All week long, we’ve counted down our favorite apps that made their debut on the App Store this past year: 10 games, nine productivity boosters, six ways to stay informed, four communication tools, and three apps to stoke your creative impulses. Let’s wrap things up with our favorite entertainment apps—six of them, giving us a grand total of 38 top App Store offerings.
From finding showtimes to providing badly needed diversions, these final six apps will never fail to keep you entertained.
Best music-streaming app
Even with 16GB of storage, you might not be able to fit your entire music library on your iPhone, especially if you also store a lot of videos and applications. The $4 Simplify Media ( ) takes advantage of the iPhone’s network capabilities to let you stream music from your iTunes library on your home computer via Wi-Fi or the cell network. You’ll also need to set up a free application from Simplify Media on your Mac or PC and sign up for a free account, but once that’s working, you can have your whole music library at hand, no matter where you go.—DAN MOREN
Read our review of Simplify Media; get more info on Simplify Media at the App Store.
Best way to always know what’s on
Read our review of TV Forecast; get more info on TV Forcecast at the App Store.
Best movie finder
Read our review of Showtimes; get more info on Showtimes at the App Store.
Best One-Stop Shop for Entertainment Listings
Read our review of i.TV; get more info on i.TV from the App Store.
Best way to stay in control
Read our review of Remote; get more info on Remote at the App Store.
Best way to sleep with the fishes
Read our review of Koi Pond; get more info on Koi Pond at the App Store.