Do you actually watch Full movies on your iPhone?

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Do you actually watch movies on your iphone

  1. Yes often

    22 vote(s)
    14.2%
  2. Yes sometimes

    32 vote(s)
    20.6%
  3. Yes but only once or twice

    38 vote(s)
    24.5%
  4. Nope.avi

    63 vote(s)
    40.6%
  1. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I've only done it once and I find it's just too small
     
  2. BladesOfSteel macrumors regular

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  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    #3
    Not really sure what the "avi" option is supposed to mean, but no, not generally, too small and if I'm somewhere long enough to watch a movie I'll probably have my laptop with me.
     
  4. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I watched four on an airplane when it was a quick vacation and I didn't want to tote my 15" MBP. But I also found it to small and don't think I would do it again.
     
  5. decafjava macrumors 68000

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  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I don't watch them on my iPhone but only due to storage issues.
    I watch them all the time though on my iPod Touch.
     
  7. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    #7
    There should be just a straight "no" option. Its too small and its too much of a hassle when we have iPads or Laptops.
     
  8. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    #8
    I suppose if I am at the airport or on a flight, I may watch a movie--probably one of my favorites I have on blu ray that I would just put a low res copy on my phone--or use Netflix--but I haven't needed to as of yet.
     
  9. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    #9
    Sometimes but the screen is too small to really enjoy
     
  10. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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  11. doodude macrumors regular

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    As the option says, "yes, but only a few times" & that was before I got my iPad.
    The novelty wore off very quickly...
     
  12. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Until recently never, but now I've dragged my sorry ass back to the gym I've started watching films on my phone while dying on treadmill.
     
  13. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    #13
    Never. I save the movie watching for my iPad (travel) and HDTV (home).
     
  14. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Yes, the higher resolution of the iPhone 4 screen makes it a little easier to watch a full length movie than in the past--but I agree its not ideal. I do it when I visit Boston a few times a year since the trip is 5 hours or more.

    Since my iPhone is my only unlimited data device its pretty much the only choice if I want to stream a netflix movie or HBO Go over 3G.
     
  15. Shrink macrumors G3

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    #15
    Never.

    The screen is too small, and with a 47" LED HDTV at home - I prefer to wait.

    Short video clips are my limit.
     
  16. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    #16
    Not really, since I only would when I travel, and for that I have my iPad.
     
  17. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you're kidding. I'm all for people doing what they want. I couldn't do this ONCE, let alone every night.
     
  18. spencers macrumors 68020

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    #18
    I occasionally watch my movies and TV shows on my iPhone before I fall asleep using the Plex app.
     
  19. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Nahhh, too small, if I'm anywhere that I have time to watch movies (traveling etc), my 13" MBP will be with me anyway.
     
  20. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    Mostly only watch some TV shows while on the crapper at work hehehehehe
     
  21. Che Castro macrumors 603

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  22. carolinehill macrumors newbie

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    #22
    Do you actually watch Full movies on your iPhone?

    Yes, we can watch Full Movies on iPhone. its very nice to see Movie on iPhone.
     
  23. ucfgrad93, Aug 24, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

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    #23
    I have only watched a couple of movies on my iPhone. As others have said, the screen is too small.
     
  24. Muro macrumors 6502

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    If I watch it with earplugs in and the sound is good, I have no problems with the smaller screen. It's do-able!
     
  25. Savor Suspended

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    I've tried it a few times watching it from YouTube uploads or some streaming site.

    Not my preference. My eyes get watery and I get sleepy. I can't even watch entire movies on my PSP with its 4.3 inch screen. Always my TV for movies with sometimes using my 5-year old laptop even if the resolution is poorer to the actual movie quality.

    But I do have TV shows on my iPhone. I can tolerate 20 min shows much better. I have Family Guy Seasons 4-7 (70+ eps) and the entire 13 episodes of the Lucy & Desi Comedy Hour which runs at 50 min I downloaded from YouTube. For me to keep a video that takes up the most space, it needs to have great replay value. If I only plan to watch it once, I never keep it. That's why I don't have any movies on my iPhone anymore. Too long, takes up too much space, and won't view it that often. My iPhone is mostly filled with some of my favorite YouTube videos that run no longer than 3-5 minutes.
     

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