New Android apps worth downloading: Showtime Anytime update, BBQScreen Android Client Beta, Blood Sword THD

by Phil Hornshaw

Stream great shows to your Android device with our first app worth downloading today, Showtime Anytime. Provided you’re a Showtime subscriber with your cable service, you can watch all your favorite shows over your Internet connection on your phone or tablet. We’ve also got BBQScreen Android Client Beta, a screen-sharing app that allows you to give remote control of your Android to other users, and Blood Sword THD, a top-down action-role-playing title with great, Tegra 4 graphics.

Showtime Anytime update (Free)

Showtime AnytimeWhat’s it about? Use Showtime Anytime to stream Showtime Channel programming, like movies and original shows, straight to your Android device.

What’s cool? Showtime Anytime brings users the ability to watch Showtime even when they’re not at home near their TV. The premium cable channel streams all its programming to the app, making it easy to watch shows like “Homeland” and “Dexter” so long as you have access to an Internet connection. You can also set up lists of favorite shows that will update you on when new episodes are available, and resume watching something on your Android device after stopping it on your computer and vice versa. Showtime Anytime’s new update adds the ability to watch Showtime’s live programming just as if you were watching it on cable.

Who’s it for? If you’re a subscriber to Showtime, you’ll want to grab Showtime Anytime. Just make sure your cable provider is included on the list of those compatible with the app.

What’s it like? Stream more great content with HBO Go and Crackle.

BBQScreen Android Client Beta ($0.99)

BBQScreen Android Client BetaWhat’s it about? Share what you’re seeing on your Android device with another Android device, and allow another user to remotely control yours, with BBQSCreen Android Client Beta.

What’s cool? Remote viewing programs for PCs can be pretty handy, especially when you need a knowledgeable friend to help you with a technical issue. BBQScreen makes it possible to do the same screen mirroring with your Android devices. You can use the app to show another BBQScreen user what you’re seeing on your screen on their own device, and also allows you to give another user remote control of your device while you’re watching, so they can literally make changes and help out. It’s a handy app for a number of applications, not the least of them is helping keep your Android device running in top shape when you’re not as technologically oriented as someone you know.

Who’s it for? If you ever find yourself wishing you could show someone what you’re seeing on your screen, no matter where they are, check out BBQScreen. Just keep in mind that this is the beta version of the app, and that it’s still being tested.

What’s it like? You might also try BBQScreen Remote Control for your PC, and nScreen Mirroring.

Blood Sword THD ($0.99)

Blood Sword THDWhat’s it about? Fire up your Tegra 4 Android device and jump into action-role-playing title Blood Sword THD, a fantasy title in which players fight all manner of monsters from a top-down perspective.

What’s cool? Blood Sword puts players into a fantasy world of magic and monsters, in which you play a hero who has to fight through various dungeons. The game is played from a top-down perspective, making it reminiscent of action-RPGs such as the Diablo series. You’ll face down huge bosses and hordes of creatures, gather new weapons and armor to improve your character’s stats and abilities, and win all kinds of loot as you explore through the game’s dark environs. Blood Sword also sports some awesome graphics, thanks to its use of NVIDIA’s Tegra chip, and also supports a keyboard or gamepad as well as its touchscreen interface.

Who’s it for? Fans of action-RPGs who want something with graphics that will push their top-tier Androids to the limit should check out Blood Sword.

What’s it like? For more great top-down RPG action, grab Dungeon Hunter 4 or Eternity Warriors 2.

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