Video streaming services are the best way to catch up on TV shows, movies and more while you’re on the go. And the best way to view them is on your iPad, so we’ve compiled some of the top streaming video apps that you should download (given you have the service0).

12. Watch ESPN

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Sports enthusiasts will definitely want to download Watch ESPN since it provides lots of your favorite  favorite live sports and shows from ESPN on your tablet device. It provides live streaming access to ESPN networks like ESPN 2, NBA Regular Season and Playoffs, ESPN Shows and so much more.

11. PBS

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The free app will let you watch full-length PBS productions (if you’re into PBS), including its popular news programs like FRONTLINE and the PBS Newshour. The app doesn’t allow you to watch everything that PBS offers yet, but it’s useful to check in on your favorite shows and provides videos on what’s new.

10. ABC

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ABC has a lot of TV’s most popular shows and now you can watch them on your iPad whenever you want, making it a great way to catch up on episodes that you missed.

9. CW Network

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If you’re into all the youth dramas that the CW Network has to offer, then you should think about downloading the app that connects you to your favorite shows like Gossip Girl, 90210 and other cheesy teen dramas.

8. Crackle

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Free movies on your iPad? Yup, thanks to Crackle! You get to watch loads of flicks like Step Brothers, Big Daddy and more for free with this awesome app you need to download, like, NOW!

7. Showtime Anytime

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If you pay for Showtime, then make sure to download the Showtime Anytime app for your iPad, which allows you to watch Showtime whenever and wherever you want. It’s free with your subscription via participating TV providers.


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Here’s another great app to get if you pay for HBO! The streaming service from HBO that lets you enjoy your favorite HBO shows, movies, comedy specials, sports, documentaries and more for free with your subscription.

5. YouTube

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Download the YouTube app to watch all sorts of interesting videos that will literally keep you entertained for ever!

4. Amazon Instant Video

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If you’re an Amazon Prime member, then this app will let you watch thousands of titles on your iPad. But you can also rent or purchase videos using the app if you’r not.

3. DISH Anywhere

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If you have DISH, then this app lets you take your TV with on the go so you can watch every TV channel you get at home on your iPad.

2. Hulu Plus

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Hulu Plus is great if you’re a TV fanatic and the app allows you to enjoy unlimited instant streaming of current hit TV shows (a paid subscription is needed)

1. Netflix

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Netflix is still the world’s leading subscription service for streaming movies and TV shows, which is why this subscription-based service tops our list of video streaming apps to download on your iPad!

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.