If you are in the mood to watch a good movie or catch up on your favorite television series, MovieMatic is a Windows 10 app worth checking out. The Windows 10 PC app delivers a broad range of movie titles and television series to the big screen of your computer or tablet.
These titles include a respectable collection of current run movies, classic titles and network television series. Genres include comedy, action, adventure, horror, family and more.
The free app is available for Windows PCs, while Windows 10 Mobile users will have to opt for the $4.99 MovieMatic Mobile. It's a great option to consider when you need the entertainment value a good movie or television show offers.
The primary menu for MovieMatic is simple and straightforward. A menu bar lines the left side of the screen with options to switch between movies and television shows positioned at the top, center of the display. A featured title is displayed across the top portion of the screen with additional titles displayed beneath it in thumbnail fashion.
The menu bar includes options to return to the app's home screen, view your watchlist, send feedback to the developer and view the legal notice.
Movie titles can be searched by genre, while television shows are grouped in one broad "All TV Shows" category. Movie genres include action, adventure, comedy, horror, animation, crime, drama/romance, documentary, biography and family.
Tapping on an individual movie or television title pulls up a description of the show and an option to add the title to your watchlist. Television series listings include episode descriptions and season breakdowns. Playback begins to load automatically and to close out the description to enjoy the show, just tap the X button.
Playback was smooth with options to set the aspect ratio and expand the view to full screen. The movie selection was respectable and includes the likes of X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Goosebumps, The Huntsman: Winter Storm. Television series includes such titles as Arrow, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Band of Brothers, Doctor Who and more.
I have to say that while MovieMatic offers an impressive selection of movies and television shows — from gritty serials to kid-friendly animated flicks — the app itself is a little on the dark side. It may be a minor nit, but I would have liked to have seen the option for a light theme color. Then again, being able to sit back and enjoy Star Wars from the comfort of my recliner lessens the knock against the dark theme.
MovieMatic is a free app for Windows 10 PC, while MovieMatic Mobile for Windows 10 Mobile will cost you $4.99. While the Mobile version offers you an on-the-go alternative, the PC version is better suited for playback with the larger displays.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.