Top 10 Best Android Apps for TV Shows

November 8, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Here we are with another Top 10 list. This time we are counting down the best TV Show apps in the Play Store. And with over 700,000 apps in the Play Store, there’s bound to be some great ones. We’ve got a whole assortment for you. From wallpapers, to TV guides, to apps where you can watch shows for free and with a paid membership. So why don’t we get started with out Top 10 TV Show apps?

10. TV Guide

This TV Guide app is nothing to fancy. Just an app that shows you whats on TV and on what channel. None of that fancy stuff where you can play games or anything, just straight down to business. You can add favorites, search and get news straight from, so it’s an all-in-one TV guide app. Give it a try and see how great and simple it truly is.

9. TV Shows Wallpaper

Do you want some wallpapers for your Android device of your favorite characters or scenes in your favorite TV Shows? Well TV Shows Wallpaper has got what you need and want. It has wallpaper for The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, Suits, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Dexter, and plenty more. It’s a free download from Google Play now.


This app brings the best of TV directly to your Android phone. You can access videos anytime using your Wi-Fi or Cellular data connection. And enjoy videos from CBS, CNET, CW, ET, Showtime, CBSNews, CBS Sports, and much more. This is a completely free app, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it immensely. The developer makes sure you know that it is subscription free, so no hidden costs in this one.

7. Xfinity TV Player

Are you a Comcast cable customer? Then you need to download this app now. After you log in to your Comcast cable account, you will be able to watch many TV shows on demand, enjoy TV Shows and Movies from many of your favorite networks and even set parental controls. Check it out on the Play Store, you’ll love it.


Are you a Time Warner Cable customer? Then this is the app you’ve been waiting for. The free TWC TV app will turn your Android 4.0 device into another TV. You’ll be able to watch live TV on your Android phone or Tablet using this app. You can also program your DVR with this app from anywhere. So if you forget to set your DVR, no problem.

5. Crackle – Movies & TV

Want to watch full-length Movies & TV Shows on your Android device? For free? Then you’ll want to download Crackle. It allows you to watch a number of free full-length movies and TV shows, although it is ad-supported, the ads are not that bad. Some included movies are Pineapple Express, Big Daddy, S.W.A.T., Joe Dirt, Layer Cake and more.

4. Hulu+

This probably one of everyone’s favorite apps to watch TV shows. Although you have to have their subscription to watch episodes on your Android device. They have hundreds of thousands of episodes for you to watch, so you’re never bored again. The subscription includes unlimited streaming, so you’re only problem would be your data plan.

3. Google Play Movies & TV

Ah, Google Play Movies & TV. The only reason why it’s not number one, is because it’s not available everywhere…yet! As we know Google Play has a ton of TV Shows for you to watch and buy. Now once you buy the episode(s), you watch them in the Google Play Movies & TV app which is a great app, it follows the Android 4.x designs of course. And it works on most Android devices, even rooted ones.


Have you ever been watching a TV Show and thought to yourself “isn’t that the guy from The Big Bang Theory?” Well with the IMDB app you can look it up in a few seconds, and find out if it is or not. You can also see what movies are in theaters and watch trailers of them. Speaking of which, who’s going to go watch Skyfall?

1. Netflix

Netflix is probably the most popular TV show app out there. I use it everyday on my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, to watch show’s like How I met your Mother. Yes it’s a subscription service starting at $7.99/month, but it is totally worth it for unlimited streaming. There are thousands of both TV Shows and Movies on Netflix to choose from. And the app looks great, and works even better.