Smartphones offer endless possibilities for entertainment: listening to music, watching videos, playing games, etc. In order to use these features, you often need to connect to a wireless network (WiFi) or use cellular data. Just watching one movie can drain a great amount of cellular data. Unless you are operating on an unlimited data plan, monitoring your data usage is very important. There are many occasions in which you cannot connect to a WiFi network and may need to access your phone for directions from MapQuest or to make an important phone call. If you use all of your data, it’s not possible to do these things without utilizing excess data and overage fees. Download on WiFi to help reduce data usage.
Luckily, there is an easy way to enjoy the features of your phone without wasting your cellular data. Downloading songs and movies onto your phone allows you to listen and watch without the need for WiFi or data use. There are several ways to download songs and movies onto your cellular devices, all of which are relatively simple and straightforward.
How to download on WiFi
For downloading songs and movies onto Apple products like iPhones and iPads, iTunes and Apple TV are the best applications to use. You can download these apps for free from the app store on your device. Songs and albums are available on iTunes for purchase and download. Many songs require purchase, and range in pricing depending on the music itself. However, usually the prices are not very high and there is a selection of songs that are free. You can also download and purchase movies and TV shows from iTunes, or from the Apple TV app. These also range in price, and have some free content available for downloading as well.
Android & Non-Apple products
For those with Android or non-Apple devices, apps such as Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Vudu are all great places to download movies and TV shows. Like iTunes and Apple TV, there are a wide selection of movies and TV shows that range in price and can be free. For downloading songs, Google Play offers a large selection of songs available for purchase and download. There are other apps that offer free music downloads, such as Songily and SoundCloud, but offer less selection and don’t have all of the mainstream songs. For those with a Spotify Premium membership, songs can be downloaded for free on either an iPhone or an Android.
Download songs, movies, and TV shows while on WiFi onto your devices is a great way to enjoy using your phone without wasting precious and limited data. Watching and listening to downloaded content is especially great for travel, whether it be on a plane, public transportation or a long car rides, where connecting to a wireless network is not possible. Consuming downloaded songs and movies will allow you to conserve data and enable you to use it only when you really need it.