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Wednesday Poll: Spend More Time Streaming Media or Playing Games?

Our Android phones and tablets are becoming go-to entertainment devices whether we are on the move, lying in bed, or lost a battle with the wife for TV remote supremacy. With Netflix, Hulu, and a number of popular games finding their way to the platform along with HD screens, why wouldn’t you want to use your phone more? The games are console-quality now, select handsets are receiving HD feeds from movie services, and competing music stores keep one-upping each other. It’s a good time to be obsessed with your smartphone.

What takes up more of your time though? Are you a constant gamer or do you pass the time streaming video or music? Favorite game or media service?

Spend More Time Streaming Media or Playing Games?

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  • Trfking

    For me it’s
    Music > Games > Video

    I just can’t sit back and watch something on such a small screen. I’ll gladly hover over the phone and play it like a Gameboy, but watching something other than a short clip on a phone seems pointless to me.

  • Xboxkid

    Only spend more time on games because I’m still rockin’ a D-inc… lol

  • Raven

    As I never “stream” anything, I would definitely have to say playing games.  Now if you asked me about just listening to music or watching movies downloaded to my 32gb MicroSD card that would be a whole different answer.

  • viewthis74

    i don’t play games on my phone. there’s nothing wrong with playing games on your phone i just don’t do it. not into it. it doesn’t tickle my fancy.

  • When I’m out and bored, I spend more time playing games on my Android. I don’t even stream much on my phone. Nor do I use the internet much. Its just not a satisfying experience compared to what you get when using a PC.

  • Tcinfantino

    There should be an option to vote for both.  I watch movies, music videos, and listen to Slacker on my Rezound.  I also spend hours playing games, reading Kindle books, and browsing the internet as well.  I know that I would suffer severe withdrawal if I didn’t have my phone.

  • I still have yet to see the appeal of gaming on a smart phone. Streaming music or Netflix, using Facebook or reading many media-rich articles – now that’s a different story. The huge screen of the Galaxy Nexus really pays off. 

  • Anonymous

    Can’t beat unlimited data plans…..15-20gb/month on netflix while working and some times pandora…on the VZW G-Nexus….oh and some games when I want to kill the remaining battery juice quickly to swap batteries before I leave the office…

  • GreenMeansGo

    Great image choice. Theme song is my main ringtone. I’m the ghost with the most!

  • drinksprite

    streaming music from youtube!

  • You lucky bastards and your unlimited. I still don’t have a smart phone, and I feel like I have little incentive to. 2gb wouldn’t even come close to meeting my needs.

  • Anonymous

    I never touched over 3GB of data with my iPhone 4S. However, with my galaxy nexus I’m over 5GB already. I stream music mostly. love that LTE

    Along with that 10501 texts as of today and 30 minutes out of my 700 minute calling plan. lol

  • I’d spend more time watching movies if the last Netflix update hadn’t crippled it.  Even on WiFi, the audio and video are way out of sync.

  • Rodys Gonzalez

    All about the streaming; Hulu+, mopvideos, sidereel, pandora, Spotify, slack radio; etc!;.. maybe some Netfilix..  Go RAZR!.. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Grooveshark FTW.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    What about and answer for those of us that have a life..

    “Neither – I have a life”

    • Vonny571

       How about: “Neither, I spend all my free time trolling droid-life.”

  • GCurry

    Don’t play games anymore, except occasionally to see what it is, then delete.

  • Am unlimited on the Verizon Thunderbolt, so don’t really know or care how much data I use, but it is all Pandora streaming in the car every.single.day.

  • Anonymous

    I use 11 to 15GB a month streaming Netflix…..

  • Where’s “None of the above”?

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    Console quality games?  Puff puff give Kellex…

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    • Noyfb

      please tell me which games are console quality

      • Tcinfantino

        Shadowgun is one

  • Google Music and porn.  Mainly Google Music, though.

    • I beg to differ. 😀

  • Media all day

  • Anonymous

    And the battery…..suffers.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty much always playing games on my phone if I’m using it. And it’s a Galaxy Nexus….. so you know I’m using it.

  • Anonymous

    My tablet usage is something like: 40% web browsing or taking notes, 25% e-reader usage (often with music simultaneously), 15% Netflix or downloaded movies, 10% gaming and 10% other usage. 

    My phone usage is 40% messaging or communication of some kind, 20% reference use (Googling stuff or using shopping apps), 25% music*, 10% gaming and 5% video streaming.

    A couple hours of Netflix will nuke a phone battery completely whereas my Xoom can go almost all day. In any case I find visual entertainment to be very much a secondary use of both of them.

    *In reality music is probably way higher than that but it’s almost always while doing something else. The numbers had to add up to 100% though. You get the point.

  • Anonymous

    Well my captivate is getting a little old for the new games, so stream music it is

  • Jakestorms

    This should have included on a phone call to see if hardly anyone ever uses the phone on their device all that much anymore.

    • Tcinfantino

      Wait..what?  My smartphone can make calls to?  That is awesome, another cool feature I didn’t know about.  😛  In truth I think I usually only use 100-150 minutes of the 450 minute plan.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely music, i know it may not be much for some people, but thanks to 4G and streaming high quality over Google Music, I had done 7 GB of data.  

    • Anonymous

      7GB? I did 18gb last month, google music A LOT in the car, at school, etc.

      • Anonymous

        That’s why I said it won’t be as much. I stream google music through my work computer. I love that service so much.

      • I’m at 13GB on my third week of the billing cycle and I have not once been in an LTE market this month. 

        It’s probably because I set my phone to backup the entire DCIM and TitaniumBackup folder to my DropBox and my ftp server.  It runs a backup and syncs the changes every night.

        • Anonymous

          I have been hitting 30-50 gigs a month lately.. being on the road I tether a lot. And I actually pay for the tethering as well.

    • John Mougey

      i average around 6-8gb monthly. i like to stay on 3g constantly and use my unlimited plan for all its worth.

  • Anonymous

    I pretty much never do either so it was a tough choice.

  • I found an app that can use different music players for Google Music. I wuv it. It’s from [email protected] Google Music Sniper or something.

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