Do you and your partner get totally wrapped up in Valentine's Day each year? Then we've got the perfect selection of apps, music, movies and more for the both of you...
If you’re all loved up and think that Valentine’s Day is the optimum day of the year to show it, we’re on your side. There’s no shortage of 4G Entertainment that’ll help you make the day the best it could be.
Ready to have the best Valentine’s Day ever? Here’s every couple’s one-stop shop for what to watch, listen to and download.
1. What to watch:
Netflix, NOW TV, and chill
About Time (Netflix)
Richard Curtis’ time travel saga is a bit of a weepy, but it’s definitely got the emotional chops and the comedic graces to bring you and your partner closer together. So settle in, snuggle up and enjoy.
Begin Again (Netflix)
Overlooked upon release in 2014, Begin Again, about the coming together of a young singer-songwriter and a disgraced music exec, brings out the best in leads Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. And it’s even got a cameo from James Corden.
Scandal (NOW TV)
Turn up the heat with Scandal, the smash hit US drama about a steamy affair in the heady heights of the White House. The political intrigue will get the old grey matter working, but it’s the raunchier stuff that’s sure to get your pulses racing.
2. What to listen to:
Turning the romance up to 11…
Spotify Love Notes
Want to send that special someone a playlist and a love letter at the same time? Spotify’s Valentine’s Day Love Notes feature will let you do just that by sending them a set of steamy tunes, the first letters of which spell out your message. Here’s ours.
Date Night (Spotify)
A modern, mixed plethora of romantic songs to help get your loved-up evening off to a fine start. You’ll find every bit of the love song spectrum covered, from Ben Howard and Coldplay to Broods and Hozier.
Timeless Love Songs (Spotify)
For a more traditional Valentine’s night in, you can’t go far wrong with this playlist, which covers off some of the greatest love songs of all time, including hits from Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Diana Ross and Seal.
Radiolab – ‘This Is Your Brain on Love’
Want to know where those fuzzy love feelings come from? Check out much-loved podcast series Radiolab’s special episode on the science of love, featuring an explanation of what’s going on when you’re with Mr or Mrs Right from experts on biochemistry.
3. What do download:
Giving the most romantic day of the year a software update
Scrabbling around to plan the perfect night out? Don’t panic! Put DesignMyNight in your pocket and you’ll be able to browse through a curated list of the best restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs and more. Each one has user reviews, handy info and the ability to book through the app itself, alongside maps integration. Better still, it covers Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton and Glasgow as well as London.
What is couple? It’s a messaging and communications app built just for you and the special person in your life. Or, as the app itself puts it: ‘an intimate place for two.’ Install it on both your phones and you’ll be able to do all the usual stuff like send IMs and photos or make video calls, but you’ll also have access to more useful stuff like shared calendars and shopping lists. You can even send each other ‘thumb kisses’ by pressing your digits against your screens together in real time. Perfect for long-distance Valentines.
Interflora | Android, iOS
When all else fails, say it with flowers. Interflora is the granddaddy of flower delivery, so it’s no surprise that the company’s app offerings are fully-featured and simple to use. And, handily for forgetful romantics, you can even get bouquets delivered on the same day if you order before 3pm.
*Entertainment: Available on 12- and 24-month Red Value Bundles (excludes Red Value 2GB Bundle). Compatible device required. Sky Sports 1&2 only and Sky Sports News HQ only. Content may vary. NOW TV Entertainment Pass: available for Red Value Bundle customers. Access to the NOW TV Entertainment service will automatically renew at £6.99 per month after the initial 6/12/24 months unless cancelled. Retail price paid includes the cost of the Red Value Bundle and the NOW TV Entertainment Pass. Offer not available in conjunction with other NOW TV Entertainment Pass offers. NOW TV Account set up with debit/credit card required. 18+. UK only. Content streamed via BB/4G. Full terms at vodafone.co.uk/entertainment-packs.
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By Adam Bunker