Your computer does not have to be just a work tool. No, there are ways to entertain yourself on a device and have a good time. If you have not bothered thinking about how to have fun with your laptop or PC, the ideas below should come in handy.
Listen to Music
Listening to music is one of the best ways to relax after a long day at work. At the same time, some people would struggle to finish their tasks on time if there was no background music.
Now, if you have a computer and an internet connection, accessing your favorite tracks or discovering new songs should not be a problem, thanks to Spotify, YouTube, and other platforms that have virtually every track you need.
On the other hand, if you want to listen to music on your laptop while traveling and have no access to the internet, you will need to look for alternatives. One of the suggestions could be to download music torrents sites provide and save the tracks on your computer.
Watch Streams on Twitch TV
Streamers on Twitch TV continue to grow in popularity. While the platform started as a hub for gamers, it has changed its face in the last few years. Now, even if you have no interest in video games, you can still check some of the most popular channels to discover various content creators.
Music, cooking, talk shows, and other channels on Twitch TV can provide you with hours of entertainment if you have the time to watch these streamers. And if you really enjoy someone’s content, you can follow their channel to get notifications the next time they go live.
Keep in mind, though, that while this entertainment is free, streamers on Twitch TV rely on their audience’s support to continue. If you feel like subscribing or donating to support some streamers, be sure to do that.
YouTube is another platform that offers more content than you could watch in a lifetime. Of course, given how many different YouTube channels there are, it is difficult to sort them all and pick ones that are worth your time.
You could start by asking for some suggestions from friends or family. Online communities could also provide you with some recommendations.
Once you discover a few channels, subscribe to them and continue watching. YouTube’s algorithm will get the idea of what you like, and the platform will suggest more videos to watch.
If you do not have the time to watch a video but would like to check it later, add it to the “Watch Later” list. And remember to subscribe to a channel that you enjoy. Otherwise, you might miss some videos.
Play Video Games
Whether it is multiplayer games or single player games, there are more than enough games to choose from, even for picky players.
Gaming has become a popular pastime among different demographics. While some people might associate this hobby with kids, the reality is quite different. Adults play video games just as much, if not more.
It helps if you have a custom-built PC, but many video games run on laptops, especially if they have low system requirements.
If anything, some of the critically-acclaimed video games recently are known to have low system requirements. The likes of Hades, Cuphead, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Hollow Knight should run smoothly on an older laptop.
Keep in mind that while gaming can be fun, it can also be addictive. As soon as you notice spending more time on the hobby than you should, take a break and do something else. It will be better for your health, and you are less likely to feel fatigued from playing video games too often.
Socialize With Others
Keeping in touch with others during the pandemic can be quite difficult. When you cannot interact in person, you might be reluctant to put in the effort to maintain your relationships with friends or family.
However, it would be foolish not to take advantage of having Zoom, Discord, social media, and other communication tools to socialize with others.
Check Educational Courses
Education might not be something you associate with entertainment, but Skillshare, Udemy, and YouTube offer a plethora of various courses that you could watch to learn new things or improve your current abilities.
The courses you watch do not have to be related to your current work. Perhaps you are a fan of history and would like to learn more about the Roman Empire or World War II? If so, online education is the go-to method.
Watch Movies or TV Shows
Thanks to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and other streaming platforms, we can watch movies and TV shows without downloading media files to our computers. You can subscribe to a service and browse through its library to select a movie or TV show and watch it after pressing the “play” button.