Find a comfortable seat and a choice pair of headphones because with Amazon's announcement of their iPad-based Instant Video app, you'll be spending a lot more time getting cozy with your tablet and catching up on missed films and TV seasons. Amazon Prime members will have free access to over 20,000 media titles, and anyone can shop from the more than 120,000 videos available in Instant Video. Plus, since you're the multi-gadget tech-savvy type, wherever you leave off in a video automatically synchs across any other devices where Instant Video is accessed.
Amazon Instant Video isn't the only option for iPad entertainment, though; here, we break down our top picks for on-the-go viewing:
- Hulu Plus ($8 per month) — Said goodbye to cable? Upgrade to Hulu Plus for basic cable mainstays like The Colbert Report.
- Netflix ($8 per month) — The one that brought streaming video to our living room, Netflix's search by genre function lets you build up your personalized queue of movies and TV.
- HBO Go — Sign in through your cable provider and watch the drama of HBO TV anywhere. Sign up for a show's Series Pass and new episodes will automatically update to your app.
- ABC Player — Watch the network's sitcoms and guilty pleasure soaps (ahem, Revenge) all for free.
- Crackle — Operated by Sony, Crackle's library includes some of our favorites for free: Starship Troopers, The Fifth Element, and Groundhog Day to name a few of the hundreds.
Which streaming video iPad app do you use most?