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As we officially bid farewell to the warm summer days and welcome the winter chill, evenings get darker quicker and the nights are longer. Now is a good time to make sure that your not-so-social hibernation calendar doesn’t mean three months of utter boredom.

June brings with it an exciting sports line-up for sports fans across the world, with the Cricket World Cup and Women’s Soccer World Cup already in full swing, with many other sporting events to look out for including the Africa Cup of Nations and the US Open just to name a few – all guaranteed to keep you glued to your screens.

The idea of settling down to watch a movie or any TV show on your phone was unthinkable ten years ago. Fast forward and here we are, people are binge-watching and streaming more than ever before using the devices they carry around in their pockets.

Winter is a peak time for stay-ins, comfort food and more time spent catching up on your much-loved series with longer nights providing more hours of indulgence. This time of the year creates the ultimate environment for binge-watching with meals now delivered right to your doorstep, you’ll have nowhere to be for hours but on your couch.

To ensure that you don’t feel any FOMO this season. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has put together a list of six things you should consider for the best streaming experience for all your favourite games and shows this winter.

The bigger the better

Smartphones are as much about communicating as they are about enjoying media. You watch movies, play games and view photos on your mobile screen so a clear display is a non-negotiable. With a 8.55mm thinness and decreased dead bands all-round the Nokia 1 Plus offers more screen real-estate letting you view content in better quality, perfect for enjoying apps and shows.

Charge it up

Let’s face it, what good is a smartphone without power. Many factors including the screen size, processor and operating system determine how long a smartphone lasts on a charge this is why it’s important that your phone should adapt to you. Android 9 Pie’s Adaptive Battery technology learns how you use your device and prioritises battery power for Apps and services you care about minimising your battery consumption. This is also how a range of Nokia smartphones are able to deliver a 2-day battery life.

Hello, operator

Android dominates worldwide smartphone sales, and for good reason. You’ll find many more choices when it comes to design, display size, specs, capabilities and price in the Nokia smartphone range of phones. Plus, Android is an open OS, which means it’s easier to customize with awesome launchers and widgets. With the latest version of Android 9 Pie which offers faster performance. Furthermore, our unique Android proposition with 2 letter OS upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates, means that your experience will just keep getting better with time, and your device will get to know you better over time too! With the latest google innovations at your finger-tips, more storage space and battery life out of the box you will always stay ahead of the game with a Nokia smartphone.

Fill it up

Most smartphones come with anywhere between 16 and 32 gigabytes of storage and extra space is always nice luxury, needless to say if you’ll be saving series to watch offline you’re going to need all the space you can get. Nokia smartphones offers unlimited Google Storage for all your photos and videos.

It’s all in the process-or

A good processor inside a phone will translate to faster open times for apps, smoother gameplay and quicker tab transitions, this is going to come in handy where downloading and online viewing are concerned because nobody enjoys watching the buffer screen.

Keep Score

Free sports apps are a great way of keeping up-to-date with the latest news, events and stories live from your smartphone. No more waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to find out the latest scores. With plenty now to choose from, some of the best sports apps from the Android Play Store to make sure you’re not missing out include SuperSportESPN or even LiveScore.

The only thing that should be grey this winter should be your hues. Warmer days will be back again in no time, until then snuggle up and stream to your hearts delight.