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The entertainment world is vast, covering a huge array of subject matter including television, movies and music so of course there is no shortage of apps in this arena for your iPhone. I bet there are things your iPhone can do that you didn't even know about. Such as, it can become a remote control for your television, you can even use it to listen to songs in your car, and stream some of the latest movie releases directly to it. Of course it can do more down-to-earth, but still pretty useful, things like give you the show times for your local movie theater, or give you a rundown of TV listings.
In truth it was hard to know where to stop when compiling this entertainment guide for iPhone as there are so many options. I weeded out all the rubbish, and have split the guide up into useful sections so you should be able to find the area you are interested in at a glance.
We kick off with some general apps to keep you in the know, whether it's TV program information or entertainment news, and then we have the television, movies, and music apps to keep you happy.
Your iPhone is transformed even further by using some pretty awesome accessories, so I've pulled together some useful ones that will help in the area of entertainment, such as stands and docks to avoid an aching hand when watching a movie on your iPhone, as well as cables and projectors you might need to get you set up.
Our last section takes a look at some more fun entertainment apps if you are a fan of certain stars, publications, movies or TV shows.
I think that's all angles covered, so let's get going!
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Get the Info You Need
We kick off our entertainment guide by keeping you in the know. Some general entertainment apps are offered up in a round-up article, along with round-ups of movie theater apps, TV guides, and a review of the really useful reference guide that is the Internet Movie Database on your iPhone - find out if it's worth your hard disk space.
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Turn your iPhone into a TV (or a Remote Control)
So our first big section here covers the widescreen world that is television -- everything you need to know about using your iPhone in a TV capacity is looked at here. There are some reviews of popular TV apps as well as some great app round-up articles to get you started. If you feel a bit out of your depth in the world of streaming, or connecting your iPhone to your TV don't worry, because there are some great articles here to help you. As well as the previously mentioned issue of turning your iPhone into a remote control -- no need to fret when you can't find that controller again.
- How to Connect your iPhone to your TV
- Review of the CatholicTV iPhone App
- Best iPhone TV Apps
- theChanner Review - Mobile TV Tuner
- Video and TV Sites for iPhone
- Cablevision Optimum App Turns your iPhone into a TV
- Bell Mobile TV iPhone App Review
- ITV Player App Review for iPhone
- Review of the Elgato EyeTV App
- Control your TV Using your iPhone
- MobiMote Remote for your iPhone
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Movie Time - A Night at the Flicks
There's no business like showbusiness? Well, there's certainly no business like the world of showbusiness and movie iPhone apps, that's for sure. Begin by taking a look at our guide to watching movies on iPhone so you are in control from the start. We also review some of the more popular streaming video and movie apps so you can separate the rubbish from the pretty darn great! Even if you have a jailbroken iPhone there are some great Cydia apps for downloading movies to your phone too. Streaming and movie apps are really a must-have for any entertainment fan with an iPhone in their hands.
- Guide to Watching Movies on iPhone
- Top Websites to Watch Movies Using your iPhone
- Crackle - TV & Movie Streaming on iPhone
- Netflix with iPhone Review
- Guide to Using Netflix on iPhone
- mSpot: Get Mobile and Rent Some Movies
- Stream Movies to the iPhone
- iPhone Video Player Apps
- Top Streaming Video Apps for iPhone
- What's a Good Cydia App for Downloading Movies?
- Best iPhone Video Sites - Turn your iPhone into a Streaming Machine
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Accessories for iPhone Movie Watching
Let's be honest, there are some truly terrible and badly made iPhone accessories out there, but Apple don't really offer a big enough range in this department to keep us happy. There is a quandary here, but I think I've solved it in regard to accessories for movie watching on the iPhone. In all honesty you aren't going to have the patience or muscle control to hold your iPhone for two hours plus, in the same position to watch a movie, so we take a look at some iPhone stands and docking stations, and even iPhone projectors to transform your viewing experience. There is also a great review of the AirCurve Play system from Griffin so you can find out if this accessory will help your movie watching.
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Music Time - Sing Along with your iPhone
As mentioned at the start, your iPhone has far more capabilities for listening to music than just using the iPod app and iTunes. This section pulls together some of the hottest iPhone music apps as well as looking at your options if you are fed up of iTunes. This is really just the start though as we also have articles on finding free music for your iPhone, a review of Shazam for when you know that tune but can't think what it's called, and of course a round-up of the best radio apps for iPhone. So you can keep on a movin' and a groovin' wherever you are.
- Top iPhone Music Apps Round-Up
- How to Put Music on your iPhone Without iTunes
- Listen to your iPhone Music in the Car
- Downloading Free Music to your iPhone
- Free Music Downloader iPhone App Review
- Stream Music Through Bluetooth on your iPhone
- Review of the Shazam App for iPhone
- PwnTunes - an Even Easier Way to Sync Without iTunes
- Panamp Music Player Review
- Best Radio Apps for the iPhone
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Apps for Fans of...
Naturally there are more entertainment apps out there than just those that transform your iPhone into a movie, TV screen or music player. If you are a fan of Star Wars, 50 Cent, Harry Potter or Scooby Doo then here is a gathering of app round-ups and reviews to keep you happy. If you love cartoons then our first option has you sorted with apps to watch vintage cartoons, read cartoons, and pretty much anything cartoon-related you could possibly need.
- Best iPhone Cartoon Apps
- iPhone for Star Wars Fans
- 50 Cent iPhone App
- Best iPhone Harry Potter Apps
- Scooby Doo Apps - Where Are You?
Given the huge scope of the entertainment genre on iPhone, I'm sure you are going to tell me that there are some great items I've missed from our comprehensive guide -- well, please do; I'd be happy to hear from you.