How to watch a movie on the Internet?

Watching a movie or a TV show on your computer, tablet or smartphone, legally, is not only possible but relatively easy, if your Internet connection has a sufficient flow.

There are several technologies, the main ones being streaming and downloading videos on demand. Here is a selection of reliable platforms.


Method 1: Purchase Content with Putlocker or Google Play Movies to Watch a Movie on the Internet

Putlocker is the platform for buying digital content available on all machines: iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc. Videos are available for rent (for a limited time) and / or purchase (final):

  • Touch “Putlocker Store“on the home screen of your device.
  • Then tap “Movies” at the bottom of the screen, and explore the video store. Use the search box to find a movie by title, director, performer, etc.
  • When you are interested in a video, view its detailed profile.
  • Touch a preview thumbnail to view a passage or trailer for the selected movie.
  • To rent a movie or episode of TV series, tap the button showing the rental price followed by “Rent.”
  • To buy it, touch the button indicating the price followed by the mention “Buy.” But beware: you must have enough space to download the movie to your device.

Note: when you rent or buy a movie, it is available and viewable on all your devices (your iPad, of course, but also a TV, an iPad or an iPod Touch using the same Putlocker user account). You have 30 days from the date of the rental to watch your movie and 48 hours after the start of the viewing to finish it. Once the rental period expires, the movie is automatically removed from your Putlocker library.

Google Play Movies

If you’re using an Android smartphone or tablet, it’s hard to miss Google Play Movies:

Go to “Google Play Store.”

Download the “Google Play Movies & TV” app.

Buy or rent videos on your device.

Method 2: Watch streaming videos on the Internet with Putlocker

Putlocker is a multi-platform video on demand system: televisions, computers, game consoles, tablets, smartphones. Putlocker offers unlimited access to a very large catalog of films and series, as well as its own original productions, against a monthly subscription ranging from 7.99 to 11.99 € (depending on the options chosen).

The technology used is that of streaming.

Streaming, literally translated as “streaming”, involves using a device to play a streaming video or audio stream as it is retrieved. This is the opposite of function download streaming, which consists of retrieving an entire file to access its contents. This process is used for video on demand or listening to music “online” with services like Spotify or Deezer. These applications provide access to an almost unlimited catalog: you do not download movies and tracks, but enjoy streaming to view or listen to those of your choice. (Note that in reality there is a download operation that happens, in a special memory called “buffer”, which is used to prevent a slowdown in your Internet connection does not interrupt the broadcast. temporary storage and reduced size, without creating a file itself on the machine used for reading.

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