Have a Plan: Spontaneity can be wonderfully romantic, but you should at least have some idea of how you'll spend the evening. Dinner and a movie is a well-deserved classic—and the YPTV® app puts the Yellow Pages right on your Smart TV so you can search restaurants in your area, read reviews, compare menus and find offers and events, like wine-tasting evenings or romantic prix fixe menus for Valentine's Day.
When you're heading to the movies, head to your living room first. The Fandango Movies app lets you watch stunning HD theatrical trailers, find out where and when your movie's showing, read reviews from critics and moviegoers and more.
If you're in the mood for live entertainment, the MTV Music Meter app keeps you up to the minute on the hottest bands with a daily list of trending artists, audio samples, videos, articles and more.
Map it Out: Few things can spoil a romantic night out like getting lost and driving around in circles. Plan ahead with the Google Maps app and make sure you know where you're going—especially important if you're heading to a restaurant, movie theater or club in a neighborhood or area that's unfamiliar to you.
Prepare for Anything: Don't let the weather put a damper on your night out. Be prepared for anything from snow to a sudden summer shower with the AccuWeather app, which allows you to check current weather conditions, an hour-by-hour forecast for the next 10 hours, National Weather Service severe weather alerts and—if you're going way out on the town—weather conditions for locations around the world.
Keep it Easy: Date night at home doesn't have to mean preparing an elaborate—and exhausting—dinner. Let cooking apps like the World Cuisine help you find mouth-watering recipes that are special enough for date night but simple enough to keep you from being chained to the stove.
Dinner and a movie is a classic at home too, so it's good to know that you don't have to sacrifice a theatrical experience to stay at home. The VUDU app brings a true cinematic experience into your home like never before, with an enormous HD movie library, including the latest releases, groundbreaking HDX picture quality and theater-worthy Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound, while the Netflix app gives you instant access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, all included with your Netflix unlimited membership.
If you're a couple that bonds over your favorite TV shows, snuggle up in front of the Hulu Plus app and enjoy exclusive access to every episode, all season long, of some of the most popular current shows, plus cult classics and full-series runs of some of your all-time favorites.
Get it Together: A little advance preparation means that you won't have to interrupt date night to run out for groceries—and don't forget the drinks! The RomanticWine app will help you find the perfect vintage to go with dinner, along with expert tips on how to decant and serve wine for the most enjoyment, while The Cocktail Bar app has great suggestions for cocktails, from the easy to the exotic. After dinner, let the Home Barista app show you how to close your romantic menu with the perfect cup of espresso or cappuccino, along with ideas for delicious desserts.
Set the Mood: It's not easy to feel romantic if the house is cluttered with pet toys, kids' homework or unfinished projects. Tidy up before an at-home date night, and then use your Samsung Smart TV apps to set an intimate mood. The Screen Dreams app transforms your TV with multiple viewing options, from a dreamy tropical beach to a cozy fireplace to museum-quality works of art, all delivered in brilliant full-screen HD, or try the Mood Light app to simulate candles, party lights and even a disco ball.
Complete your evening with the perfect soundtrack. Pick your favorite romantic music, from jazz to R&B to classical, and let the Pandora app create a nonstop playlist with no CDs to change and no repetition, or use MOG Music's on-demand service to access over 14 million songs and one million full albums.
Distance is no reason to cancel date night. If you can't be together, the Skype app can help you plan a long-distance evening. Enjoy widescreen video calls right on your Samsung Smart TV, and with free Skype-to-Skype, talk as long and as often as you like.
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