Best apps for new Nexus 7

Best apps for new Nexus 7

One of the great things about the Nexus 7 is the superb entertainment devices which are baked in to the OS.

Before you do anything else familiarise yourself with Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Play Books, and Play Magazines. These apps offer access to Google’s own music, movies, books and magazines stores. They work well, and are competitively priced.

One great thing about the Nexus 7, however, is that unlike the Kindle Fire HD and the Barnes & Noble Nook HD, you are free to shop outside of Google’s own markets. And you should install the competitor apps so that you can choose from whom you buy on every occasion.

If you use your Nexus 7 as an e-reader, for instance (and you should) install the Amazon Kindle app. This perfectly supplements the Play Books app, and allows you to choose from whom you buy books. Often there are offers that mean the same book is cheaper on one or other platform. And the Kindle market tends to have titles others don’t.

Best apps for new Nexus 7

In terms of televisual entertainment, a similar rule applies: use Play Movies & TV, but also give the options a try. YouTube is free and stacked with more content than any other visual platform. The BBC iPlayer requires the installation of BBC Media Player to work, but that media player is a worthwhile install on its own – they are both free so grab them straight away. Sky TV subscribers must get Sky Go, as it offers them the key content from their TV on the move. And for movies LoveFilm isn’t available, so Netflix is your best bet.

You can find PC Advisor and other great magazines on the Google Play Magazines app, but you won’t lose out by installing both Magzter and Zinio. Again, you may find the same titles for cheaper prices, or even some titles that Google doesn’t have. You can get PC Advisor via all of them, as well as our standalone ‘Tablet Edition’ app.

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