Best streaming-video apps for iOS

I take a look at the best apps on iOS for watching YouTube videos, movies, and TV shows from around the Web.

Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

Netflix needs little in the way of introduction as the app for iOS that lets subscribers watch movies and TV shows on the service's Instant Watch library. While the streaming service isn't nearly as strong as the Netflix DVD library, it's great to have the option to pick from several shows to watch on an iOS device wherever you are.

The Netflix app's straightforward design starts off with a home screen that shows your most recently viewed and incomplete shows at the top for easy access, then featured content like Top Picks and popular shows. You can swipe up to view more content from various genres, then swipe left to view more shows from each genre.

Although the app itself is free, you will still need to subscribe to Netflix to take advantage. It will run you about $8 a month, but if you want to watch videos and shows on the go, the Netflix app is worth the price.

About the author

Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.


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