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7 Free Ways to Watch Movies on iPhone & iPad

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7 Free Ways to Watch Movies on iPhone & iPad

iPhone AppStore is full of free movie apps for streaming Hollywood hits on your Apple gadget. These apps let you watch films offline or online on the go. All you need to have is a stable Wi-Fi or 3G/4G Internet connection. Learn about 7 best ways to watch movies on iPhone.

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iTunes is the most obvious movie download center for iPhone. It is a default iPhone marketplace where films and music can be bought with your Apple ID.


Unfortunately, iTunes doesn’t offer you any free movies, but you can rent one for a small price. It is a legal and simple way to watch movies on iPhone. iTunes movie collection is huge and the store is populated with famous and Indie content. Moreover, you can buy foreign movies to practice language learning.

Freemake Video Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader is desktop freeware for downloading videos from YouTube and other movie sites. You can export downloaded movies to your iPhone absolutely free. Do the following:

  1. Download YouTube Video Downloader for free;
  2. Find the movie you want to watch. Paste its URL in the Downloader;
  3. Select the movie resolution and MP4 format;
  4. Choose Convert to iPod/iPhone as an Action;
  5. Check the Export to iTunes box next to the Action;
  6. Click the Download & Convert button. The program will upload the ready movie into your iTunes video library.
  7. Sync your PC iTunes library with your iPhone and enjoy the movie!

Freemake Video Downloader Movie Export to iTunes

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Hulu Plus

Hulu app is a key free movie app for your iPhone. Hulu movie library is immense and includes Hollywood greatest hits of all times and fresh releases from movie theaters. Hulu Plus is also known for big choice of kids’ movies and Disney animation. Hulu lets you stream movies without downloading them. Unfortunately, Hulu is notorious for the commercials that you can’t get rid of even after Hulu Plus $7.99 subscription purchase. But there are a lot of popular TV shows and episodes and the service contains a smart movie recommendation system you can rely on. Check Hulu Movie Clip feature overview:

Amazon Prime Video


Amazon Prime subscription isn’t free as you get from the name. But it’s a reliable movie app option for those who want to download movies offline and watch them on iPhone without Internet access. Amazon Prime includes top titles from Disney, Pixar, Fox, Paramount, Columbia Pictures and others. Amazon is the strongest competitor to iTunes on iPhone as it also provides movies, music, TV shows, books and other content for entertainment. Watch Amazon Prime review by Cnet:


SnagFilms is a free movie app for watching Indie movies online on any device for free. The service offers a 5,000+ catalog of popular movies and shows: thrillers, comedies, dramas, documentary, cartoons, family movies, etc. If you expect to find top Hollywood blockbusters, SnagFilms app can’t help you with it. However, there are many award-winning Indie films that are worth your attention. SnagFilms won’t let you download videos offline, instead, it enables you to stream movies with commercials. The app is simple in use. You should create an account and browse the video library. You can add movies to a queue and go back to your playback History. One minor disadvantage of SnagFilms is the absence of closed-captioning in its video player.


Crackle: Movies & TV

Crackle: Movies & TV is an iOS app, absolutely free to download and watch movies. Every month some new films are added. For the movies are all free, there is a hidden cost – a lot of ads inside videos. If you can bear it and you live in US, Canada, Australia, Brazil or Latin America, try this app. Except for ads, Crackle is a good app to test. There are many old movies of the XX century, plus the video player supports subtitles for smooth video experience. So if you are looking for something unique, Crackle is what you need.

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Netflix is one of the most popular movie streaming app for iPhone. You might know Netflix for its old DVD rental service; by the way, it’s still alive. Netflix iPhone app has a great interface and all the popular and up-to-date movies and shows inside. One month free trial is available, so your mission is to watch everything as quick as possible! Here’s a Netflix iPhone experience overview:

And do you know any other ways to get movies on iPhone free?



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