If you travel for work, spend nights away from home or just have a really long commute, watching movies on your iPhone is a great way to pass the time. Whether you want to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or an age-old classic, there’s a movie app that can help you track it down. Here are seven of the best options for iPhone:
ITunes is the default way to watch movies on your iPhone. It’s a simple and legal option with the latest releases available to buy and older films available to rent. All you need is an Apple ID and a payment method to choose from a huge movie collection.
2. Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime requires an annual subscription. For the price you pay, you get a library of free to watch movies including old classics, releases from a year ago and more recent indie options. And if you have your heart set on a blockbuster, you can also rent or buy titles through the app.
Whilst you can’t find the latest blockbusters on Rewinder, you can find a whole host of public domain movies. The app claims to have the largest library of free films including Charlie Chaplin classics, a range of Hitchcock thrillers and some B-movie horrors too.
In return for a monthly subscription fee (varying in price depending on how many devices you want to link to the account) you can watch a great selection of movies, past and present, indie and mainstream. You may have to wait a little while before the most recent movie releases to appear but when they do you can be sure of the quality.
Featuring over 5000 independent movies and documentaries, Snagfilms isn’t the place to find big blockbusters. However, this app helps you to find lesser known gems of the movie world that might otherwise pass you by, including some award-winning titles. Movies are available to stream with ads but you can’t download to watch offline, meaning you’d probably want to unlock your phone before using Snagfilms overseas.
Crackle offers a selection of movies for free but with adverts. Recent movie releases are available for a limited time before new titles move in to replace them. The app has lots of well-known classics to choose from too.
Hulu is a streaming subscription service. Users can watch for free with adverts. There’s also the choice of two monthly payment plans, one with fewer adverts and one without. Both plans give you access to a long list of movie classics and releases from a year or so ago. Adding Showtime to your subscription means you get the latest Hollywood releases too.
So wherever you travel to next, be it for work or for fun, there’s no need to be bored on the way. Download one of these great apps and get your movie fix on the road.