5 iOS video streaming apps

One of the awesome things about today’s technology is that we don’t have to wait for our favorite shows on TV anymore. We can simply watch them on the Internet without having to suffer through those long commercial breaks. Through video streaming apps, we can even watch TV shows on our smartphones and tablets.

Which video streaming app is best for you, though?

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Air Playit HDFree (iPad)

Stream media from your computer to your iPad through this app. Music, movies, and photos are just some of the media content this app can stream. A cool feature of the app is that you can set up permissions for kids, so restricted content won’t be available to them. The app also sets itself up as a web server, giving you access to your media even when you’re away from home.

Air Video$2.99 (iPad)

Air Video supports video out through the dock connector, allowing you to connect your device to your television whenever you feel the need to watch your favorite series online. It also allows you to stream videos purchased in iTunes by streaming these videos through Safari.

EyeTV$4.99 (Mac, iPad, iPhone)

Enhance your TV viewing experience with the EyeTV app. Run EyeTV on your Mac and hook it up to your TV. It works not only as a live TV, but also as a DVR that can record endless hours’ worth of shows to your Mac or iPad. This app also features a remote interface, so Mac minis and other Macs can be used as home theater computers. The mobile version of the app for the iPad and iPhone also supports video output, which lets you view content on a different screen or projector.

Video Stream$2.99 (iPad)

An app that works great with 3G and Wi-Fi and has an easy to use user interface, Video Stream lets you stream videos from your computer to your iPad. Another cool feature is that it supports user accounts, which limits access to certain folders.  You will never have to worry about your kids accessing your R-rated films again.


When it comes to streaming movies and TV shows, Netflix is the greatest. And the iPad is an awesome way to watch Netflix, since you can hook up the app to a big screen and make those marathons even more enjoyable. The app provides access to the Netflix website and will allow playback of any Instant Streaming video. The app itself can be downloaded free, but, if you want to enjoy it to the fullest, you may have to buy subscriptions.

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Louise Mosqueda

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