The Best iPad Apps to Watch Movies, Videos, and TV Shows [2019 Edition]

Big fan of watching videos? Check out this amazing collection of best iPad apps to watch movies, TV shows and videos with great fun. And if you like any app a lot, do let us know its name and the features you have found really appreciable.

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Besides browsing the web, the iPad is mostly used for watching movies, TV shows, and other videos. True to its goal, the iPad has turned out to be one of the most popular devices for consuming video content over the years. Millions of users actively seek, download/stream videos – of movies, of TV shows, or other video content – on their iPad. Occasionally, of course, there’s the option of using AirPlay to stream directly to Apple TV.

The iPad has a lot of apps ready to offer you countless hours of streaming videos. Your favorite TV shows, movies, and other videos are up there, ready to be streamed via countless apps designed for this purpose.

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While a few services do offer truly free movies and TV shows as it is promised in the promotional material, there are mostly subscription-based services which offer one of the best services in this sector.

Best iPad Apps to Watch Movies, Videos, and TV Shows [2019 Edition]

#1. Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video iPad App Screenshot

“Amazon Prime Video” has not just given a huge competition to the supremacy of Netflix but also threatened to take the numero-uno position away from it. It offers a magnificent experience of watching top movies and TV shows.

You can view IMDB data about actors, songs, and trivia. If you want to enjoy watching movies even offline, download the flicks. Customers in the US are allowed to watch the videos purchased or rented on Amazon.

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Price: Free

#2. YouTube

YouTube iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

“YouTube” is by far the most popular entertainment app. You can watch your favorite videos, movies and TV shows. The app also lets you discover trending news, sports, music and more.

Subscribe to your fav channels to quickly access their latest videos. Based on your watch history, the app recommends videos which you will love watching.

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You can create your own channel, edit videos and upload them. Moreover, YouTube supports multiple languages including English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French and more.

Price: Free

#3. Hulu

Hulu Watch Movies and TV Shows iPad App Screenshot

Right next to Netflix is Hulu, which is a stiff competitor to the former. Hulu has been offering an equally amazing set of TV shows for its subscribers and is rightly ranked at number 2 in the entertainment category.

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It features a vast library containing the current and past seasons from the famous shows. Plus, you get access to over 50 live and on-demand channels to rev up your media watching experience.

You can upgrade to the premium ($7.99) version for a more personalized experience. For instance, you will make up to six profiles and even track your favorites.

Price: Free


DIRECTV iPhone App Screenshot

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Ranked as the seventh most popular entertainment app, DIRECTV is what you need to spice up your movie watching. It’s the official app of DIRECTV service.

With this app at your disposal, you have instant access to thousands of top movies and TV shows. One notable feature of this app is that it lets you record your favorite videos and download DVR recordings to your iOS device.

Even better, you can check out what’s playing on your TV and control the playback with ease. With the switch screen feature, you will switch your viewing from one device to the other in a flash.

Price: Free

#5. Netflix

Netflix Watch Movies and TV Shows iPad App Screenshot

Netflix is terrific for watching movies and TV shows. Based on the type of items you watch, it recommends movies to you. The family-friendly entertainment provides safe watching experience for kids.

You can also download your favorite movies to watch them offline. Even better, it allows you to create up to five individual profiles within a single account. Try it free for one month before going for the subscription plan.

Price: Free

#6. Tubi TV

Tubi TV Watch Movies and TV Shows iPad App Screenshot

“Tubi TV” is great for watching top movies and TV shows for absolutely free. You can browse categories discover international blockbusters and hidden flicks. It lets you create and manage your video queue to your best liking.

If you had to stop watching the movie for any reason, you could easily pick it up from where you left off. As new videos are added every Wednesday, you will continue to make the most of the top videos.

Price: Free

#7. JustWatch

JustWatch Watch Movies and TV Shows iPad App Screenshot

JustWatch is primed to let you stream your favorite movies and videos. You can quickly browse through films and TV shows to find out if they are available. With the new timeline, you can instantly access the newly added items. You can find exciting deals for buying as well as renting TV shows. JustWatch is available in only the UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, and New Zealand.

Price: Free

#8. Crackle

Crackle Watch Movies and TV Shows iPad App Screenshot

Crackle from Sony isn’t anywhere near the top of the game but it sure brings you some TV shows (including Seinfeld) and much more than that, it brings free movies. There’s on-demand watching, and interestingly, there’s no subscription here. It’s unlike Netflix and Hulu where you’ve got to pay to stream.

Crackle obviously also has some good spec: HQ videos, there’s AirPlay support, and it includes some genres for you to pick from.

Price: Free

#9. SnagFilms

SnagFilms Watch Movies and TV Shows iPad App Screenshot

SnagFilms has a huge collection of (over 5000) films in its database that you can stream for free. Like Crackle, this is an amazing collection of films that go up for free: no subscription, no payment. A majority of these films are not popular ones on demand. With its collection of over 300 indie films, you know where the app is focused on.

If you’re more than just an average movie watcher, SnagFilms has something really great to offer.

Price: Free

#10. CONtv

CONtv Watch Movies and TV Shows iPad App Screenshot

CONtv is one of the hottest apps to watch movies and TV shows free. You can also access original programming, sneak peeks, celebs and more. If you are a big fan of cult classics, there are a lot of classic flicks like He-Man, Voltron, Masters of the Universe will win you over. It also lets you stream original series, panels as well as live events from Comic Con.

Price: Free

What’s your pick?

All these apps are great for watching movies and TV shows. Agreed, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have got a lot of fan following, but other apps do have the quality to offer you lots of entertainment. Which one of these entertainment apps have won you over? Do let us know that in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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