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Doreenpv Level 1 Level 1
I am very new to this subject and I have no idea how to watch movies. Are there instructions on here for me to follow??

Windows 7
Reply by PogoPossum on Mar 18, 2011 3:38 PM Helpful
Go to and click on "videos".

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  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7
    You sync a movie and play it from the iTunes app
  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3
    Welcome to Apple Discussions

    First you have to go to the Videos app on your Home Screen if you have videos currently on your iPad. If you have no videos, you must go to the iTunes app and tap 'Videos' at the black bar at the bottom.

    It is there you can buy and rent movies and view them on your iPad, computer (through iTunes), or Apple TV.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4
    Welcome to Apple discussions!

    You purchase the movie using iTunes. When you sync the iPad the movie will be there.

    Most studios will include a digital copy of the movie that can be imported into iTunes as well.
  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4
    Go to and click on "videos".
  • Doreenpv Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you all so much. You guys are great. I am gonna try it now.
  • adnixon Level 1 Level 1
    Excellent question how you approach the issue is to resolve what will be the video/movie source and how it is streamed to the iPad.

    You can download the movie to your iTunes Library install on the iPad a WiFi program called Air Video which is available from the Apps Store and this will allow you to stream media via a WiFi enabled LAN 'Local Area Network' including Music, Movies, Podcasts for viewing on the iPad. You need the latest version of the iPad iOS4.3 as well as iTunes to be downloaded and installed. In addition you also need to download the Server software to the Desktop computer where the iTunes library resides. Make sure that you get the latest Beta version of the AirVideo Server software 2.4.5-Beta5

    In addition in Australia you can access over the internet our National Broadcaster the 'ABC' and their Video/Movie Streaming Service called iView. To avail yourself of that media requires a program of the same name to be downloaded from the Apps Store and installed on the iPad. To view media streamed over the Internet for best result you need a high speed broadband connection like ADSL/2 that runs at a minimum of 1.1 Mbps = 1026 Kbps or better.

    With either program be it AirVideo and/or iView if you have an AppleTV HDMI connected to a compatible LCD TV allows you to stream using the latest Apple technology called Airplay not only the Audio 'Music' but now the Video media to that device for listening or viewing in HD on a TV so the iPad kinda works like a remote streaming device.

    What is nice about the AppleTV 'a separate Device' is that not only can you stream iView and iTunes media using AirVideo and have it projected in HD on the TV but AppleTV also allows you to access your iTunes library directly over you home WiFi network without the need for the AirVideo program.

    I guess by now you are probably sorry you asked. Does it all work well in my environment without fault is it exciting well yes because on this occasion Apple have nailed it. Good Luck Ant...

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  • Doreenpv Level 1 Level 1
    Am I missing something here??

    I went to the ITunes app. There I was able to select either music or video or TV shows. Once I tried that I hit preview and the rental fee appeared. It all seems pretty easy to do and very reasonable for 30 day usage.

    Is this not correct??
  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3
    This is partially correct. Youc an rent movies and have them for 30 days, but once you press 'Play' you have 24 hours to watch it, and in those 24 hours you may watch it as many times as you want.

  • Doreenpv Level 1 Level 1
    I see.

    So if I am traveling and want to watch a movie on the plane...I need to download it the night before and once on board....hit this correct??
  • Doreenpv Level 1 Level 1
    So you really aren't renting it for viewing for an entire 30 are merely renting it for a 24 hr period.
  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3
    Yes and Yes.
  • Doreenpv Level 1 Level 1
  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3
    Unless of course the plane has WiFi.
  • Doreenpv Level 1 Level 1
    One last question...Can I purchase movies the same way as renting? I assume that would be more $$.

    And if yes...are they stored on my IPad to be watched at my discretion?
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