how to / iPad / 23/05/2012

How To: Watch TV series on your iPad

To get started, you will need the CineXPlayer app for iPad. It is an Xvid avi video player that supports a wide range of formats (*update* the app now supports .mkv files too).

The app is more for convenience, rather than a cinematic experience. You can watch TV series or movies on the go, without worrying about converting to the right format, which can be time consuming.

It costs $3.99 on US iTunes store (I managed to get it on sale sometime last year) and it’s worth every cent.

Once you’ve purchased it, follow these steps:

1. Connect your iPad to your machine and fire up iTunes.
2. Go into the “Apps” section of your iPad.
3. Scroll all the way down until you see “File Sharing”.


4. Click on CineXPlayer; then click on “Add” to the right.
5. Select the videos you want to watch and then sync (should take about a minute).
6. Eject your iPad, go into the CineXPlayer app and start watching!

The app includes support for Dolby Digital, DropBox and more. You can read all about its features here.



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  • Kal-El

    You can use AcePlayer Lite which is FREE and does everything CineXPlayer can do. The paid version has even more options and is cheaper.

    Also, all torrent sites are moving away from the *.avi format. They are embracing *.mp4 with TV Series going foward. By default the iPads Video Player works just fine.

    • Thanks for letting me know, I will check it out 🙂 I’ve noticed that they are moving away from .avi – all my downloads are now .mp4.

  • Kal-El

    Oh and even the Free Version of Ace Player Lite supports *.mkv

    Nice to Know

  • Kal-El

    If you are going to write up on iOS 6 and need screenshots then pop me a mail. A lot has changed. I have the developer beta 2 installed.

    270183@live.com

    • I haven’t thought about writing about it because I don’t have access to it. I rather write about something I’ve tested.

      If you have access, why don’t you blog about it? I’d love to see some screenshots too.