Untethered Office Android app for business review – week of April 23, 2012
While this isn’t a business app per-say, Netflix is great for winding down after a hard day or while you are waiting for a meeting. If you have a tablet or a phone with a HDMI output, you can hook it up to your hotel TV and watch you favorite shows and movies after a long day of travel (there is the business tie-in;-) ).
Netflix did a great job on their official app. It is damn near the same thing you get on your computer or PS3 or other game console. I actually find it easier to use the Netflix app on an Android versus the one on a game console for quickly watching or resuming to watching something in my queue. There is a notification bar at the top of the screen telling you what you watched last and a button to resume.
Another way I like to use the Netflix app for Android is to have it playing as background noise instead of music. I go back and play seasons of shows I have already watched (Scrubs, That 70’s Show…) to mix up the day. If you listen to the radio or Pandora or really any other music app, even your own library while you are working, it will all start to sound the same. If you add in something else, like a movie, you may change the feel of your daily grind a bit making it more enjoyable.
One thing to keep in mind while using Netflix for Android, streaming video is more of a data hog than other information you can stream. While the Android application does not stream HD and Netflix built this version mobile use and won’t go through data like Clark Griswold goes through electricity at Christmas time. However, still be aware you will need to keep an eye on your data usage if you are streaming any video frequently.
Try not to get distracted if you are playing a movie in the background.