Actor Allen Maldonado is best known for playing an assistant on ABC's "Black-ish." But in reality, he's the boss of his own multifaceted career. He's a TV star (FXX's "You're the Worst," TBS'smore
Actor Allen Maldonado is best known for playing an assistant on ABC's "Black-ish." But in reality, he's the boss of his own multifaceted career. He's a TV star (FXX's "You're the Worst," TBS's "The Last OG," and Starz's "Survivor's Remorse") film actor ("The Equalizer," "Cake," and "Straight Outta Compton," writer ("Survivor's Remorse"), production company head (Only Son Productions), music mogul (Get It Done Records), fashion designer (Vineyards Phinest), foundation founder (Demo Nerds), and most recently -- app developer (Everybody Digital).
Everybody Digital enables you to download and stream a slew of short films -- many of which are award-winning or festival favorites -- and digital programs from around the world. Short on time? Watch by duration: one, five, 10, or 20 minutes in length. You can view some content for free or upgrade to a premium account to unlock Everybody Digital's complete catalog for $9.99 per month.
Download.com caught up with Allen Maldonado about Everybody Digital, which, not surprisingly, tops his list of essential streaming apps as well as the other four that he can't survive without.
It's mine! Lol! It's really a game-changer! We're introducing the world to short-form media and are even being called, "The Netflix of short films." As a short film maker myself, I noticed that short films have long been overlooked. With Everybody Digital, I look forward to reintroducing these incredible short films to the masses.
I love what Jay-Z has built with his streaming platform, from the style of the layout to the original content and incredible catalog of music. It's now my go-to for consuming new and old music. The exclusive visuals are spectacular and quite stimulating, and the partnership with Sprint was a major success for the company, and I celebrate his entrepreneurship.
It's the company I strive to parallel, as they have changed the landscape of media and entertainment. Starting as a small company and growing to become a titan in this industry is an enormous accomplishment. I thoroughly enjoy the original content along with the back catalog content. I also love the feature that compiles all the kid-friendly content in one area. Netflix just does entertainment right, and I hope to one day emulate their success.
I love to listen to 710 ESPN LA. Whenever I'm out of town, I like that I can still pull up my favorite stations and not miss anything. I even listen in my car via Bluetooth; I just go to the app and it plays crystal clear over the speakers as it would on the radio. The option to enjoy local radio stations from across the country excites me, because I can get quick insight into the different cultures and social temperatures around the nation.
I like that with Hulu I can catch up on all the episodes of "Black-ish" I tend to miss because of my busy schedule. I especially appreciate that I can enjoy recently aired programs, which takes away the pressure of trying to arrange my day around my favorite television shows. I even watch their original series, "East Los High," as it has an all-Latino cast that speaks to many important issues within the Latino community. (I do have a few friends on that show, so I may be a little biased on that one.)