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Do I always need to indicate in my works-cited-list entry that a work I am citing was streamed through an app?

No. If the app is the work, as in the following examples, you do not need to indicate in your works-cited-list entry that you are citing an app:

Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Othello. Edited by Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine, version 1.3.1, Luminary Digital Media, 2013.
Laudate. Version 2.36, Aycka Soft, 28  Feb. 2018.

There is also no need to indicate that you are citing an app if the app is simply the platform through which you accessed the work. For instance, if you watched the movie The Crown using the Netflix app, . . .

Published 26 September 2018

How do I cite a virtual reality experience on an app like Google Expeditions?

To cite a virtual reality experience on an app like Google Expeditions, follow the MLA format template. Begin with the experience’s author. Then include the title of the experience as the title of your source, followed by the name and publisher of the app. If a publication date is not listed, include the date you accessed the experience in the optional-element slot at the end of the entry:

VidaSystems. Aurora Borealis. Google Expeditions app, Google. Accessed 23 Feb. 2018.

If the author of the virtual reality experience is not listed in the experience’s description, begin the entry with the title: 

American Museum of Natural History.

Published 28 April 2018

How do I cite a Bible app with more than one translation?

There are two ways to identify a translation in a Bible app: in the text or in the works-cited-list entry.
Translation Identified in the Text
Suppose that you wish to illustrate how translations of the Bible differ by comparing the recent New Living Translation with the traditional King James Version. One way to identify the translations is to mention them in your prose and then cite the Bible app in your works-cited-list entry as the anthology containing the translations:

For Matthew 7.7, the King James Version reads, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: .

Published 23 March 2018

How do I cite a work streamed through an app?

If you access a work through an app, consider the app a version according to the MLA format template. The version may be a number, such as 1.3.1, as in the first example, from page 39 of the MLA Handbook. Or it may be a name, such as Netflix, as in the second example below; add the word app if clarification is needed:
Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Othello. Edited by Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine, version 1.3.1, Luminary Digital Media, 2013.
The Crown. Netflix app, . . .

Published 8 December 2016

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