Amazon Instant Video Price: Free with Amazon Prime membership Netflix and Hulu Plus are the standard-bearers for streaming video content, but Amazon video isn't far behind.
It offers a comparable selection of free and a la carte TV shows and movies that you can watch right on your i Pad.
TWC TV/Xfinity/Dish Hopper/ Direc TV Price: Free with cable subscriptions Many of the streaming options here are about cutting the cable, but for those who are content with their cable subscriptions, there are a number of apps that are must haves if you also have an i Pad.
Apps from big cable providers like Time Warner Cable, Xfinity, Dish, and Direc TV let you control your DVR and watch the same live TV on your i Pad that you get on your TV at home.
The i Tunes store has a fairly comprehensive selection of content to feast your eyes on, but it's not the only game in town.
There are literally thousands of apps out there looking to satiate even the most voracious media consumer.
The free download lets you tune into Eastbound and Down, Real Time with Bill Maher, True Blood, and others on the i Pad's glossy 9.7-inch display.The constantly growing library has full seasons of TV shows like Friday Night Lights and Mythbusters, and a huge collection of movies ranging from mob dramas like The Godfather to light-hearted animated films like Up.The app also lets you manage your DVD and Watch Instantly queue, and syncs your progress to the Web so you can pick up on a bigger screen when you get home.Though competition has stiffened with the growing quality of Android tablets, for most, the Apple i Pad still reigns supreme.The unbeatable app selection and fast performance make it an incredibly versatile device.