Although nothing beats watching a movie on a massive, 60-inch HDTV, sometimes it’s a little bit inconvenient if you’ve got to watch something on the go, or if you’ve got family members who are always fighting over who’s in control of the remote and you’d just like to curl up and watch your favorite movies and shows. Thankfully, with smartphone screens becoming bigger and bigger and tablet screens being no shrinking violets either, it’s pretty handy to know how to watch all your favorite TV on your portable device. From apps to websites and add-ons, here’s some of the best ways to watch TV on your smartphone or tablet.
Most TV channels will also provide some sort of TV catch up app that you can download straight onto your smartphone or tablet, enabling you to watch all the recent shows that you’ve missed by streaming through your internet connection. Your internet or even your TV provider might also provide an app that you can download for free once you’re a customer, so it might be worth checking out their website to see if they offer such a service. If they don’t and you would like to swap to a provider that offers an on-the-go TV experience, check out this provider who’ll let you watch all your favorite shows, wherever you are.
A hugely popular video streaming site, it’s entirely possible to find full length TV episodes, feature length movies, and all the latest movie trailers on YouTube (and you probably thought it was all just funny videos of cats). If you can’t find a catch up app that you like or need to find something in a hurry, you can access YouTube straight from your tablet or smartphone’s browser, and you’ll usually be able to download an app for it as well – although many of the latest Android and Apple smartphones will have the app preinstalled when you buy the phone, so double check to make sure you’ve not already got it. It’s a great, free way to stream videos online, although bear in mind that you might not always find all the shows and movies that you’re looking for.
TV Streaming Websites
Although there’s a wide variety of apps available for catching up on your favorite TV, there’s also a bunch of websites out there that are just as good, although you’ll need to access them from your smartphone or tablet’s browser feature. Sites such as Netflix are optimized for smartphone and tablet use, and although this site doesn’t have a wide variety of what’s been on TV recently, you can find a wide range of many films and programs to suit a variety of tastes.
So, if you’re going on a long trip and you’re worried that you’ll miss your favorite episode of Law and Order (or whatever else you’re watching) rest assured, we have you covered! Watching TV on your tablet or smartphone is easier than ever, just remember to pack your charger…