Google Play. If you buy movies or TV shows from Google Play, they can also be downloaded on to your iPad ready to watch at any time, and you don’t need to sync the tablet with computer to get Author: Andy Boxall. iPad’s built-in Videos app can play TV shows, movies, and podcasts that you find online and download to your iPad. After you’ve downloaded content, use these steps to work with pretty familiar playback tools to play it: Tap the Videos app icon on the Home screen to open the . Jan 26, · The iPad is the perfect tool for watching movies on the go. The large screen and long battery life allow for higher versatility than a laptop while newer iPad generations are capable of playing high quality HD videos on p and p/5(16). Jan 12, · I have 2 movies I downloaded from ITunes that I would like to watch on an airplane. I'm testing that currently and when I put the IPAD into airplane mode and go to Itunes, it says it cannot connect to Itunes because there is no network. How do I 'browse' to my downloaded movies in Itunes to watch the movie without wireless or 3G?