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Published: Wednesday February 27, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 MYT 3:41:01 PM

Apps for you to watch your favourite movie

WATCHING full-length movies or documentaries on tablets or smartphones is possible while on the go but first you have to download the appropriate apps to do so.

The best thing about all these movies, which could either be downloaded to the device or viewed online, is that they are available for free!

The apps are:

Movie from YouTube (iOS)

This app is simply an aggregator that puts together a long list of full-length films and documentaries available on YouTube.

It categorises the films in 15 different categories, making the search easy and simple.

It also lists films according to language — English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

The unique thing about this app is that it allows users to sync films to the cloud and one can stop or continue watching the movie from where they have paused.

In terms of movie listings, it has a wide choice and selection. Personally, I like tuning in to classic, war and Western films that were big hits in the late 1970s and 1980s from this app.

PPS (iOS and Android)

This app allows users to watch the film online or download it to the device.

It has a wide category of films, offering Chinese and English titles from animations, sports, Chinese dramas, music videos, cartoons and documentaries.

It also has segments featuring specific interest like travel, food, women and children.

PPS is one of the earlier sites to offer free films online and it also features plenty of Hong Kong series and dramas.

It offers updates from the site for new dramas and films daily.

However, users need to known Mandarin to browse and pick the films quickly from this app.

Movie Tube pic (Android)

This app is dubbed as YouTube’s missing channel.

It features free full-length films and is quite similar to the Movie for YouTube app.

But the Android version has a wider range of films from 14 languages to choose from.

Basically, Movie Tube compiles high quality full-length films found on YouTube and lists them in an orderly manner for simple, easy and quick selection.

The films selected are also mainly from 1990 onwards.

Awesome Apps is a weekly column that identifies “cool” applications for smartphone and tablets users. Each week, we will highlight and review these apps. Readers can also send their suggestions to awesomeapps@thestar.com.my

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