The iPad is a great Netflix viewing device. The app can be hooked up to a big screen for viewing outside of your iPad. The app provides access to the Netflix website and allows playback of any Instant Streaming video. The app is free and subscriptions start at $7.99 for the service.
Amazon has been quick to catch up with Netflix and other services with their video offerings. If you're a subscriber to their Prime service, any video you can view on your computer can be streamed to your iPad. If you prefer to rent movies individually, those active rentals can be streamed as well. Downloading this app onto your iPad is a no-brainer if you're part of the Amazon Prime phenomenon.
Hulu Plus is the premium version of Hulu. Hulu Plus grants users access to their content on mobile devices and televisions. The service also provides more content. The current season will keep content around all year long. The service also has access to older episodes. The service costs $7.99/month. The iPad app provides a wonderful way to watch the content. Navigation is quick and easy. The app allows the user to see what is available on the iPad and also what is only available on a traditional computer. The service is great about remembering your playback position between devices. The app does contain ads within the videos; this is a problem for many that feel a paid service should be ad-free (even though TV subscriptions are not ad-free). Hulu Plus is a wonderful way to turn your iPad into a mobile TV.