So much more than an e-reader, the latest incarnation of the Kindle Fire is part tablet, part nerd toy, and unlike anything else on the market right now. If you’re new to the Kindle world and don’t know where to start, the world of apps can seem overwhelming. With so much to choose from, users don’t always know which applications will best suit their needs right off the bat.
Here’s a look at some of the best apps to help you get the most from your new Fire:
Music junkies will get a kick out of the ability to create custom radio stations tailored to their unique tastes. And because it varies according to your likes and dislikes, your Pandora experience will actually become more personalized as you listen.
If you have an HBO subscription through your cable provider, you’ll love the HBO Go app for your Kindle. With this free addition, you can watch your favorite HBO shows and movies, including comedy specials, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Homeland and more.
ESPN Score Center
Keep track of your favorite teams and players with this app. Up to the minute news, scores, and standings are literally only a click away. This is also a great app for people who live out of town and don’t have access to their favorite teams.
Another free app, trillion is a great way to stay in touch with everyone in your circle. It’s a single application that lets you chat and instant message with friends and family on several forums, including Facebook, Yahoo messenger, ICQ, Google Talk and Windows
Social media junkies will want to make Scope one of their first downloads. Use it to read and update your posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.
For those already using Netflix with their computer, phone or gaming system, the app will make great use of the brilliant display on your Fire. It will even let you pick up your movie or TV show from where you left off on a different device.
Ever come across something that you really want to look at as soon as you have more time? With pocket you can save images, videos, articles, blogs and news stories until you can give them your full attention.