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Top 5 Best Shark Week Apps & Games

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Get excited for Shark Week on Discovery with these helpful apps and addictive shark games. Whether you have an Android device or an iPhone, you can kick back with a cool game about sharks, track Shark Week events, or just learn more about these amazing creatures. Here are five of our favorite shark-related apps and games.


1. Discovery Channel

Check out this cool video about the famous “Slash” shark from Discovery’s official YouTube channel.

If you don’t want to miss a second of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, then you’d better download the Discovery Channel app. In addition to full schedule information, the app also features full episodes of your favorite shows, along with thousands of interesting clips.

Download the Android version here.

Download the iPhone version here.


Pros:

  • Tons of content
  • Great way to see when the next Shark Week show will air
  • Free
  • Works well, even on older devices
  • Great companion to Discovery’s TV shows

  • Cons:

  • Android version hasn’t been updated in nearly a year
  • Some users dislike the video player
  • UI could be improved
  • Ads are annoying
  • Not 100 percent devoted to Shark Week stuff

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    2. Global Shark Tracker

    Learn more about OCEARCH’s research and shark tracking projects in the video above.

    The name OCEARCH will be familiar to anyone who watched the History Channel show Shark Wranglers. The OCEARCH Global Shark Tracker app lets you see shark positions all over the globe, thanks to some very cool satellite tracking technology. Each shark has a name, and you can see where it has traveled. You can also watch videos or see pictures of cool sharks.

    Download the Android version here.

    Download the iPhone version here.


    Pros:

  • Tons of info about shark patterns
  • Offers photo and video
  • Easy to navigate
  • Helpful filters let you search for sharks by gender, maturity, or activity
  • Appropriate for kids or adults

  • Cons:

  • App prone to freezing
  • Maps can be slow to load
  • Text wraps oddly in some shark descriptions
  • Some photos are aggravatingly small
  • Not all pings give locations if shark has surfaced for long enough

  • 3. Shark Trivia

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    Shark Trivia is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. In Shark Trivia, you can answer trivia questions about sharks. This app appeals to both adults and kids, and is a great way to learn some cool facts about these vicious predators. If you need some conversation starters for your Shark Week viewing party, here’s an app that can give you a cool icebreaker.

    Download this app on Google Play.


    Pros:

  • Teaches you about sharks
  • Great way to kill some time
  • Kid-friendly
  • Multiple game modes
  • Free

  • Cons:

  • Does not seem to be available for iOS devices
  • Could use an update
  • Some users have reported display bugs
  • Can be confusing to use at times
  • Won’t work on devices running anything prior to Android 2.3.3

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    4. Shark Fingers 3D Aquarium FREE

    Get a closer look at this entertaining app in the video above.

    Basically, Shark Fingers 3D lets you use your fingers as chummy bait to lure sharks around your screen. A little gross, perhaps, but still pretty cool. One cool feature is the live camera background, which lets you “feed your friends” to the hungry school of sharks.

    Download the Android version here.

    Download the iPhone version here.


    Pros:

  • Optional live camera background
  • Fun time waster
  • Nice graphics
  • Free
  • Lots of types of sharks

  • Cons:

  • Upgrade required for some sharks
  • Might seem silly or pointless to some
  • Fake blood might not appeal to some users
  • Some users have reported bugs
  • Won’t open for some Android users

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    5. Shark Aquarium HD

    Get a peek at this HD aquarium in the video above.

    Shark Aquarium HD is a live wallpaper app for Android users. If you love sharks and Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, then adding a little sharks goodness to your device just makes sense. Hey, it beats a static wallpaper, right?

    Download it here.


    Pros:

  • Cool sharks
  • Adds energy to your phone
  • Impress your friends
  • Show off Shark Week pride
  • Fairly long loop

  • Cons:

  • Sadly, not available for iOS
  • Could be longer
  • Would be nice to have additional shark species
  • May run down battery or make device run hot
  • Somewhat low res

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    1. If I am not wrong, you guys could also have included Sharknado the game in this list! The game is amazingly fun and I just love the concept of sharks being swept into the city by a massive tornado. The game also shows you the different varieties of shark and it’s indeed pretty educational!

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