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Movies and TV

HBO Now

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HBO finally caved and created a subscription-based streaming app, no cable subscription required. HBO Now offers Game of Thrones, and many of the other great shows on the channel. It now works with Chromecast, too, so you can stream it on the big screen. If you’re not casting, the iPad is the idea place to watch your shows, as opposed to the small iPhone screen. Be prepared to spend $15 a month for it, though.

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iTunes

PBS Video

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The PBS app lets you stream almost every show on the public TV channel in the app. Masterpiece hits like Poldark, Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Wolf Hall, as well as Nature, NOVA, and more are all available. New shows are added daily, and older episodes stick around for a while, so you’ll always have something educational to watch. The app can be customized to have shows from your local station, and it works with Chromecast, so you can stream it on the big screen.

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iTunes

Netflix

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Netflix is an absolute essential app, especially on the iPad. Tons of films, TV shows, and random documentaries about drug cartels that look great on the Retina display. Subscription starts at $8 a month.

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iTunes

Hulu

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No cable? No problem. Hulu is the place to go for catching up on all of the shows on television right now. Most network and cable channels have shows available. Subscription to Hulu Plus starts at $8 a month.

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iTunes

Amazon Instant Video

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For Amazon Prime subscribers who take advantage of the large video library provided by Amazon, this is the app of choice. Rent, purchase, and stream tons of videos. Amazon Prime subscription run $100 a year.

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iTunes

IMDB

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What good is all this streamable content if you can’t remember the names of the shows and movies or actors that you want to watch? IMDB is the answer, plus it provides movie news and showtimes.

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iTunes

YouTube

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YouTube used to be included in iOS until the Apple-Google breakup, but you should put it right back on your iPad. It’s the best place to watch user-submitted content, and a great place to get your fix of cute animal videos.

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iTunes

Fandango

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If you want to reserve your tickets for a film before heading to the theater, Fandango is the way to go. This app is the difference between catching a film on opening night and heading home empty handed.

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iTunes

iTunes Movie Trailers

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Apple offers its own app for watching movie trailers and it’s pretty handy. It shows you what’s popular, what’s in theaters near you right now, and when you can check out upcoming films that haven’t been released yet.

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iTunes

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