The iPhone has grown over the years, not just in size but in features and in functionality. It has one of the best screens of any mobile device, and that makes it ideal or watching movies on the go. The trouble is, there are hundreds of movie streaming apps, and not all of them are legal. And, of those that are, many simply don’t offer what they claim to, even when you pay for them. Thankfully, there are some cool movie streaming apps for the iPhone that are legal.
Top Five Movie Streaming Apps for iPhone in 2020:
The apps we’re going to talk about are not all free, but they do offer precisely what they say they do; those that do require a subscription offer, we feel, excellent value for money and are all simple to download and use.
Without further ado, let’s dive in and see what’s on offer.
Apple TV App
If you have an iPhone that is on iOS 12.3 or above, then the Apple TV app is already there on your iOS device. You might be wondering what it’s all about, though. Well, this is Apple’s way of keeping up with the latest trends, by giving you a central hub where you can watch anything from your own library and stream other content. Like what? Well, you can stream all your iTunes library content, anything you have stored in your computer library, such as other movies. You can stream any of the services you already subscribe to, and Apple also offers plenty of other subscription channels to choose from too. If you are a US user, HBO GO, Starz, Hulu, and CBS support the app, and, in the UK, partners include BBC, ITV, Channel 5, StarzPlay, and Amazon Prime. There are also plenty of movies to purchase or rent, but you do require a subscription. You get a 7-day free trial, and a subscription will cost $4.99 per month.
Note – if you are a new Mac or iOS user, you can get a free 1-year subscription to AppleTV+.
Our final choice is a household name, one of the top ways to stream movies and series. Netflix offers a vast choice of content and is updated regularly with new stuff. You can watch the latest films and series and a whole host of classics too. And the recommendation engine gets better at recommending content the more you watch. It is a subscription app, but new users do get a 30-day free trial.
Tubi TV is one of the latest streaming apps to be released. It isn’t the biggest but, in this case, it’s quality, not quantity. It is growing fast, and what it does offer covers all the major genres, ensuring all tastes are catered too, and new content does get added from time to time. It is entirely free to use, but there is no offline mode – that means you must have a decent internet connection to stream anything – and you must sign up for a free account to stream anything. You can download the app for free from TutuApp Store.
Next up is Zee5, catering to users who want to watch Indian language movies and other content. In the app, you will find a wide range of movies, TV series, web series, and TV shows international shows and a whole lot more. You can choose from more than 80 live channels and, with more than 100,000 hours of viewing, everyone should be able to find something to watch. Over 12 languages are supported, both for navigating the app and viewing; dubbing is available in 5 languages, offline mode is supported, a built-in search facility helps you to find what you want, and you get a LIVE TV guide and a choice of music videos. The app is free to download and use, but there are in-app purchases available.
Another Indian language app, ALTBalaji, requires you to sign up for a subscription. It is an on-demand app offering thousands of movies, TV shows, and TV series. You have the option of full HD viewing, offline mode, and no restrictions on how much you can stream. The app is updated regularly with new content, and you can stream on up to five devices at any one time, taking full advantage of plenty of ALTBalaji originals, comedies, drama, movies, and a whole lot more.
Five cool movie streaming apps for the iPhone, every one of them well worth trying. Although some do require a subscription, they do offer a free trial first, in some cases, 30 days, which is more than enough time to see exactly what you are getting.
Do try them; one of them is bound to offer precisely what you want, and you can always team a subscription app with a free one to get the best of both worlds. Don’t forget to share this and let us know if we missed any cool streaming apps off this list.