How to Watch Videos on Your iPhone

One of the coolest things about the iPhone, among many, is the ability to watch streaming video.  You can catch up on your favorite shows, watch full length films or just browse YouTube for the latest and greatest videos.  The iPhone allows you to watch pretty much anything you want, you can watch from home, the airport, even work (don’t worry we won’t tell).

There are a lot of great apps that let you access everything from news to movies.  In addition you can purchase shows and even rent movies right from the iTunes store.  Just keep in mind that you can store a movie for 30 days, but once you start watching it you only have 24 hours to finish.  During that time you can watch it as many times as you want, that is up to you.

You can also access videos using YouTube, or even convert DVDs to MP4 files and download directly to your iPhone.  The steps below will cover how to view videos that you purchased through iTunes.  Happy watching!


Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  1. From your iPhone tap the iTunes icon.
  2. Tap the Video icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the movie or show you want to purchase.
  4. Tap the Buy button and enter your Apple ID and Password to purchase.
  5. Once your video has been downloaded (this can take several minutes depending on the size and data connection) you can tap the Purchased link to access your video.
  6. From the Purchased screen tap the video you want to watch.

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  • Apps like these have made video-watching on my phone so much easier. I’m pretty sure there are more options today, and not just for Apple phones.

  • TexasMom

    Not a single “great app” is listed. I still have no idea which app will let me watch videos from Amazon Prime, or from iTunes, for that matter. No names are used in this article!

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