To mark the device hitting the shops in China and Thailand today, we’ve been scouring the Windows Phone store to find the best apps for Nokia’s latest Lumia smartphone.
Video looks better on the big screen!
Once you’ve signed up for a Netflix subscription, you can watch thousands of TV episodes and films on the Nokia Lumia 625. It’s easy to search for the content you’re interested in, and as with most of the other movie apps here it’s then easy to switch to full-screen mode to enjoy watching media on the move.
Vimeo is becoming an increasingly popular video site on the Internet, and it’s now also available as an app. Search for the latest video clips, upload your own content, and watch short movies on the big screen.
The Windows Phone store is packed with apps that are perfect for TV lovers, and all the apps offer something subtly different. If watching content on demand isn’t good enough for you, TVCatchup lets you watch live Freeview TV in the UK, so you’ll never miss an episode of your favourite programme again.
If you prefer listening to music to watching TV or movies, then VEVO is the big screen app that is made for you. VEVO brings a collection of 75,000 music videos from over 21,000 artists right to your fingertips. That’s not all either, you can also catch exclusive music premieres and streams of select concerts.
Messaging made easy with…
Another great social networking app, Viber makes it easy to connect with more than 200 million members around the world, texting, calling and sharing photographs with your friends for free. It’s an app that’s ideally suited to a big screen, making it easier to view photographs or conversation threads.
Film and TV apps aren’t the only options when it comes to enjoying the big screen on the Lumia 625. Messaging app WhatsApp is another great choice. With the big screen, it’s easier to view conversation threads, check out what contacts are up to, share photographs and locations and take part in group chats.
Feel the action when gaming with…
Temple Run is one of the most popular games around, and it’s easy to see why. As the name suggests, the game sees your character running round a temple, being chased by animals. It gets faster and faster, and harder and harder to jump, duck and avoid obstacles. And it looks fantastic on the big screen of the Nokia Lumia 625.
We’ve all dreamed of hitching a jetpack to our backs and taking off n the skies, right? Well, while we wait for the real thing, there’s always Barry Steakfries to keep us entertained. Join Barry on a series of high-flying adventures as he attempts to break into a secret laboratory to take control of the experimental jetpacks from the evil scientists.
Fruit Ninja is one of the most addictive games to hit the Windows Phone store, and it offers a better experience on a big display. With the Lumia 625 it’s easier to pick between fruits and bombs, and you can take bigger swipes at the fruit that pops up.
Where’s My Mickey?
One of the world’s most beloved cartoon characters, Mickey Mouse, now stars in one of Disney’s most successful game franchises. This is a stimulating physics-based puzzle game and it’ll look awesome on the Lumia 625’s big screen.
Have fun with great art and imaging apps
Nokia’s Cinemagraph brings a touch of magic and Hollywood special effects to your still images. Take a photo and select a portion of the screen that you wish to animate and watch as your picture comes to life!
As the name very nearly implies, Rando is an innovative new way of sharing and receiving random new photos with users from around the world. A Rando must be sent, for one to be received; you never know where your Rando is going and where it has come from. It’s a great concept and a cool way for discovering great photography.
Learn more with…
It’s always worth having a news app on your phone, and the CNN app is a great choice. It’s an easy app to get to grips with, and a 4.7-inch screen enables larger text, making it easier on the eye when you’re checking out all the latest news stories.
As well as watching movies or playing games, there’s another way of utilising the awesome screen on the Lumia 625 – reading books. You don’t need a Kindle device to read books from Amazon’s Kindle bookstore. Download this app to your Lumia 625 and away you go.
Never get lost with…
HERE location tools
Regular Conversations readers will need no introduction to the comprehensive suite of HERE location tools.
With the HERE platform on your Lumia 625, you’ll never be lost again, whether you just want to find places of interest, get yourself from A-to-B, use public transport or you’re driving to your destination.
- HERE Maps
- HERE Transit
- HERE Drive
What other apps do you know will look even better on a big 4.7” screen? Please let us know in the comments below.