Movie fans will soon have their eyes glued to the TV as their favorite films, directors and actors from this past year are honored on Hollywood's biggest night. Here are some tips on using the latest digital devices and services to make the evening even better.
It's hard to root for a favorite movie or performer unless you've seen all the nominees. While some films may still be in theatrical release, others are available for home viewing by the time the big night rolls around. With a Samsung Smart TV you can access video on demand apps, such as Netflix and VUDU, to stream newly released films directly from the Internet. Or rent a Blu-ray disc and watch the movie in theater-level quality on a Blu-ray player. With a multi-speaker home theater setup, the experience is even more immersive.
Movies are more than just vibrant pictures on a dazzling display. Original songs and musical scores tell the other half of the story. Your Samsung Smart TV can access music apps like Pandora and MOG Music when you’re at home. And if you're out and about, use your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, Galaxy Player, or Galaxy Tab to download tracks from online music stores like Google Play™. You can also stream those tunes with Pandora or any number of other audio streaming services.
Some of the best films of the year are based on books, and most of these are likely to be available in e-book form. Use your Galaxy smartphone or tablet to access the Google Play bookstore and have the book sent to your device. But you'll have to answer the really tough question after that: Do you read the book first, or do you start by watching the movie?
As the big night approaches, the Web is filled with histories, gossip, photos and all manner of trivia about the nominees. Curious how tall that celebrity really is? A quick search on your Galaxy device or laptop will tell you in seconds. Whether you want to look up a star's last 10 films or see what the directorial nominees are working on next, having a mobile device at the ready will give you the inside scoop and make you the insider at your award show get-together.
Awards shows are always a great opportunity for movie buffs to throw a party, so roll the red carpet up to your front door, pop the popcorn in the microwave, and fire up your Samsung Smart TV, where all eyes will be glued as the statuettes are handed out. Need an instant replay or a look back at the fashion disasters on the red carpet? Use your Galaxy device to get an instant, "second screen" replay without disrupting the goings-on on the big screen.
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