By January 23, 2012

LOVEFiLM Player for iPad – Quick review


All eyes have been on NetFlix recently who rolled out their service here in the UK. I was tempted to give it a try but as I was already a LOVEFiLM customer I thought I would stick with what I know.

So instead of me now getting DVD’s delivered through the post I use the LOVEFiLM Player for iPad and it has been a real godsend. For £4.99 per month I can stream as many movies as I like, which is pretty good value if you ask me. I was lucky enough to be ill last week and spent five days in bed. Now normally this would have been really bad news but I managed to get through three or four movies a day on the iPad which at least helped the days to go quicker.

If you still prefer to get your movies via the post then the app will allow you to watch trailers and add movies to your delivery list so it is worth a download for sure. And the app is free.


– Stream films instantly (wifi and iOS 4.3+ only)
– Watch trailers
– Rate movies
– Read user reviews
– Add, remove and prioritise DVD rental titles
– Browse the UK’s widest selection of DVDs & Blu-rays
– Browse by genre, new releases, most popular and coming soon
– Customise your search results to return only the formats you’re interested in


Once in the app you are presented with a selection of popular films at the top of the screen. Under here are various tabs to allow you to browse by ‘pick of the week’, ‘most popular’, ‘highest rated’, ‘genres’ and ‘collections’.




Once you have selected a movie you have the option to watch the trailer or go straight into watching the film. You also will see what the film is about and who is starring in it, along with a rating.



If you are in any doubt whether to watch the film you can pop into the reviews section and find out what others thought of the film.



If you need to stop watching a movie and have to come back to it later the app will remember this and will let you start viewing from where to left off. Bonus. Although this is a quick review for the iPad the service also works with PS3, XBOX, internet TV and via the web.

Overall a great application and a worthy contender up against NetFlix in my opinion. If you are not a LOVEFiLM customer you can sign up here.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Reviews

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Five year veteran of the site. BlackBerry specialist, but experienced in most operating systems. Enjoys flower arranging and cross stitch.
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