Watching Movies and TV On Your iPhone

There is a lot of choice when it comes to watching movies or TV shows on your iPhone. If you…

Peter Willis



There is a lot of choice when it comes to watching movies or TV shows on your iPhone. If you need some help and advice, phones 4 U ( is a great place to start; they can let you know what apps are best for each phone.

Sky Go is a great app for watching movies on your iPhone. This app is handy for sky subscribers, as it lets them access live broadcasts from many channels including the Sky Movies channels for your phone. 4OD, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and TV catch up are great (free) app downloads you can get for your phone. You can catch up on any programmes you missed, although you need to be connected to Wi-Fi to watch these.

Some apps you may not have heard of, such as Tap TV and Crackle are perhaps the best for watching movies. Tap TV allows you to watch cartoon programmes (great for keeping the kids quiet) and movies on your iPhone. The only negative to this app is that you need a Wi-Fi connection to stream them. Once streamed you will have no problem watching them, so just make sure you stream it before you leave! Crackle specialises in movies. The great thing about this app is that it allows you to watch movies over Wi-Fi and 3G, which is great if you’re on the move.

A more popular app is Netflix. Although this one isn’t free (you have to subscribe to it to be able to watch everything they have to offer whenever you want), it is probably one of the better choices when it comes to the range of movies and programmes available.

All of the above applications are great for watching movies and programmes on your iPhone. The best ones are probably the ones which you can watch with a Wi-Fi connection. Although this may be a bit of a pain, the quality is much better and you don’t have to mess around losing 3G and have a glitch halfway through. BBC iPlayer, TV Catch up, Sky Go and ITV Player are the best for programmes, whilst Netflix, although not free, is the best for choice in movies.