How to download movies on an iPad without using iTunes ?.


The iPad is a perfect travel companion : light, full of apps, games .. moreover, its retina display makes it a very good tablet for watching movies while on the go.

If you don’t like to go through iTunes to download movies on your iPad, it is possible to work around the software through a Cloud, or a third-party application.

Also, learn how to make your iPad faster thanks to this tutorial.

Download a movie directly on an iPad with a Cloud.

The easiest way to transfer a movie on an iPad is to use a Cloud.

A Cloud is a storage system, cloud-based remote, it works a bit like an external hard drive but it can be accessed from any device via the internet.

Thus, to put a movie on your iPad, you simply place it in your Cloud and then download it on your tablet iOS.

Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive are probably the Cloud the most popular for this type of backup.

The only drawback of this technique is that, depending on the size of your file and the quality of your internet connection, the transfer time of the video on your iPad can be long (even very long).

Use DropBox to put a movie on his iPad without iTunes.

First, create a user account for yourself Dropbox, and then download the app on your iPad and on your PC or Mac.

From your computer, place your video file in your Dropbox. Depending on the size of the latter, the synchronization of your Cloud can take from a few minutes to a few hours.

When a green icon (with a check mark white) appears next to your file it means that it is now accessible from any device.

You don’t have to login to your Dropbox from your iPad and download your movie.

To download a movie on an iPad with a third-party application.

If wait hours for the files to sync is not the solution as you would have imagined so we recommend you use a third-party application.


iExplorer is one of our favorites, it gives you more freedom in your interaction with your storage iPad.

However, in order for this trick to work, you will also need to install a third-party video viewer such as PlayerXtreme Media Player (free).

Once you have installed the two programs, connect your iPad to your computer. Open iExplorer, tablet, iOS should automatically be detected.
Now, you are free to access files and backups from iTunes.

In the vertical menu left click on Apps. Among the files that appear select PlayerXtreme and open the Downloads folder.

Now, choose your video, then click on the Export option located at the bottom of the window, and finally on ‘ Export ‘Videos’ to Folder.

The transfer should then begin, a progress bar will appear in the bottom right.

Once this is done, open PlayerXtreme on your iPad, you should see the movie you just added. It only remains for you to view !


Although it is expensive and in English, the app WALTR is trusted by the public. Why ? Because it makes the transfer of files on an iPad is extremely fast and easy. The app is free for the first 14 days so you can try before you commit.

To download WALTR, please visit the site and click Download WALTR for free.

Agree to the terms and conditions of use (“I accept the agreement”, click on Install Now and register your email address to get the trial version.

An e-mail is sent to you with a security key, copy the number and paste it in the bar Product Registration.

Connect your iPad to your computer, WALTR should recognize it automatically and open a window.

From there, you can either drag the files to transfer in this window, either press the cross to browse the folders on your computer.

Once the process is complete, you can access your movies from any video app on your iPad. Also note that with WALTR, it is possible to transfer audio formats such as CUE, FLAC, APE, ALAC, OGG, AAC, AIFF, or WAV, and this without the need to convert or compress.