Having a MacBook provides you with a plethora of possibilities to entertain yourself. If you are tired of working all the time and are looking to blow off some steam, look no further than your computer.
Whether it is a few minutes or a couple of hours that you have to spare, there are lots to discover on your MacBook. Let’s take a look at some ways to have fun with your computer.
Play Video Games
Even though Macs and laptops, in general, are not the best option for playing video games, you should not underestimate them. The recent trends indicate that Apple engineers are putting decent hardware. If you have a MacBook Pro, you should not have too many problems playing indie video games or games that require low system requirements.
Great examples of such games are Minecraft, Hades, Cuphead, Hollow Knight, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Stardew Valley.
Of course, there are instances when you may encounter various performance issues and cannot enjoy gaming. For instance, steam won’t open mac video games or itself, and you need to restart the computer or even reinstall the application.
If you encounter these and similar issues, spend some time improving the laptop’s performance. Free up drive space, check the system for potential malware, declutter the desktop, and clean the dust inside. Doing this maintenance work will help with not just the gaming experience but the overall MacBook performance.
Watch Movies and TV Shows
You can watch movies or TV shows on Netflix and other streaming platforms without bothering to download media files to your computer and cluttering its drive.
Even picky people should find something decent to watch. The ongoing streaming wars are urging platforms to invest in original content and hire the best writers, producers, directors, and actors so they can attract more subscribers. We, as consumers, benefit from that by quite a lot.
Sure, one could argue that the production of movies and TV shows was affected by the ongoing pandemic, but there are still plenty of new things to watch. And in case you cannot find something good after browsing through available selections, you can always go back and rewatch some of your favorites. Be it movies or TV shows, one of the streaming platforms should have the content you are seeking.
Listen to Music
Listening to music is one of the best ways to relax after a long day at work. On the other hand, some people cannot imagine working when there is no music in the background.
If you have a MacBook and an internet connection, you are pretty much set to enjoy some great tunes. Launch Spotify, YouTube, or another platform that provides you with music and enjoy.
Investing in AirPods for better overall sound quality is worth a shout as well. If you have the money to spare on the accessory and believe that it is worth it because you enjoy music a lot, then getting a pair of AirPods is a good decision.
Streamers are some of the most popular entertainers these days. Thanks to Twitch TV and YouTube, you can find content creators and enjoy yourself while watching them play video games, hosting a podcast, making food, or playing music.
It is worth noting that Twitch TV started as a hub for gamers, but it has evolved since then. Even if you are not into video games, you should still find a streamer you like. Besides, it is quite easy to get attached to a streamer if they respond to your messages in the chat.
Now, you might be asking yourself what the point of streaming content is. Well, streamers make money. If anything, they treat streaming as a job. Money comes from subscriptions, sponsorship deals, and donations.
If you have not tried Twitch TV or YouTube’s streaming sections before, check them out. Who knows, you may fall into a rabbit hole and find yourself enjoying this type of entertainment more than you expected.
Some Mac owners may feel like they would rather spend free time improving their skills. Fortunately, one can find various online courses on Skillshare, Udemy, and YouTube.
Watching videos to educate yourself might not feel like entertainment, but the feeling of learning something new can be quite fun.
Socialize With Others
The last suggestion in this article is to socialize with other people. It can be fun to have conversations with your friends or family even if you cannot meet them in person due to Covid-19.
Luckily, we have Zoom, Discord, and other communication platforms to stay in touch with others. And guess what, these applications work on your MacBook.