4 Best Movies & Television applications on the iPad/iPhone (With translation)
 
 
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Date: August 21, 2012 Review by: Simon Tay

Seller: 4 Different companies

So you own an iPad and you are thinking of enjoying yourself with some entertainment and knowing some of the limitation of streaming videos on safari due to lacking of Adobe Flash (yes some older streaming websites still uses flash) you might be out of luck but fear not!

Let me recommend you 4 fantastic movies & television applications for you to spend your weekend & holidays!

1. LETV 乐视影视HD – By 乐视网信息技术(北京)股份有限公司

乐视影视HD is designed for iphone users free video client, music Watch relying powerful copyright advantage, with massive genuine film and television content more film and television drama, music, as video broadcast exclusively over 4000 movies, Over 50,000 TV sets, tens of thousands of hours of animation, entertainment, video download free unlimited viewing, and so what, immediately download without registration!

Pros

  1. Lots of videos to watch! Television series (not much hollywood), movies (lots!), Animations (includes anime and all episodes!), entertainment, variety show, music, tutorial podcast, documentary and LETV own production!
  2. Simple navigation (if you know Chinese if not you can download the translation image file below)
  3. Able to download the videos for offline viewing making it very convenient to prepare for a trip where there’s no internet or very expensive internet connection.
  4. You can set your video to lower resolution so that it won’t use up too much bandwidth or you can set to high definition for fast WIFI internet connection.
  5. It’s FREE!

Cons

  1. There are not much Hollywood English television series, those studios are too blind to work with mega-China companies and get revenue from advertisements.
  2. The navigation is in Chinese hence it’s not easy to navigate for Non-Chinese people. That’s why I created the image file to translate the navigation from Chinese to English. Download it here! (Right click & Save link As)
  3. It’s not an universal application, if you have iPhone get the 乐视影视 version while the iPad version is 乐视影视HD.

乐视影视
Category: Entertainment
Type: Separate App (For iPhone)
Seller: 乐视网信息技术(北京)股份有限公司
乐视影视 for iPhone

乐视影视HD
Category: Entertainment
Type: Separate App (For iPad)
Seller: 乐视网信息技术(北京)股份有限公司
乐视影视HD for iPad

2. PPS影音 – By ShangHai ZhongYuan Network Technology Co.,Ltd

The “PPS影音 is a specialized online video playback software developed for the iPad / iPhone, it relies on a unique video transmission in PPS compression technology and rich video media resources, to provide users with a convenient, stable, smooth video playback experiences.

Pros

  1. Lots of videos to watch! Television series, movies, Animations, entertainment, variety show, music, tutorial podcast, documentary, Car channel, Finance Column, Gaming videos, travel & food, Lifestyle, Parenthood videos, Sports and more!
  2. In the settings you can set to warn you if you are in the 3G network instead of WIFI so that you can stop the download of videos.
  3. You can set to jump forward in the television series and skip the beginning songs for the Chinese dramas
  4. You can Airplay the video to your Apple TV
  5. Able to download the videos for offline viewing making it very convenient to prepare for a trip where there’s no internet or very expensive internet connection.
  6. It’s Free!
  7. It’s an universal application that can be use on both iPhone & iPad!

Cons

  1. iPhone 3G and previous versions, iPod Touch 1,2 because hardware video decoding capacity constraints, temporarily unable to support playback
  2. There are not much Hollywood English television series, those studios are too blind to work with mega-China companies and get revenue from advertisements.
  3. Some of the movies & televisions are pretty old but it’s ok they are entertaining to certain extend 😀
  4. The navigation is pretty complex, I believe the developer wanted to reduce the number of clicks before watching a video but in doing so he sacrificed simplicity and created many different categories that makes it tedious to find something that I want to watch.
  5. The navigation is in Chinese hence it’s not easy to navigate for Non-Chinese people. That’s why I created the image file to translate the navigation from Chinese to English. Download it here! (Right click & Save link As)

PPS影音
Category: Entertainment
Type: Universal App (Both iPhone/iPad)
Seller: ShangHai ZhongYuan Network Technology Co.,Ltd
PPS影音 for iPhone

3. 搜狐视频 高清 – By Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU)

搜狐视频 高清, is a online video playback software developed specifically for the iPhone/iPad film enthusiasts.

Covers genuine high-definition movies, TV shows, exclusive U.S. drama, documentary, variety, animation, music, travel, as well as original entertainment variety show, made ​​drama, movies, and so on.

Relying on on Sohu good technical foundation, a unique high-definition video transmission, compressed, segmented download technology, as well as Sohu has the country’s largest genuine high-definition video resource library, and provide a high-definition film enthusiasts, smooth, stable video feast .

Pros

  1. It’s FREE!
  2. OMG U.S. television drama series!
  3. Simple to use navigation, top right there’s a 分类筛选 (Classification Filter) and reveal the navigation! 😀
  4. A new feature to upload videos from your iOS device however you may need to either take the video on your iPad or use the camera connection kit to import videos from your camera/camcorder to iPad and edit them using the video editing Apps before uploading to 搜狐视频
  5. 

  6. Hmmm Live television broadcast from China studios! I wonder if the U.S. studios have such amazing streaming capabilities!
  7. Able to download the videos for offline viewing making it very convenient to prepare for a trip where there’s no internet or very expensive internet connection.

Cons

  1. The navigation is in Chinese hence it’s not easy to navigate for Non-Chinese people. That’s why I created the image file to translate the navigation from Chinese to English. Download it here! (Right click & Save link As)
  2. Limited updated hollywood movies, well it is prime time the hollywood explore options to work with China so please start!
  3. It’s not an Universal app so you have to download different apps for iPhone & iPad but since it’s free there’s no harm 😀

搜狐视频 高清
Category: Entertainment
Type: Separate App (for iPhone)
Seller: Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU)
搜狐视频 高清 for iPhone

搜狐视频 HD
Category: Entertainment
Type: Separate App (for iPad)
Seller: Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU)
搜狐视频 HD for iPad

4. 风行 – 看最好的电影 - By Funshion Online Technologies,.Ltd

Popularity of the iPhone/iPad version is committed to build free, high quality the magnanimity online VOD Software it relies on the popular Network Television resource advantages provide the user around the world comprehensive television resources.

The piece rich source: most playback software, movies, TV series, animation, variety, entertainment, gossip, sports video films and television shows.

Pros

  1. Quick update: updated daily to watch the major TV hit show, cinema blockbuster first time synchronization;
  2. HD quality: cinema-style viewing experience and unlimited high-definition at any time enjoying
  3. Play smooth: the use of the most state-of-the-art movie repression and transmission technology, more fluid play.
  4. There are some Olympic videos but by the time I write this it’s already over
  5. Able to download the videos for offline viewing making it very convenient to prepare for a trip where there’s no internet or very expensive internet connection.
  6. Plenty of U.S. Movies but lack of U.S. Television drama… T_T

Cons

  1. There is very few selection of U.S./Hong Kong/Taiwan television series but the movie selections is pretty decent.
  2. The download of videos don’t continue to download at the background when you close the application or when the iPad/iPhone auto sleep. I hope there is a setting to make it download at the background when the app detect WIFI and avoid 3G download automatically
  3. The navigation is in Chinese hence it’s not easy to navigate for Non-Chinese people. That’s why I created the image file to translate the navigation from Chinese to English. Download it here! (Right click & Save link As)

风行 – 看最好的电影
Category: Entertainment
Type: Separate App (for iPhone)
Seller: Funshion Online Technologies,.Ltd
风行 - 看最好的电影

风行HD – 看最好的电影
Category: Entertainment
Type: Separate App (for iPad)
Seller: Funshion Online Technologies,.Ltd
风行HD - 看最好的电影


Category: Entertainment
Type: Separate App
Seller: 4 Different companies

Price for iPhone: Free (As of: August 21, 2012 Report)

Price for iPad: Free (As of: August 21, 2012 Report)



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