does Plus users still carry an ipad for tv shows?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ventuss, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. ventuss macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    Do you find the iPhone 7 Plus screen big enough to watch movies and tv shows when away from home, or you still carry an iPad/Macbook?
  2. BATman.Berlin macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2015
    I take a tablet on long haul flights. The 5.5" screen is too tiring for my eyes on long flights. I use a cheap Android for just that reason. The day I find out how to download Amazon and Netflix titles to my mac, I'll ditch that tablet.
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I only use my + for TV shows when I'm on the treadmill at the gym. Not worth bringing my iPad in, and the size is adequate for a one hour TV show.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Love my iPad for lengthy use on the Internet or videos. The 7+ does ok when it is all I have.
  5. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    I don't watch movies or work extended hours on such a small display, mostly have an iPad with me.
  6. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    For TV shows the 7 Plus is fine for when I'm not at home or don't have my 12.9 Pro. On holiday or long haul it's Pro all the way.
  7. craig1024 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2016
    I use an iPad Air 2 for Tv but I find my iPhone 6 Plus ok when I don't want to take the tablet
  8. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    Yes, I think a 5.5" screen at 1080p resolution is good for viewing TV shows and movies on the go. When traveling on planes I prefer having a smaller device so it doesn't take up so much room on the tray table and I also like that I can still watch or listen to content while descending or departing. I don't typically fly on long flights though so my opinion would probably change if I had longer flights.
  9. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    I have no problems with shows or movies. Keep a number of movies downloaded all the time to watch at work while slow.
  10. deano1972 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2016
    United Kingdom
    I hate watching movies or my favourite tv shows on anything smaller than a 32" TV

    I can only watch short YouTube videos etc or a bit of live news on a phone of any size
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    When Im home I use one of my ipads to watch videos or connect to my cable providers app and watch live TV.
    When away from home I dont have any problems using my 7 Plus.
  12. Alch3mist macrumors member


    Nov 23, 2016
    Right behind you.
    OP - to answer your specific question I found the plus plenty big to watch show and movies enjoyably. However,

    In December I had a 6 plus and got a iPhone 7 and iPad mini 2. I loved the mini to the point that I really didn't want to use the plus and the 7 was good and small for everything else (phone, text, and day to day apps). I only returned the mini because it was outdated and I wanted a newer iPad (mini or otherwise). My life style didn't require I watch movies on the plus. (Your lifestyle is probably the key answer to your question).
    This year I will go with the smaller phone and a super nice Tablet when they come out.
  13. Rayy42 macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2014
    only take my iPad Air 2 out of the house when flying or on long car rides, otherwise my iPhone 7 Plus does the trick.
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Even the regular 7 can be fine, it all depends on the person (I've certainly done quite a bit of TV/movie watching on my 7, and 6 prior to that, and even 5 prior to that).
  15. xav8tor macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2011
    I have a 7+, 11" MB Air, and iPad 3. For video on the go, or lying around the house, the iPad is becoming redundant. It still has its place, but the 7+ at normal 18-24" viewing distance is not only adequate, it's sharp as a tack. I am loving its picture every bit as much as my 55" 4K Sony at 8 feet. More PPI=>quality with HQ source material. The only downside was having to get a couple of stands for longer viewing times. Holding the 7+ for an entire feature length movie is a bit tiresome.
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I watch a tv episode almost daily in the elliptical or stationary bike at the gym. I think it's fine. Bigger screen isnobviousky better but it's not worth the buy in nor inconvenience for me.
  17. valinda macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Virginia Beach, VA
  18. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
  19. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    the plus models are not a substitute for a tablet imo.

    exactly how I utilize my devices as well.
  20. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    If I'm at home I'll use my tv. A tablet is no substitute for a big screen tv. I do use my 7+ at home to watch videos but it is in a scenario where I'm airplaying to a tv.

    I have a mini but use it mainly for gaming. Mostly COC. I used to watch videos and shows on it. But the bright screen being so close to the eyes began to drive me crazy so I went back to watching on the big screen. Which happens to be in the same room anyways so I'm not sure why I even began to opt using a minuscule in comparison screen instead.
  21. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    If it was just me I'd be fine with using my 6s+ for all media viewing. My family uses our iPad Air with the DirectTVNow app. We still have a four-year-old 42" tv, but it's becoming more of just an ugly eyesore than something we look forward to using everyday.

    Livingrooms used to be centered around the hearth, and now it's around an ugly black plastic box.

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