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Bring The Popcorn: Roadshow App Brings Offline Video Viewing To iPad

Bring The Popcorn: Roadshow App Brings Offline Video Viewing To iPad

June 21, 2011
Saving videos to your iPad just got easier thanks to the Roadshow app, debuting this week in the App Store. Created by Fetch Software, the free app claims to be the first to offer “a one-stop, all-in-one solution for offline web video viewing on the iPad.” Does it measure up? Roadshow believes saving videos to the iPad should be quick and easy. To guarantee this, its creators have implemented a simple three-step process. Here are the steps:
  1. Browse favorite websites to find great videos.
  2. Tap the videos to save when they appear on Roadshow’s found videos shelf.
  3. Play back the saved videos anytime, anywhere — even when not connected to the Internet.
And yes, it works. According to Jim Matthews, president of Fetch Softworks:
“The Internet is bursting with great web videos: comedy, music, news, sports, lectures, and kittens being adorable, but until now iPad users had no good way to view their favorite videos when offline. With Roadshow, you can save the videos you discover on your favorite websites – such as Vimeo, Funny or Die, MSNBC, and thousands more – and play them back on your iPad whenever and wherever you'd like.”
Roadshow also supports AirPlay with the new AppleTV, enabling users to enjoy their favorite videos on a big screen.
Roadshow for iPad
Roadshow for iPad
There is really nothing to dislike about the app, except that it comes with one Apple-imposed limitation. You cannot save YouTube videos to your iDevice, which could be a deal breaker for many. Still, what does it matter? The app is absolutely free and supported by ads so you have nothing to lose. With this free version you may save up to 15 videos, which is probably more than enough for most users. For $4.99, the ads and video limits are removed with Roadshow Unlimited available as an in-app purchase. Download Roadshow today in the App Store. What do you think? Leave your comments below.

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