10 Most Popular Streaming Apps For Android Phones

Streaming services have become so popular that you almost couldn’t believe that they didn’t even exist before the last decade. They have become so ingrained into the way we consume our media that it is almost impossible to live without them.

So, if you have no choice but to live with them, then you have to choose to get the right one. So, we at Crazystreamers have come up with an entire list of streaming apps that is the best option for your Android phone.

 Why Android phones? Because we realise that a lot of people watch movies and TV shows on their phones during their commute or when at work. Therefore, it matters which service works best on an Android phone.

 Take a look at our list of the 10 most popular streaming apps for Android phones.

10 Best Streaming Apps For Android Phones

1. Netflix

The king of streaming services still comfortably maintains its place. Netflix is the best option in the market and it is, of course, the most popular too. Netflix’s library is enormous and it is growing constantly, especially with Netflix’s studios producing original content at a rapid pace.

It also comes with 4K, HDR 10, and Dolby Vision, although that isn’t relevant for an Android phone. The highest subscription tier that Netflix offers come in at $17.99, but you don’t necessarily have to choose that one. Instead, you can choose the tier that suits your needs best.

2.   Amazon Prime Video

Another great option is Amazon Prime Video for Android phones and tablets also. Amazon’s content library is quite entertaining in its own right. And the basic subscription only costs $8.99. Of course, for casual viewing that subscription is great but if you want a bit more out of it, you can upgrade your tier and add content from sources like Starz, Showtime, CBS All Access, Cinemax, and others.

But you will have to pay extra.

3.   Disney+

Disney+ is a new entry into the market but it brings a lot of promise with it. Disney+ is quite family-friendly and it has a huge content library filled with Disney content from over the decades. So, if you’re a Disney fan, this is the one for you. It also has content coming in from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

It’s also quite the fair deal at its current tier of $7.99. And for just six extra dollars, you can get ESPN+ and Hulu as well.

4.  VRV

Are you an anime fan? Do you want to watch the latest anime TV shows and movies on the go? Try VRV. It is the best anime streaming app you can get. It comes with Crunchyroll already included and has bundles from many other services such as Mondo, Rooster Teeth, Boomerang, and Cartoon Hangover.

It is easy to use, has a smooth experience, and only costs about $9.99 per month.

5.   Tubi

It’s free. What more do you want? Yes, it is completely free and 100% legal to use. There is no piracy with Tubi. But there’s a catch. Tubi is ad-supported so you might have to sit through some mid-roll ads.

On the other hand, for a free service, it offers a clean and slick interface and viewing up to 720p. Though, of course, you cannot download the videos.

6.  CuriosityStream

Sometimes you just want to watch something educational or instructive. Are you tired of watching movies that don’t do anything to teach you? CuriosityStream has a huge library of educational content, documentaries, and other content covering topics like history, science, nature, and much more.

And for 1080p the package is a mere $2.99 per month, which is more than enough for your phone. Although, if you want 4K, it will cost you $9.99 per month.

7.  Vudu

Vudu is unique in that it doesn’t follow the common subscription model. Instead, it allows you to buy or rent movies or TV shows for a certain price and then lets you download them. There are also free movies and TV shows in the Vudu library, although they are sparse and do come with ads.

Its library contains over 100,000 movies and TV shows and new content is added regularly. It is certainly an attractive option.

8.  Twitch

If you aren’t in the mood for more orthodox movie and TV show streaming, you can certainly switch to Twitch. Watch the biggest and most popular gamers play the latest and biggest games like PUBG, Fortnite, FIFA, League of Legends, and more.

The payment tier depends on which Twitch streamer you choose to subscribe to.

9.  Hulu

There are two versions of Hulu. Hulu and Hulu + Live TV. The Hulu + Live TV option offers live streaming of over 70 channels and it costs around $69.99 per month, which might be a bit unreasonable for casual viewers.

On the other hand, the simple version of Hulu with ads will cost you around $6.99 and gives you access to Hulu’s impressive library. The ad-free version will cost you $12.99 on the other hand.

10. Sling

Sling is a pretty decent option for casual viewers who want to cut ties with traditional cable. It also doesn’t tie you down to long-term packages, so you can just cancel whenever you want.

Sling comes in two variants. Sling Blue and Sling Orange, one variant focuses on sports and family content while the other focuses on news and entertainment. Each costs about $35 a month and offers a variety of channels. Both packages together will cost you $50, which is a decent deal for the number of channels one gets.


These 10 options are more than enough to keep you entertained during those boring office hours or long commutes. So, pick the one you prefer the most and get to watching. 

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