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How to Transform Your Mobile Phone into a Personal Entertainment Device for Beginners?

When smartphones first burst onto the scene, for many it was almost like an information overload experience. Being able to have so many features, functions, and communication tools in a mobile way was almost too good to be true. Fast forward to the present day where consumers now, not only expect, but demand their smartphones to be an all-in-one solution to not just their communication but planning, organizing, and entertainment needs.  Nowadays, if you observe, even kids want to stick to their parents’ smartphone to watch Cartoon videos, listen to songs, and playing games. My small kid of 4 months when looks at my phone’s screen, he doesn’t take his eyes off of it, and if the screen goes off, he starts crying. That tells how smartphones are affecting our life.

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According to stats 64% of Americans use their smartphone to play music, while 54% use it to watch videos. I am one of the guys who watch a movie on his phone almost every day before sleeping. What this means is a whole lot of people are now using their smartphone as a streaming device. If you’re new to streaming content and you’re not quite sure how to go about it, and what, if any gadgets you need, then you’re going to want to read on.

Gadgets You’ll Need

In order to be able to stream content, there are a couple of items or gadgets you will most likely want. The first thing on the list should be a pair of high-quality earbuds that fit properly and snugly. Most people will find that the earbud straight out of the package is not very comfortable, which is why you can look into Sennheiser earbuds. Sennheiser offers custom tips that will ensure a snug fit that is comfortable thanks to the memory foam that is used. The earbud is able to shape to your particular ear.

You will also want to purchase a portable charging bank or unit which is also known as Power Bank. What this does is gives you a way to quickly charge up your phone while on the go. This is perfect if you are travelling with your device and using it as your entertainment source. Most of these portable chargers offer rapid charging, which means you can charge up the device much faster with the use of such power bank.

Figure Out Where to Get the Content

The next step is to figure out where you’ll be getting the movies and music from. YouTube is arguably one of the most popular places for music. You can stream content for free and even create your own playlist. The only negative is that you are streaming live, so nothing is stored on your device. This means you need access to data or Wi-Fi.

Besides YouTube, there are all kinds of apps that allow for free streaming. Now if you’re looking to download content onto your device, then you’ll need to look into paid content such as what you’d find in the Apple or Google Play stores. Of course, there are many other apps you can use.

I have shared a lot of free movie streaming sites that you can use to stream movies on your PC, laptop or even on your Smartphone. You can check out these sites below:

You can watch free movies on your smartphone using the movie streaming sites.

Gaming

Moreover, apart from using your mobile as a streaming device you can also download games and play on it because nowadays with the advent of smartphone technology, high-end games are coming in the market for smartphones. From small to high-end games, all you can get on your phone and enjoy. However, for playing high-end games, you should have a high-end smartphone as well for smooth play.

Don’t Get Rid of that Old Phone

While on the topic of using your phone as a streaming device, it’s also worth noting that hanging on to your old smartphone may actually be wise. Many people end up using that old device strictly for watching downloaded content and streaming music. If you’re going to be using an old device, it’s best to start with a factory reset and then download the apps you need and update anything that needs updating.

So, these are how you can transform your mobile phone into a personal entertainment device. I have just explained the movies and gaming, but there are many other things that you can do on your phone and entertain yourself.

If you have any questions, do write in the comments. I would love to respond with some solution.

Comments (3)

  • Hello,

    Great one over here 🙂

    Thats very much true, smart phones has changed our lives in a very large extent. Earlier it was only limited to call or text
    a person whom we need to contact but as time changed people seek to it as one of the most entertained device to work with
    and enjoy. Music, videos, movies, games any thing one can name, mobile phones has got it all features stored in them.

    These gadgets have changed the life of almost every humans and people are getting attached to this, even the children are
    too seeing it as a fun things to have with them.

    Thanks for sharing these tips among us.

    Shantanu.

    Reply
  • Using smartphone in 21 century really a dam. Scientist have study on mobiles and they explained using smartphone for long time is harmful. it increase stress, low mental level and affect our daily life.
    Anyways that’s for this new article for newbies.

    Reply
  • Great tips for someone who is just starting out. Agree that headphones/earbuds are vital- I use Bose and find them really good, and noise-cancelling headphones are also worth investing in for long flights.

    Reply

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