The 14 best Windows Store music and movie apps

From Crackle to Plex and from Slacker Radio to Songza, these apps amp up entertainment options
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Music and movies and TV shows, oh my!

Microsoft may be stuffing gratis copies of Office into Windows RT slabs and small-screen Windows 8 tablets alike, but all the spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations in the world won't change the fact that the modern UI was made for mobile devices -- and mobile devices just beg to be used for media consumption.

Fortunately, although the Windows Store still lags in many crucial app categories, it pretty much has entertainment down pat. Sure, it would be nice if more big-name music services called Windows 8 home, but these 14 stellar music and movie apps can keep you rocking out and tuned in long into the night -- especially if you're into streaming services.

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