food delivered faster than you can eat it

DoorDash - Order Food Delivery

Find A Restaurant

For those who need fast food delivery

DoorDash is a slick little app that takes pride in the process of getting the order cooked fresh, ready, and out the door to you. The app itself is rather beautiful and simple to use, and works in select cities of the United States and Canada, including: Atlanta, Bellevue, Boston, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Silicon Valley, St. Paul, Toronto, and Vancouver. Browse visual menus, find what you want to eat, and place your order. The visuals in DoorDash make it easy to find your favorites or even try something new. DoorDash also has a unique "Delight" score that factors in several different elements, such as food, delivery, and popularity quality of a dish to give you an estimated delight level. The more you order, the better this algorithm gets.

Why we love it

It's beautiful and easy to use, and the visual approach is wonderful. Plus you can get great recommendations as you use the app more, so you try new things you would have never tried before.

Have a Glass of Wine

Many don't know off the tops of their heads which vintage to pair with their meal, but these apps can help. They offer collections of features to assist with picking the perfect bottle for dinner or relaxing.

Pocket Wine Pairing

Food and wine pairing has never been so clear, accessible and easy to understand.

Pocket Wine Pairing

Pocket Wine Pairing

For those who are looking for a great wine to pair with a specific meal

This app takes the mystery out of pairing and gives you all the guidance, information and examples you need to make successful pairings every time. It has a detailed index of all sorts of meal types, so you can find the best match for the meal you're preparing. Although Pocket Wine Pairing has most everything one would want to pair a wine with their meal, there is an optional upgrade that will allow you to receive access to all the content in the Pocket Wine app, which unlocks the complex world of wine and gives you an insight that has taken others years to achieve.

Why we love it

The Pocket Wine app is one of the best all-around wine apps available. This app concentrates on specifically the wine pairing section. It is comprehensive, and easy to use.

Wine4.Me

Wine4.Me helps you find a great wine for your favorite dish or special occasion

Wine4.Me

Wine4.Me Pairing

For those who want to learn more about wine and wine pairing

You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy wine. Wine4.Me helps you explore wine with confidence by offering you personalized wine rankings based on your own unique taste profile. All the wines in Wine4.Me’s extensive database are objectively analyzed one by a team of wine evaluators, who can pinpoint wine characteristics with a 90% repeat rate, which is pretty stellar. This data is intricately indexed by patent-pending technology and passed through the company’s proprietary algorithm that compares the profile of each wine to your taste profile to offer personalized wine rankings. Worried about finding a great wine? Wine4.Me’s wine selections are widely available at many stores and wine outlets across the country.

Why we love it

Learning about wine can sometimes be an intimidating adventure. Wine4.Me does a great job of educating non-wine experts, and gives them the knowledge they need to feel free to explore.

Music Makes Everything Better

These apps will help you pick and play music to set the ideal mood for your night. You can make a playlist or be adventurous and pick a curated station or channel to discover some new favorite songs.

Pandora Music

A free music and radio app that learns from what you like

Pandora Music

Pandora Radio

For people who don't want to spend a lot on their music

With Pandora, you create your playlist by starting off with an artist or song that you love. Using its proprietary algorithm, the streaming music service then picks additional artists and songs that are similar to what you began with. You can refine the station even further by giving songs thumbs up or thumbs down. The free Pandora account offers a limited number of skips per hour, and is ad-supported. For $36 per year, you can subscribe to Pandora One, which gives you an ad-free experience, more skips, and a desktop app. Pandora One is hardly competitive, in terms of features, with other services, but it's a very inexpensive option for music lovers.

Why we love it

Pandora is a great way to discover new music, since it brings in artists and songs that are similar to your favorites but might be a bit off the beaten path. The ads are short and often tailored to your geographic location, which is a nice touch. The library is quite good for a free option, and the paid Pandora One account allows you to enjoy your music stations on the desktop as well as your iPhone or iPad.

Spotify Music

Streaming music for the masses

Spotify Music

Music discovery made easy

For people who love music

Spotify has led the pack in music streaming services for years, and has an excellent library of songs to choose from. The Spotify library has more than 30 million tracks, with curated playlists that make music discovery easy and fun. You can sign up for a free account that includes advertisements, or enjoy ad-free listening and the ability to download your favorite tracks with a Spotify Premium account.

Why we love it

Spotify has one of the largest libraries of music in the business, and a simple, easy-to-use interface. The app has little clutter, and provides you with outstanding ways to find new and exciting music to listen to. With a Spotify Premium account, you can download tracks for offline listening. If you want to create a playlist just for running or jogging, or for any reason you might want a certain tempo for all your tracks, the beat-matching feature works great.

SoundCloud - Music & Audio

Discover and listen to music and audio files.

SoundCloud - Music & Audio

Discover new tunes

For those interested in a music and audio file app.

SoundCloud is a great option for exploring and discovering something new in music or audio tracks. The app has an intuitive interface, a terrific array of features, and provides suggested tracks based on activity and preference so you can always hear a fresh tune.

Why we love it

For new music discovery, SoundCloud is the app that lets you explore and check out suggestions based on what you like.

Ready, Set and Play

Game nights are great for having fun with your friends or family. These enjoyable options let you play some cards, roll the dice, or move pieces around for a little healthy competition. Game on.

Smash Hit

Smash Hit

Mediocre AB

Take a surreal journey through an otherworldly dimension, move in harmony with sound and music and smash everything in your path! This experience requires focus, concentration, and timing to not only travel as far as you can, but also break the beautiful glass objects that stand in your way.

* Smash your way through a beautiful futuristic dimension, smashing obstacles and targets in your path and experiencing the best destruction physics on mobile devices.

* Musically synchronized gameplay: music and audio effects change to suit each stage, obstacles move to each new tune

* Over 50 different rooms with 11 different graphic styles, and realistic glass-breaking mechanics in every stage

Smash Hit is playable at no cost and free from ads. An optional premium upgrade is available through a one-time in-app purchase that will enable iCloud synchronization across multiple devices, detailed statistics, alternative game modes and the ability to continue from checkpoints.