How to Watch Movies Through Your Mobile Device

Filed under Guides by Adam Torkildson on December 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM

If there is anything that the internet has instilled in the masses, it is that you do not have to settle for the traditional ways of doing things. Likewise, technology in general has provided us with more choices in how we shop, find information and spend our leisure time. It can be crazy to think about just how much things have changed over the past 20 years in these areas: billions of people are now connected in ways that would’ve been unthinkable in the past. Through a combination of mobile technology and internet access, it is now easier than ever to access entertainment in the palm of your hand. If you’re a huge movie buff and you want to watch your favorite titles while on-the-go, then continue reading to find out how you can use a mobile device to watch them from anywhere.

Select a Streaming Service

Before you can really begin watching movies through your mobile device, you have to select a particular provider. Depending on what you’re wanting to watch specifically, you may be able to select a free service such as YouTube. This option will obviously limit what you can watch, but it is nevertheless available. There are also a number of subscription-based services either available to soon-to-be-available, such as VIDGO, Netflix and Hulu. With a combination of free and subscription programming available through some of these services, you’ll be able to decide exactly which service works best for you. Subscription-based streaming services all offer by-the-month payment terms, which means you won’t be roped into paying for service for months or even years at a time.

Have a Great Internet Connection

Whether you’re watching from a desktop computer at home or a mobile device while on-the-go, you’ll want to have the strongest cellular or internet connection possible when streaming. In order to avoid buffering and quality issues, you’ll want to make sure that you’re connected to Wi-Fi when on a mobile device and at home. Likewise, desktop and laptop devices should ideally be connected via Ethernet to ensure optimal performance. Not only will you have a faster connection, but the reliability of the connection will also enjoy a more reliable streaming experience.

Use a Streaming Box

If you can afford it, you’ll ideally want to purchase a streaming box of some sort to improve overall streaming experience. There are many different options available on the market, including Roku, Sling Media, Livestream, Google Chromecast and others. Many of these boxes will mirror your mobile device, making it very easy to stream directly from it to other devices. This can ensure that your streaming experience is comparable to that of watching live TV, and will make it possible for your streaming service to also work on standard devices such as televisions.


Once you’ve followed these steps, you’ll be able to successfully stream the highest quality video from anywhere, whether you’re at home or on the go. The overall process is quite simple, but you’ll want to make sure that you have a solid internet connection for your mobile device before watching premium television or hit blockbusters. After you’ve selected your service and established a good connection, you can further stream to your mobile devices – or any other device – with a streaming box setup in the home. Some boxes will even allow you to record programming directly to them, which ensures the ability to access the content offline.

Are you wanting to stream content from the privacy of the bedroom or while you’re on the bus? Everybody has varying demands and expectations for their streaming experience. Leave us a reply below and let us know where you’ll be streaming from most often.

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