Best Movie Apps for iPad

Not too long ago, the mobile phone was simply a portable device you used to make calls and receive calls. You also used your mobile phone to send and receive text messages. You were proud to use it because you thought it was the final word in technology and convenience. In those days, there were no smart phones and there were no iPads. Everybody had mobile phones which can be considered outdated by today’s standards.

These days, it is an entirely different ball game. Today’s iPads are complex devices and they can be used in many ways. For most modern people in the world today, the iPad has become a primary computer. It can be used to play music and download audio files. Your iPad can also be used to watch movies and download movies.

If you are like me, you may want to know the best movie apps for iPad because this is the best part of being an iPad user.

Free apps you can download and use

One great thing about the internet is that there are many free products for you online. In the past, I wondered why some people will go the extra mile and create wonderful products and give them away to internet users. After a while, I stopped wondering and decided to download and enjoy the free products which abound online.

Now, I cannot keep my knowledge to myself and this is why I have decided to share my knowledge of great movie apps for iPad with you.

The rave of the moments is crackle. This is one great option because you do not have to pay a penny to use it. All you have to do is download it from the site for free and you can watch any movie you like. Crackle will give you AirPlay support and HQ Videos. You also have genres so you can pick the movies you want to watch with this wonderful device. I have used crackle myself so I know it is a very good option for people who want to watch movies on their iPads without having to shell out a monthly or annual subscription fee.

In case you are not happy with crackle, you can simply try out the SnagFilms option. Like crackle, the beauty of SnagFilms is that there is no fee and there is no subscription. This is not to say that you cannot get very good service here. Sometimes, the best things in life are the ones you do not pay to get. SnagFilms has a collection of over 3000 movies. All you have to do is choose the movies you love and watch them on your iPad.

The Video Time Machine is one movie app that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. This app is rather unusual because it works in a different way. It is basically a showcase of videos from way back in 1860 to the current year. You can capture some amazing moments and amazing events from the past on video with this app. If you are the kind of person who loves history, you may get addicted to this site. I know this because I have used this app and I became hooked to some movies from the past that transported me back to my much younger days.

Video apps you have to pay to use

Now, I have to warn you. Some people do not like to use anything that is free. There are people out there who believe that if it is free, it cannot be good. Of course, you and I know that this is not true but then we live in a democratic world. People who reject some of the best movie apps because they happen to be free can pay for the ones they want to use.

One of the most popular apps out there is Netflix. All you have to do is subscribe and you can watch movies and TV from practically any location. Netflix offers you great streaming but this is not what the site is all about. The icing on the cake is that Netflix constantly updates its movie library. You can watch current movies and you can watch old ones. You can also watch TV shows on your iPad. Just pay for Netflix service and you will get value for money.

Hulu is considered one of the best deal out there for people who love to watch TV programmes on their iPads. Like Netflix, Hulu has great streaming and very good resolution. You pay and you get great service. One advantage of using Hulu is that you are not interrupted by ads when you are watching your favorite movies and TV programmes on your iPad.

Other great options for you

You can also download very good apps like Plex, SlingBox and Funny or Die. This list is not exhaustive by any means. I have only tried to list the most popular apps for your iPad. In case you need more information you can just open this link How-to: Connect iPad to TV Guide. Download the best apps and you can enjoy movies on your iPad.

Family Movies

Who doesn’t love sitting down on the weekend, gathering the family together and watching a nice fun family movie – all for free online. It is possible to watch free movies and TV shows online for free, thanks to free movie streaming websites.

There are some very nice family movies available to watch online for free including

Lucky Dog – This movie was made in 2014 and runs for 1 hour and 28 minutes. Lucky Dog is just a wonderful movie that is suitable for your whole family. Lucky is owned by Travis (who is played by Bryce Johnson – from *Pretty Little Liars*) – he is a divorced father of two who is completely dedicated to his children, his job as an architect and to most of all his dog and best friend Lucky (who is voiced by actor David Deluise).

Everything is running smoothly until Travis starts dating Amber – a fellow architect (played by Boti Bliss from *CSI: Miami*). Lucky usually chases away all the women Travis dates but this time Lucky is in love too – with Amber’s dog – Amy (who is voiced by Cat Deely). Lucky decides he likes how things are but trouble brews when Travis and Amber compete against each other in a design contest and Amber starts falling for a wealthy client. Can Lucky save the day and get everyone under the one roof?

Angel Dog – This movie was made in 2011 and runs for one hour 30 minutes, starring John Michael Davis, Farah White and Richard Dillard. Angel Dog is a heartwarming story about a dog named Cooper who is the sole survivor of a terrible accident, Jake who lost his wife and children in the accident is NOT a dog person and he resents Cooper for surviving an accident that took his family. Eventually Jake bonds with Cooper and it’s through this bond he finds the willpower to get up of a morning and to move forwards from his tragic loss.

Abner – The Invisible Dog – This movie was released in 2013 runs for 1 hour 30 minutes and stars David DeLuise, David Chokachi and Daniel Zykov. In this fun family movie we find it’s Chad Sheppard’s birthday and is he in for a big surprise – not something he was expecting at all… his big furry sheepdog Abner can not only talk – he can vanish into thin air as well. Unfortunately Chad has enough problems to deal with including fighting off two bullies who want to ruin his chances with the girl next door. Home alone Chad and Abner have to fight off the bad guys, get the girl AND save the day.

Sales of Blu-Ray Players and Discs Are Increasing With The Help Of Online Streaming

Many have predicted the downfall of the physical media discs. But they just may have to hold off on those predictions; at least for a little while. And the reason for this just may have to do with the main cause of its “so-called” demise; streaming online content. According to a new report by NPD Group, sales of Blu-ray Disc Players are still rising. The NPD Group states there was a 9 percent increase in the number of household using a player in the first quarter of this year. And that 15 percent of U.S consumers admitted to using a player in the last 6 months prior to March, 2011.

There are many reasons for the increases in sales. The fact that manufacturers are always adding new features to players while still dropping prices is a big factor. And consumers are seeing the value of movie combos packs (various types of discs all in one package). Also, consumers are finally realizing the superior quality of blu-rays. Before many were content with the quality of DVDs, saying it was good enough. But as TV technology gets better, consumers know if they want to get the most value out of their HDTV, the only way is with a player. But the main reason could lie in the fact that 50 percent of consumers intending on purchasing a player in the near future, will do so because they want access to subscription video downloading services such as Netflix.

Of course, players are not the only way consumers can access Netflix and other streaming services. There is competition from Apple TV, Roku, Boxee Box and other devices. So why would consumers choose a Blu-ray Player? Mainly because consumers like getting more value for their money. For the same price as the online streaming boxes, you can get a player that has all the same online streaming.

Adding online streaming services to players seemed like a no-brainer. Manufacturers understood the appeal of online streaming media services. While the movies and TV shows from online streaming can not match the video and audio quality physical discs. Consumers like the convenience factor and a seemly unlimited supply of content that comes with online streaming. Instead of fighting this new trend, they quickly began to equip their players with tons of online streaming apps. And it soon became apparent that players were just as much about online streaming as they were about playing physical discs.

However, while the popularity of digital media is growing, blu-ray consumers seem to be deciding to purchase more discs for their players as well. NPD states in their report that Blu-ray sales are making up the loss of DVD customers. While sales of physical media discs are declining, the decline is being slowed down due to Blu-ray sales. Which keep increasing every year. So services like Netflix are actually helping sell more players as well as more discs.