Is your busy schedule keeping you away from favorite television soaps and movies? Well, you need not miss them any more as you can them later on in your Apple iPad in your own convenient time. All you need to do is download any of the apps from the online stores and start watching all the episodes that you have missed.

There are many online platforms which can help in getting access to your favorite shows just by clicking some buttons. By being a member of these platforms you will also enjoy the opportunity viewing the review on the latest movies and also share their verdict on it with the other members. If you are interested in a particular channel, then you also have the option of downloading some channel specific apps in your iPad and have unlimited access to all the programs that are aired on the particular channel. On else you can also choose from the more versatile forums where shows from different channels are featured. Viewers also have the choice of requesting for movies by paying some subscription fee.

We have picked up twenty of the best applications that are compatible with iPad, therefore you do need to indulge in unrelenting search on the internet to find the best platform. This is an exhaustive list of the best online platforms which are the hot favorite of the common mass. So, choose the one that is compatible with your own choice and watch the online shows at your own ease.

1. Directv

The ultimate video experience is just a tap away with the DIRECTV App for iPad®. Watch top TV channels live on your iPad in any room of your home. And now you can watch the AUDIENCE Network, DIRECTV’s own top-rated channel, inside or outside your home. Plus get instant access to hit entertainment on demand from HBO, Cinemax, STARZ, Encore, the latest DIRECTV CINEMA movies, and more, whenever and wherever you want—at home or on the go.

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2. HBO Go

Introducing HBO GO. The streaming service from HBO. Get unlimited access to over 1,400 of your favorite HBO shows, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, comedy and much more—now available on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch!

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3. Movies by Flixster

Movies by Flixster. The no.1 app for movie reviews, trailers, and show times.

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4. TWC Tv

Now you can watch your favorite shows and control your TV on the iPad AND iPhone! Turn any room into a TV room.

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5. Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone. This Netflix mobile application delivers the best experience anywhere, anytime.

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6. Cartoon Network

Now you can watch your favorite Cartoon Network shows and play Cartoon Network games, all in the same easy-to-use app! Simply turn your device to flip instantly between watching video and playing games. And on the iPad, you can even use the split screen mode to watch and play at the same time!

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7. Sprint TV

Sprint TV is FREE with most data plans for Sprint iPhone customers to download and watch! To activate your Sprint TV account for the first time on your iPhone, Wi-Fi must be turned off for network detection.

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8. Hulu Plus

Download the app to enjoy unlimited instant streaming of current hit TV shows with Hulu Plus.

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9. IMDb Movies & TV

Find show times, watch trailers, browse photos, track your must-see list and rate your favorite movies and TV shows!  IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info. We aim to list every detail about every movie.

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10. XFINITY TV

Download the XFINITYTV.COM App and put a world of entertainment in the palm of your hand.

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11. NFB Films for iPad

National Film Board of Canada – Office national du film du Canada.

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12. Snag Films

Sit back and watch award-winning movies and documentaries for free.

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13. ABC Player

Your Favorite ABC Shows – now available on both iPad and iPhone!

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14. Ellen

Get everything Ellen in one convenient place, which is better than a lot of inconvenient places.

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15. Crackle – Movies & TV

Finally, watch FREE movies on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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16. Sony Pictures

Now you can have access to the latest trailers, movie info, show times and iTunes application downloads from Sony Pictures right at your fingertips. Download the NEW and IMPROVED version of the Sony Pictures iPhone application.

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17. ESPN

Stay connected to live sports and shows from ESPN – wherever and whenever you want them. Download the FREE Watch ESPN app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and get 24/7 access to live streaming feeds from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU.

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18. B-Movies

B-Movies is an app to browse the Internet Archive’s Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos.

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19. Tap Tv

Stream hundreds of classic movies, cartoons, documentaries and more to your iPhone, iPod or iPad for FREE.

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20. TV.com

The TV.com iPhone application delivers your favorite shows wherever you go – for FREE!

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