The iPad, by Apple, has a screen size of 9.7 inches diagonally. Even the iPad mini has a descent screen size of 7.9 inches diagonally. Through applications downloaded from Apple’s App Store one can watch videos on their iPad. Listed below are worthwhile applications to download.
Crackle is an application developed by Crackle, Inc. and has a plethora of movies and television programs. All the offerings are free but the content does change without notice so if you see a video you are interested in do watch it as soon as possible. There are tons of classic movies and television programs available. Additionally they have a robust Anime selection. Crackle also has original programming such as Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Chosen, and Cleaners.
If you are a fan of Anime then Crunchy Roll is an application you must download. The application has full seasons of popular Anime series such as Naruto. This content is available for free or as part of their premium service. The free content requires viewers to watch commercials scattered throughout the videos. Paid content is available to those that pay a monthly subscription price. The premium membership price as of June 2014 is $6.95 a month.
Yahoo! Screen collects the best of the Internet’s videos in one application. Links include clips from Comedy Central, Vevo, BuzzFeed, and more. You can use the application to view movie trailers and news video clips. Also included are iconic skits from Saturday Night Live, such as fan favorites Celebrity Jeopardy and SNL Digital Shorts.
Premium TV Channels
If you subscribe through your cable or satellite provider to a premium television channel chances are the channel has a companion application available for the iPad. Download the application and you can have access to their entire library. One of the best is HBO GO, which includes past and present episodes of all of HBO’s series, plus a plethora of movies. Other premium television channel applications available are MAX GO, Starz Play, Encore Play, and Showtime.
Amazon Instant Video
If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber then one of the perks you receive is access to a library of movies and TV programs. Using the Amazon Instant Video application you can view these videos on your iPad. You can also use the application to buy or rent other content. Begin watching the videos on your iPad and then if you wish to you can continue watching elsewhere, such as on your computer.