Top Windows 8 Touch Apps: Entertainment

Want to make the most of the touch interface on your new Windows 8 tablet, hybrid or desktop? All week we're rounding up the best touch-friendly apps for Windows 8. Today: apps to control and enhance your entertainment experience.

SBS On Demand

The SBS On Demand app lets you view all of SBS' streaming content easily. You can pin favourite shows, build your own playlists, and access content in a wide variety of genres, including news, dramas and documentaries.

Xbox SmartGlass

SmartGlass makes sharing content between your Windows 8 device and your Xbox 360 easy, whether that's to switch a movie from one device to the other or use your tablet or laptop as a second screen for gaming.


Shazam's core purpose — identifying that song you just heard on the TV or radio — is neatly integrated into Windows 8. You can view lyrics, access artist information, and purchase the song if available through Xbox Music.


Want to gorge on some comics? The Comics app from comiXology offers 300,000 titles from 75 publishers. There's a healthy selection of free titles so you can get a feel for the app, and a touch screen is a natural way to read comments.


Don't panic (thanks Douglas) if you have a large library of Kindle content but want to move onto a coloured Windows 8 screen. The Kindle app lets you access your entire library, and even syncs the last page you read across multiple devices.

Have additional suggestions for the list? Tell us in the comments.


    Is it just me or can others also not find SBS On Demand in windows store? I am running Windows 8 on my laptop.

      Weird, I found it on my Windows 8 PC just by searching 'sbs'.

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