What are the best apps to watch TV shows on iOS?

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  1. 18
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    #1Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Zachary Fox
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "one of the first and my personal favorite "
  2. 14
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    #2Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video is an internet video-on-demand service where users can watch exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere. The service contents are either for rent or purchase.

    Websites

    Check price

    Grace Ross
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Amazon Prime Video is very difficult to use. While Amazon typically has easy apps and is fun and easy to use, that is not the case with this app. You pay for the service, then most all of the good movies require an additional fee to watch. If you like 1 or 2 star shows, then this is for you, but if you're looking for quality, you may ought to see the competitor. "
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    #3Viewster

    Viewster

    Viewster is a free entertainment app that contains a catalog of movies, television series, anime, gaming series, documentaries, and more. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices as well as Smart TV, Chromecast, and Apple TV. 

    Websites

    Free

    Nicholas Warren
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "It's a decent little app, with a literal ton of choices; if you can't find something to watch, then you're not trying. On the other hand, I found the app to be super buggy with a fair amount of FC's, which turned me off pretty quickly. "
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    #4Sling TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is the most popular service for TV channels online because of its high-quality content and reliability. Plus, it supports Xbox, Roku, Smart TVs, desktop; iPhones. It also provides sports like NBA and much more.

    Websites

    $15- 1 month

    Marilyn Rivera
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Sling is ok for modern millennials who don't want cable. Cable is dying. Sling itself is not that great compared to other modern options though."
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    #5Pluto TV

    Pluto TV

    Pluto TV offers you more than 100 TV channels for free. There's no month quotes, contracts or fees. You can see movies, TV shows, events and more in your favorite electronic devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jacob Andrews
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "looks alright but probably not the best"
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    #6NBC

    NBC

    Saturday Night Live, Hannibal, The Office, and Friends are just some of the shows that NBC has brought to the users over many decades. Users can also watch these and other NBC shows through the app for Android and iOS devices.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    George Han
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "it is one of the best app for iOS system to watch tv shows.it is very easy to access and very comfortable to execute.it is very useful to see many shows in a good quality and of best clearance.this one was highly recommended.it can be easily accessible and best to use"
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    #7Cartoon Network

    Cartoon Network
    Cartoon Network is an American television channel where you can watch an animated television series for children ranging from action to animated comedy such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and many more. 






    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Angela Hunt
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "The Cartoon Network app is amazing! There's so much content both old and new, I think I'll never run out of shows to watch. Navigating is easy and intuitive and it doesn't drain battery life too much."
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    #8CBS

    CBS

    CBS or Columbia Broadcasting System is an American broadcast television network. It was founded by Arthur Judson on September 18, 1927, and first aired on January 18, 1929. It features popular tv shows like The Late Late Show with James Corden.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Dylan Foster
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Who doesn't like CBS? Well, now we can have all the CBS goodness on our smartphones too! The CBS app is truly amazing. I can find all types of shows that air on the regular channel, along with channel showtimes and reviews. The app runs seamlessly on my phone and I can even view it on my ipad too! I love how I can find even older shows, re-runs, you name it! If you love what CBS has to offer on regular tv then you'll love this app! It's comprehensive, runs smoothly and is a lot of fun!"
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    #9FOX

    FOX

    The Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. It is a brand name used by different channels around the world.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Cynthia West
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "perfect if you enjoy fox shows"
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    #10Philo

    Philo

    Philo is a live TV and on-demand streaming service where you can binge watch your favorite TV shows anywhere. You can also record shows for an unlimited time, as well as watch those on multiple devices at the same time. 

    Websites

    $20- 1 month

    Joan Cox
    Written on August 3, 2018
    "Currently, I am on my fifth day on the seven-day trial of Philo and I am now convinced that I will enroll myself to a monthly subscription. Since I have been using it not once has it buffered whenever I watch a show. My only complaint though is that i hope sooner or later they will add Disney or Cartoon Network because my kids would need to watch show from those channels. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps to watch TV shows on iOS
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NetflixStreaming Services 18 Paid
2Amazon Prime VideoWebsites 14 Free
3ViewsterWebsites 12 Free
4Sling TVWebsites 11 Paid
5Pluto TVApps 9 Free
6NBCWebsites 8 Free
7Cartoon NetworkApps 7 Free
8CBSWebsites 5 Free
9FOXWebsites 3 Free
10PhiloWebsites 0 Paid
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