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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 25th Dec 17, 9:30 PM
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    Cheapest way to download movies to my tablet
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    • 25th Dec 17, 9:30 PM
    Cheapest way to download movies to my tablet 25th Dec 17 at 9:30 PM
    Good evening

    I have Just got an Samsung galaxy android tablet and was wondering the best way to download movies to it for watching movies whilst at work thank you.
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    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 25th Dec 17, 9:39 PM
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    Movies at work. What kind of job is that?
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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 25th Dec 17, 9:41 PM
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    HGV driver...often waiting hours to be unloaded...
    Bored out of my skin...hence the desire to watch something whilst I wait!!
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 25th Dec 17, 9:43 PM
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    • 25th Dec 17, 9:43 PM
    Can download films and TV series from Netflix, sign up for 1 month download what takes your fancy and cancel it before the month is up.

    Depends how much on board storage you have, an SD card might be ideal.

    Not the cheapest I know, other means are possible, 1 I know of is frowned upon but let's not go there.

    As Robin has pointed out iPlayer is an alternative and a cheaper 1 if you already have a licence.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 25-12-2017 at 11:07 PM.
    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 25th Dec 17, 9:45 PM
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    • 25th Dec 17, 9:45 PM
    HGV driver...often waiting hours to be unloaded...
    Bored out of my skin...hence the desire to watch something whilst I wait!!
    Originally posted by funnymonkey
    Ah, I see......
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    • robin58
    • By robin58 25th Dec 17, 9:53 PM
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    You can download movies and tv series free on Iplayer for up to a month (as long as you have a valid tv licence), Go to Play app store.

    They have a few good movies at present plus they are trailing tv box sets.
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    • By alanclarke 26th Dec 17, 1:23 AM
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    • 26th Dec 17, 1:23 AM
    http://catchvideo.net/
    Enter or paste a URL from YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, Vimeo and various other video websites and click the Catch button.

    In Youtube on Android device tap the playing video and a menu appears, tap the Share icon on the top menu, 2nd from left (right pointing arrow) this will bring up the Share Menu, tap Copy link - you can then paste this into URL box in catchvideo.net, if you long press in URL box Paste will display, tap this to paste URL of video.
    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 6th Jan 18, 11:46 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 11:46 AM
    You can download movies and tv series free on Iplayer for up to a month (as long as you have a valid tv licence), Go to Play app store.

    They have a few good movies at present plus they are trailing tv box sets.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Thank you
    Can this be saved onto my tablet so that I can watch off line please?
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 6th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 12:24 PM
    Can this be saved onto my tablet so that I can watch off line please?
    Yes to tablet internal memory not to a SD card

    They mostly will expire after 30 days

    You don't need wifi to view downloaded items
    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 6th Jan 18, 2:25 PM
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    Thank you
    Can this be saved onto my tablet so that I can watch off line please?
    Originally posted by funnymonkey
    My husband uses Iplayer a lot and he said that a lot of the movies are not downloadable - you have watch them using wifi.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 6th Jan 18, 4:02 PM
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    My husband uses Iplayer a lot and he said that a lot of the movies are not downloadable - you have watch them using wifi.
    Originally posted by SuzieSue
    Thats because he doesnt use Get Iplayer.
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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 7th Jan 18, 12:00 PM
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    Thank you for your replies very much appreciated.
    How could I do this with an apple tablet as Ive never had an I pad but thinking of upgrading to a larger screen size.
    Could I download movies using netflix as Im not sure if I could get netflix via the equivalent of play store?
    Many thanks
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 7th Jan 18, 1:24 PM
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    Netflix and Amazon Prime Video both allow downloading of movies and shows but in both cases not everything in their library can be. Both of them are available on Apple's store.

    If you're thinking of upgrading to an iPad have a look at the larger Nexus tablets and Samsung Galaxy tablets as well.
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