Calling all TV lovers: this list of apps has been created with you in mind! All of these share a common theme and that’s a love of TV. With these apps you’ll be able to enjoy some of your favorite shows and networks while on the go plus you will even find tools that provide you with details about programs you love, the stars, the storylines, and get scheduling details.
The best iPad apps for TV shows
24 Sep 2021, by  Cherry Mae Torrevillas
With Hulu, the iPad app for TV shows you can watch thousands of TV shows and movies, exclusive Originals, past seasons, current episodes, and more. If you're an existing Hulu TV shows subscriber, you have the option to watch Live TV for sports, news, and can’t-miss events on the device of your choice. That means you can enjoy all your TV in one place with a personalized plan that works for you—Hulu, Hulu (No Ads), or Hulu +Live TV. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. Stream movies, discover new shows, and more. Here’s what you have access to on all Hulu plans:
- A curated TV experience—get personalized recommendations every time you watch
- Personalized profiles—create up to 6 profiles so everyone can keep track of their shows, movies, networks, and more
- My Stuff—track your favorites by adding shows, networks, and movies for quick access across your devices
- Watch at home or on the go—all on your TV, smartphone, or tablet
- Premium networks—Get networks including HBO®, SHOWTIME®, CINEMAX®, and STARZ® for an additional monthly subscription fee
100% legal offers in this TV app for iPad. Find out where to stream movies or TV shows online. The Justwatch TV shows app lists all offers for over 100 streaming providers in the US. Easily find where to stream movies and TV shows online amongst over 100 legal providers in the United States, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video.
- 100% legal: find where to watch movies and TV shows online through paid subscriptions, free streaming, streaming with ads, renting and buying (as download)
- Filters: select your favorite services amongst 100+ available and filter different attributes like movie genre or release year.
- Search Engine: 60,000+ movies and TV shows listed, with their trailers, synopsis, cast, ratings and VOD offers.
- Timeline: stay up-to-date with the daily list of new releases for movies and TV shows on Netflix, Hulu and 100+ other services.
- Popular: find where to watch the best movies and the best TV shows online.
- Price Drops: enjoy every day the best deals for renting and buying movies and TV shows online.
This TV show app for iPad allows you to stream movies and TV shows, plus 200+ channels of live TV, instantly, without a subscription. Watch live TV and movies anywhere, from any device, with Plex TV app.
Streaming movies has never been easier with Plex. Watch your favorite movies from Crackle, Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate and more! Enjoy hundreds of free, full length movies from every genre: anime movies, children's movies, documentaries, and much more.
- Live TV Streaming
- Watch Movies Anywhere
- Stream on demand TV shows instantly
- Organize your personal data, search your favorite podcasts, discover new ones, and stream music
- Store all your personal media such as photos, music, movies and shows, and stream them any device
This is an app for watching TV. Watch full episodes of Freeform shows like Motherland, Siren, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, The Bold Type, Shadowhunters and many more! Connect your TV provider to unlock episodes, stream movies and watch live TV. No TV Provider? No Problem! Binge complete seasons of throwback Freeform shows, including The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Baby Daddy. ABC Family app review
- Watch a variety of movies from dramas to romantic comedies
- Enjoy the best lineup of dramas, hilarious comedies and binge throwback series
- Stream the latest episodes of your favorite Freeform TV shows
- Sign in with your TV provider to watch your favorite shows live!
- Discover new shows and get reminded when your favorite shows air and when they’re available to watch in the app
The Disney+ app gives you unlimited entertainment. Get the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic all in one place. From new releases to classics, plus tons of TV shows, and exclusive Originals, like The Mandalorian, there’s always something new to discover. Access to new releases, timeless classics and past seasons of your favorite TV shows.
- A premium ad-free experience for one low price
- Exclusive new Originals from the creators of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic
- Unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices
- Over 100 titles in 4K UHD and HDR
This app is recommended to all trending by day, trending by week and TV Shows hot. Search the cinemas near you and watch showtimes for each of them. Discover the most popular, trending and TV Shows and find detailed information about a movie. This app just helps you to find movies & tv shows more easily.
- Look for movie theaters and movies will show around you
- Search for movies quickly with your voice.
- Save and manage movies your favorite list.
- Recommend movie similar.
How do you stay up on all the latest celebrity gossip, information about your favorite TV shows, and trailers? The IMDb Movies & TV app is a source of all things TV- and movie-related, giving you a wide range of content to browse. The app has a goal and that's to populate its database with every single TV show and movie that has ever been made and along with that listing comes all the details associated with it. Some of the things you'll be able to do with this app include looking up showtimes, viewing trailers, see what movies will be released soon, what the latest DVD releases are, and the ability to rate your favorite TV shows and movies. IMDb Movies & TV app review
- A source of all things TV- and movie-related
- Get showtimes and trailers
- View in-depth details about every movie and TV show ever made
If your favorite TV shows happen to be on NBC then this is an app you'll definitely want to download. The NBC app provides users with the very latest full episodes of their favorite shows on the network. These shows are available just one day after they air. Some markets even support live streaming during their actual timeslot. Perhaps you've missed a number of episodes are interested in picking up a show mid-series. The app gives you access to complete seasons of many popular shows. Moving through the app is simple and fast so using it is a breeze. NBC for iPad app review
- Some TV shows stream live
- The most recent episode of your favorite show is available in its complete form one day after it airs
- Some shows offer complete seasons through the app
- The app is user-friendly with a streamlined user interface
Here's a way to stay up-to-date on your favorite programming for the Cartoon Network. The Watch Cartoon Network app features clips, full episodes, live TV, and videos of some of your most favorite shows. You don’t have to be home and in front of the TV to enjoy all the network has to offer. The app even has some cool extra features such as games you can play with characters from the various shows on the network and you can unlock collectible cards. Scrolling through the offerings is fast and easy so you can quickly get to the content you want. Cartoon Network app review
- Watch clips and full episodes of your favorite shows
- Watch live TV and videos
- There are games to play using your favorite characters
- You can unlock collectible cards simply by using the app on a regular basis
When it comes to your favorite shows do they tend to be on the USA network? If so the USA NOW app is a must-have as this one features full episodes and even episodes just one day after they have aired. To make the experience smoother you can mark the shows that are your favorites so that they are easy to find each time you log into the app. There is also links to games and additional content on the USA website, there are clips and interviews to watch, a program guide, you can set a reminder in the program guide, and the app will remember where you left off in a program.
- Ideal for those who love USA network
- View episodes one day after they air
- The app will remember where you left off in an episode
- View the program guide and set reminders