(Best Free & Paid Movie Apps for iOS) – Smartphones offer us lots of entertaining things to avoid boredom, right? And one of the most popular entertaining things is watching movies. I believe you will also agree with that statement as you’re interested in reading this post 😀
Yeah, watching movies on iPhone and iPad is always a fun experience, but using the right apps make it even better. What movie app are you using on your iOS device currently? Is it the best? Or you just got a new iPhone and are looking for a good app to watch free movies? Well, this article will have you covered!
I know looking for a good app sometimes is struggling and painful. That’s why I have compiled the list of best movie apps for iPhone & iPad and will be showing you in this article. Just follow it and you don’t have to waste your time being immersed in tons of crap apps out there anymore.
(Download Netflix) – No doubt, Netflix is one of the biggest players in the media streaming market. This is a subscription-based media streaming services that you pay for monthly in return for unlimited streaming of TV shows and films. The Netflix movie app for iOS gives you great-looking streaming movies and shows, controls are smooth and performance is reliable.
Once you have logged-in to your account the app lists what you’ve recently watched and lets you carry on from where you left off. Moreover, if you are watching a movie and suddenly close the app, the next time you load it, you’ll have the option to resume playback from your drop-off point. There are also lists of recommended films and TV shows, popular titles from Facebook and so on.
2. Amazon Prime Video
(Download) For those who want to stream 4K at the lowest possible price, Amazon Prime Video is the cheapest bet. If you want Amazon Prime Video but don’t want the other benefits of a Prime membership, the price is a flat £5.99 per month.
Want to know Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix which is best for you? Then read this article. It covered every aspect as price, video quality, app performance, content for kids, TV shows,…
3. Free Movie App for iOS: MovieBox
MovieBox is the big monster when it comes to free movie apps for iPhone & iPad. The app is completely free, and it features a number of customization options, allowing you to choose between several quality settings and more.
Here you will get TV series, trailers, and movies, not only for streaming but you can also download your favorite videos to watch offline.
MovieBox is a great movie app, but it does not available to download on the App Store. You have to install it via some app markets such as VShare or Tutu Helper. However, the installation process is quite easy as these app markets’ interface are similar to the App Store. You can install it within few minutes.
4. Free Movie App for iOS: Crackle
(Download) Crackle is a Video On Demand service that works directly with Sony tablets as is Sony-owned, but also available for iPhone, iPad and other Android devices. The app provides free movies and TV shows with no subscription costs.
The main screen shows special categories such as most popular, featured, or recently added. The app’s interface is really fluent and intuitive, allowing you to quickly search & manage the movies & TV shows you want to watch.
Crackle features many original programs like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Joe Dirt 2, Sports Jeopardy!, SuperMansion, Snatch and more. In fact, you can find all types of movies in it, also including stream cartoon movies and Japanese Anime series.
As I have experienced, the app works really well on slow Internet connection, video playback is great and no authentication or cable subscription is required. The downside of Crackle is sometimes it crashed and the TV collection consists mostly of TV shows aired in the US.
5. Free Movie App for iOS: Tubi TV
(Download) You love having a ton of great movies and TV shows on your iPhone & iPad but don’t want to pay a monthly fee for it? Then Tubi TV can be on your radar.
Tubi TV basically is a movie streaming service that is similar to Netflix and Hulu. It also provides users with standard features such as watch lists, subtitle support, bandwidth selector,… What is cool about this app is it has an interesting category named “Not on Netflix” – which, as you might guess, is where you can find contents that are not available on Netflix.
Tubi TV is completely free and they make a profit by showing ads. You can choose to have an account or not, it doesn’t require. But having an account allows you to sync your movies across devices, save favorite movies and shows to find later.
6. Free Movie App for iOS: SnagFilms
(Download) SnagFilms has over 5,000 movies, TV show episodes, eye-opening documentaries and exclusive original comedy shorts. It also has interest gay & lesbian movies, international foreign films, and much more!
What specifically can you look forward to watching on SnagFilms?
- The app provides you with full-length movies divided into many categories including action, adventure, drama, horror, science fiction, comedy, and romance. Some hard-to-find indie movies can be found in this app as well.
- Foreign films: Africa movies, Spanish-language movies, Asian movies including Japanese, Chinese, and Korea.
- Full-length documentaries including history, politics, finance and economics, science,…
- Full-episode and complete, full season TV shows, original comedies
- Special interest topics: thought-provoking & funny gay, lesbian and LGBT films
Users have an option to login with Facebook, Google, Twitter or email and then they can sync between platforms and devices. SnagFilms’s search function allow you to search for films and sort movies by genre, topic and run time.
7. Disney Movies Anywhere
(Download) This is a must-have app for Disney fans. With Disney Movies Anywhere, you can watch your eligible Disney, Disney Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies anywhere you go.
If you have tried different services or maybe switched from an Android to Apple and don’t want to lose the titles you already bought, you can connect your accounts in the Settings section and it will automatically sync every movie you’ve purchased via Disney Movies Anywhere.
The app also has the built-in parental controls that allow you to adjust the settings to only play movies of a certain rating. You can read more about the app’s features and accessibility here.
(Download) Yidio started as a web-based service that offers on online TV and movie guide. Its database contains more than a million programs from hundreds of streaming video providers. With the iOS app, you can turn your device into an all-in-one TV and movie guide.
Yidio allows you to access big service providers including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, iTunes, Crackle,… and always updates its programming list so you won’t miss the latest episodes of your favorite shows. The app also supports AirPlay – which means you can mirror content to your computer or Apple TV easily.
(Download) Hotstar is another free movie app for iPhone on the App Store that has great customer ratings.
In terms of content, you can watch full episodes of your favorite shows; Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and Bengali movies in addition to live cricket & other sports. Hotstar gives live scores and the latest updates, free streaming of videos and video highlights.
One of the most useful features of the app is it lets you download videos to watch later. But as video sizes are often quite large, you’ll need a good network connection to make sure it don’t interrupt download process.
10. Flipps TV
(Download) The Flipps TV app can deliver more than 100 channels of content to your iOS or Android device, most of it for free. And if you own a smart TV (or even an above-average-intelligence one) you can watch all of that at home on the big screen.
The free movie services include the following Crackle, Osiris Entertainment, and Kit Parker Films, containing some feature titles like The Mermaids of Tiburon, The Slime People, and The Bride and the Beast.
Besides movies, you will be able to find plenty of music video channels, mainstream news like CNN, New York Times, BBC; old cartoons, educational programs like National Geographic, NASA; lifestyle content like Glamour, Cosmo, Maxim, and fitness shows. However, sports fans will be disappointed as it lacks content from NFL and Major League Baseball.
Bonus: Movie Apps for Movie Lovers
This is a great app by Apple that allows you to watch movie trailers of upcoming and released movies. Once you have installed iTunes Movie Trailers, you have access to hundreds of movie trailers, clips, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and images. You can even explore a year-long calendar of movie releases, find showtimes near you, and get ticket info directly from your iPhone or iPad.
With Fandango Movies, you can browse showtimes by movie or theater, make a wish list of movies that you don’t want to miss out on, watch trailers, exclusive interviews and browse movie photos. You can also find theaters and their amenities using iOS location features, view them in a list of map & get directions.
Once you’ve found the movie and the theater you want to watch it, you can pre-purchase your movie tickets (if available at your theater) without having to go to the box office first.