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The 11 Best Free iPad Video Apps: Showyou, ABC Player And More

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/22/11 02:53 PM ET   Updated: 10/22/11 06:12 AM ET

The ever-popular Apple iPad, with its wide, high-resolution screen, is a great device for watching video (better than the tiny iPhone, anyway); and yet the options for video discovery are surprisingly limited, given how tailor-made the iPad seems to be for media consumption of all kinds.

Sure, you've got YouTube for your standard viral video-viewing pleasure, iTunes for individual purchases and rentals, and Netflix and Hulu Plus for those with subscriptions. But what about for us freeloaders?

Here are eleven zero-dollar apps we found that can be quite useful both for finding new videos online and for watching them full-screen on your iPad, or hooked up to your wide-screen television at home. Just be sure you plan ahead: you'll need an Internet connection to stream the clips, as the free apps don't allow for downloads.

Enjoy, and get watching. What others should we add to our list? Send us suggestions by clicking "Add a slide" below.

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ABC wins the award for best iPad app among the television networks, mainly because it is the only one of the Big 4 networks that allows you to watch full episodes on your Apple tablet.

Sure, you have to wait through ads, but the fact that ABC is willing to let users stream full episodes of Secret Millionaire, Primetime and (personal favorite braindead show) Wipeout onto your iPad is a huge plus for the network and a good way to make fans.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go find out what Cougar Town is.
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