The new iPad (iPad 3rd generation) comes with a big, bright 9.7-inch high-resolution (2048-by-1536) display which makes it ideal for watching movies and TV. Plenty of developers and media companies have figured this out, so there there are tons of leading video apps that you can get from the App Store to watch TV and movies on your iPad 3, thus enhancing user experience with higher resolution, social integration, and–for our fickle attention spans–the ability to browse titles while watching something else. I’ve got a round 7 best iPad apps for watching video, to help you consume your favorite televisions shows and movies to the utmost.
Note: This article only convers the general apps, not channel-specific apps like the ABC Player and HBO Go; apps that play videos on your TV, like EyeTV and SlingPlayer; or content-specific apps like MLB.com At Bat 11. Some popular social video apps are also excluded – such as Showyou and Boxee, which highlight videos shared by friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube, including TED talks.
The remaining contenders are the preloaded iTunes and YouTube App, as well as the streaming video apps Clicker, Crackle, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Snagfilms, and Xfinity TV. READ MORE »