Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.
This week’s pick is Fanhattan for iPad – a superb app that helps you find the best movies and TV shows to enjoy. Or, as its App Store intro goes …
Fanhattan is your starting point for entertainment discovery on the iPad across Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes, Vudu, and ABC. … Fanhattan is your starting point for simplifying entertainment discovery across an increasing number of digital on demand services.
Fanhattan for iPad packs a huge amount of excellent content into a gorgeous UI – helping you to find all the best movies and TV shows to watch on your iPad or bigger screens.
Everywhere you go within the app navigation feels slick and intuitive, and it’s one of those great apps where the more time you spend with it, the more cool features you discover.
The two main areas covered are Movies and TV Shows – and both offer smart browsing by genres, user ratings, release dates (or air date for TV shows), or services that they are available via (Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and plenty more). This is one of the big strengths of Fanhattan for iPad – its broad coverage of all the leading digital media services.
With movies you can also browse by Hottest, Newest, Critics Picks, and Oscar Winners – and you’ll get results covering everything from classics from decades ago to the latest hot releases.
The app has hooks into Facebook and Twitter if you care to sign in to either or both – and will then show you what films and shows each of your friends likes, as well as most recently liked items and ‘Most Liked by Friends’ – one of the many cool ways the app helps you to discover great new things to watch.
It also helps you find great new content by (very, very nicely) presenting you with easy access to:
- Trailers – lots of them
- Fan reactions to movies and shows
- Reviews – from Rotten Tomatoes
- Details on the cast and crew
- Soundtracks if available
- Related apps
- Fan gear
- Single tap links to where to watch now – via Netflix, Hulu Plus, and iTunes
If you’re bored with current TV, struggling to find a great movie to watch, or just always looking for more great viewing content, this app is going to become your best pal. It’s not only excellent at what it does but also just a sheer joy to use.
Here’s an App Store link for Fanhattan for iPad.
If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week.