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How are Canadians using mobile devices to relax?

From podcasts and music to media content and games, mobile devices offer all we need to stay entertained

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Mobile devices have come a long way since the days of rubber button texting and Snake. Nowadays, they are crucial to everyday life in all ways. Not only are they central to work, they have become a primary method of socializing and enjoyment.

Now, the mobile internet and mobile app stores boast oceans of ways to find enjoyment and relax through the use of mobile devices. From binging media content to enjoying some easy and chilled-out games to relaxing with a good book or magazine or listening to some soothing vibes, mobile devices now hold the key to relaxation. Wherever you are, whatever you may be doing, you can bet that there’s an app or mobile site to bolster your relaxation time. We can now reveal to you which mobile services have earned the affections of the audience in Canada, thanks to offering quick and easy ways for users to get what they want and then chill out.

Instant streaming of hundreds of movies and shows

Although the phrase Netflix and chill refers to something quite different, the fact remains that you can enjoy a nice and relaxing time by indulging in some of Netflix’s many hundreds of films and television series. From blockbuster hits to their own creations, Netflix has a show or movie for everyone.

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Thanks to how the mobile app is organized, you can quickly search for your favorite show or navigate a huge range of genres to find something that tickles your fancy. Netflix is the number one entertainment app in Canada because of the diverse listing of media that it offers all of its subscribers.
There is an ocean of shows and movies to watch on Netflix, but Canada seems to have been able to find its favorites. Peaky Blinders, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Breaking Bad, Penny Dreadful, and The Good Place have emerged as the top shows in Canada right now.

Easily access and play hundreds of games

If there’s one thing that the mobile gaming charts tell us about players in Canada, it’s that they appreciate genuinely fun and rewarding games. This is why the online casino genre has boomed in Canada. Mobile casino games are intuitive to play and simple in their execution, lending themselves to a huge audience of players who just want to kick back, relax, and have some easy fun at the same time.

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One online casino which has gone all-in to create an entertaining mobile gaming experience is Roxy Palace. As shown by the Roxy Palace casino review, they have a huge range of high-quality slot and classic table games that are enhanced for mobile play.
The games at this online casino embody everything that players in Canada love about casino games: they are aesthetically stunning, offer fun gameplay, and are quick and easy to play. More specifically, games with intriguing themes appear to have become the most popular, with the likes of Temple of Tut, Jurassic World, and Game of Thrones earning a huge audience in Canada.

Customise your playlists with hundreds of songs

It may not offer the entertainment value of watching movies and shows or the thrills of playing online slots, but one of the best ways to relax is to throw on some of your favorite music. Sometimes it's even best to put on some new music that delivers the relaxing vibe. One of the best services that you can turn to for this is SoundCloud.

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On SoundCloud, users have access to hundreds upon hundreds of tracks that span all of the genres. You can create your own playlist by ticking your favorite tracks through searches. Or, to save some time and discover something new, you can start a station to get similar tracks to ones that you like.
Never fear, SoundCloud isn’t merely a music sharing platform for new and budding artists; it is filled with tracks from the biggest musicians right now. For the most popular tracks to add to your playlist, you can consult the SoundCloud charts, which can be sorted by country – including Canada.

Relax with some books or magazines

When you think about sitting back and relaxing, be it on your sofa, in bed, the passenger seat of a car, by the pool, or in the bath, one of the go-to methods of chilling out is by peeling open the pages of a good book or interesting magazine. Filling one’s mind with knowledge or immersing one’s self in a vivid story is a classic way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Kindle Paperwhite

There is no doubt that, when it comes to the most popular mobile app for reading books and magazines, Amazon Kindle is by far and away Canada’s favorite eBook reader. Their immense range of books and magazines makes the Amazon Kindle app a must-have for mobile-using book lovers. Best of all, if you do have a Kindle, it syncs with your Amazon Kindle app on your mobile device to make sure that you don’t lose track of what page you were on. Also, the Amazon Kindle app gives you access to the whole Amazon digital library, some of which is free to all subscribers. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, one of the many benefits is that you get a free Kindle book to enjoy every single month on the Kindle or through the Amazon Kindle app. If you want to go all-in, you can turn to the Kindle subscription and get unlimited books from their select range every month.

If you’re looking to relax, you’d be hard-pressed to fail when you have a top-quality streaming, gaming, music, and reading app on your mobile device. So, sign up for these four mobile services, and you’ll be covered on all fronts when you want to kick back and relax to the max in your precious downtime.

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