If you’re feeling a bit antisocial but have the thirst for some telly, Netflix for iPad fits the bill. The app enables you to pick up where you left off from watching on other platforms, and has video-out for flinging footage to a supported device.
Download Netflix (£free)
So the dog ate the remote, and now you’re missing Doctor Who. No matter: fire up BBC iPlayer, to access live or archived BBC output. The app can also download shows for you to watch up to 30 days after broadcast.
Download BBC iPlayer (£free)
Air Video HD
Should you have a nice collection of digital movies lurking on your network, don’t try squeezing them on to your iPad via tedious conversion and iTunes. Instead, install Air Video Server HD on your PC or Mac, and stream with live-conversion to your iPad. With tinkering, Air Video even works over the web. Magic!
Download Air Video HD (£3.99)
Replay Video Editor
With your iPad, you *could* painstakingly sit there with video footage and cobble together a video in Apple’s iMovie. Alternatively, select some photos and videos, pick a style, and let Replay do the hard work for you. Extra styles are available via IAP - £6.99 buys you the lot.
Download Replay Video Editor (from £free)
If you’ve recorded a bunch of videos and fancy doing something with them, but also don’t want the likes of Replay making decisions on your behalf, iMovie’s your best bet. The app apes its desktop cousin’s features, enabling you to quickly cut footage, integrate transitions, add a soundtrack, and share movies at up to 4K resolution. And if you’re in the mood for cheese, you can use one of the trailer templates to create something a little bit ‘Hollywood on the cheap’.
Download iMovie (£3.99 but free with new devices)