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6 Best iPad Apps for Video Lovers

So you’ve just taken in a shiny new iPad. Great, but you’ll soon realise that on its own the iPad doesn’t do that much.

A beautiful 9.7-inch high-resolution display makes iPad perfect for watching any kind of video: from HD movies and TV shows to podcasts and music videos.

We’ve scoured the 3,500 dedicated iPad apps to bring you what we think are the six best iPad apps available at the moment (early April) to get you started when it comes to video and movies, and help you make the most of that brilliant 9.7-inch screen.

Best iPad Apps – AirVideo
is a dual iPhone and iPad app that lets you stream movies and videos from a Mac or PC  to your iPad (and iPhone) so you don’t have to worry about filling up your precious storage space.

Best iPad Apps – IMdb
We’ve all been there. That moment where you are watching a movie and you see an actor that you recognise but just can’t place. Here IMdb turns your iPad into a massive movie database so you can quickly search a movie and solve the riddle at the press of a button.

Best iPad Apps – Rowmote Pro
While Apple offers it’s own iTunes / Apple TV remote for free for the iPhone, it hasn’t got around to offering a dedicated iPad version yet, so if you want to control your music or videos from the couch you’ve got to double up the Rowmote Pro app – not great.

Best iPad Apps – TV Catchup
Not an app per se, TV catchup is still worth a look and an icon on your home page if you want to watch television in the UK on your iPad.

Best iPad Apps – Joost
Yep it’s still going and yep it has a dedicated iPad app so you can watch the latest Joost videos for free when you’re bored at home with nothing on the television.

Best iPad Apps – Vimeo and YouTube
YouTube is a dedicated app already installed on your iPad that will let you surf the site’s featured videos, its top rated offerings, its most viewed, your favourites, your subscriptions, your videos that you’ve actually uploaded from elsewhere and your viewing history. It’s basic, but works well, giving you a laugh when you need it.