By Kent Crehan*, Guest Author (For Guest post, Refer Terms ) Movies are one of the most enjoyable things you can do with any gadget that h...
By Kent Crehan*, Guest Author (For Guest post, Refer Terms)
Movies are one of the most enjoyable things you can do with any gadget that has a screen. When you fire up your iPad and intend to watch a movie, you've got a ton of choices for apps. While a lot of those apps are made for a specific category or "channel," some other apps are more general and allow you to access a lot of different content. The following are some of the best out there.
Clicker is the kind of app that binds a lot of other apps together. Through Clicker, you can search for a massive variety of different movies and shows that cross every genre known to human kind. If you can think of a genre, you can watch a lot of its best representatives through Clicker.
MetaMovies does more than just let you watch films. Many of the movies available through this app were made specifically for it. MetaMovies gives you a lot of access to short films and documentaries that are independently made and not affiliated with any other channels or apps.
If you like to get to the theater but don't like to spend much time doing research, this is the app for you. With Global Movies, you can check out what's playing, where and when at any time. This is a great option if you love to take in lots of flicks and like to make your decisions in advance. It's also a great app to have if you're in an unfamiliar city and want a little comfortable escapism.
Netflix is the best way to find unbelievable numbers of movies. While it is a paid subscription service, Netflix more than makes up for this slight limitation by being all things to all movie lovers. If it's out, you can find it and watch it immediately.
The other movie apps in this list are less specific, but TED Talks is worth mentioning because it deals with a special niche -- educational talks. TED speakers are chosen because they're great, and this app is the most effectively organized way to learn something useful without having to sift through a bunch of garbage and jokes on YouTube.
The movie world on the iPad is a huge one, and many apps are geared to one genre or another. However, some apps tower over the rest. The above apps are quite possibly the only movie apps you'll need in the foreseeable future.
About the Author: Kent Crehan is a huge fan of movies and is always looking for ways to find his favorite oldies as well as new releases. When he's not working or writing movie reviews, Kent can usually be found sipping on the oolong tea he got from www.goldenmoontea.com while researching health and alternative medicine benefits.