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?
When you want food delivered quickly to your doorstep through Uber.
GrubHub is a slick app that offers plenty of choices when it comes to getting food. Find something you like, view their full menu, add items to your order, and then pay and wait.
DoorDash is a simple and fun food delivery app that takes a more visual approach to things. Use the unique "Delight" score to get recommendations over time, since it gets better as you order through the app more and rate your orders. It's fast and simple to use, and you'll get your food in under an hour.
Caviar is a beautiful app that lets you check out stunning photos of dishes from nearby restaurants and allows for customizations of your meal if necessary to better fit your dietary needs. They even will strive to get your food to you quickly during peak lunch and dinner hours, so expect a wait time of 15 minutes or less.
Seamless is a nice looking app that makes food delivery and pickup easy. Just grant the app permission to your location and you'll see all nearby restaurants who are using Seamless. There's a good amount of choice to be offered here too.
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.
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.