Are you getting ready to travel and don’t know what to take on the plane to kill time? In such situations, of course, a cell phone comes in handy. you can listen to music, look at photos for several years. all this is fine, but what if you want to watch a movie? moreover, the time is ideal: 1, 5 – 2 hours, this is just the average duration of the flight.
There are several options for copying a movie to your phone for offline viewing on the plane. we will consider them and you choose your preferred option.
Reading: How to download a movie for a flight
1. copy movies to gallery, sd card or device memory
the easiest option. if you have movies avi, mpg, mp4, etc. in your media library, copy the files to the device memory and watch the movie through any player.
- connect your phone to your pc or laptop.
- via a file manager, copy the file to your device, for example to the dcim or downloads folder.
- after copying, unplug the cable safely (make sure the movie is copied).
- option: install vlc video player for convenient viewing of supported file formats.
- open the movie via gallery or android file manager.
- download the youtube app if it is not already installed on your android.
- make sure you are logged into your account with a premium subscription (the sign is shown near the logo).
- open the video you want to see the plane .
- select the download option from the menu.
- repeat the process for the other videos you plan to watch.
- to watch movies on a plane, go to saved (downloaded content) and play the video without internet.
- download the netflix app on your mobile device.
- go to the page with the movie or other video.
- find the download and touch it. if there is no such option, it means that the movie is not available for download.
- go to the download section: all the downloaded movies will be collected in this tab and you can watch them calmly and comfortably on the plane.
- subscribe to amazon prime.
- download the amazon prime video app and launch it.
- sign in to your amazon account from the device where you plan to watch movies .
- select the movie you want to download or an individual episode of the show.
- select the video quality: low, medium or high.
- touch the button download and wait for the download to complete.
- go to the download section of the app.
- tap the play button.
- connect your device to the internet.
- go to your google account via google play movies & tv app or on the link. open the library section.
- find the movie you want to watch offline.
- tap the download button and wait for the process to finish.
- be offline, open google play movies & tv and start watching the movie.
This way, you can watch any movie by switching to “by plane” mode. you will not need wifi or mobile internet.
2. watching videos saved on youtube
Although it is difficult to find public domain feature films on youtube, it is a great platform for viewing video content. this may include documentaries, instructional videos, and interviews.
To watch youtube on a plane, you need a premium subscription. it costs around $10 per month. once you pay, you will be able to save videos for offline viewing. let’s find out how it works.
3. watch movies through the app
If you have an online movie theater subscription, be sure to check if there is no option to download movies through the mobile app. For example, the Netflix app offers such a service for a long time.
That’s right, it’s not possible to save to your device and watch on the fly any movie you’re interested in. this is due to the various requirements of copyright holders. So here’s how to prepare a movie for viewing on a plane or just offline:
This offline viewing method is convenient and works with most online services that take care of their customers. this includes amazon prime and apple tv.
Not all online theaters may offer airplane mode, but things change over time for the better for the end user.
4. amazon prime video app
do you have an amazon prime video subscription? great! With the mobile app, you can download a movie to your device and watch it on the plane. There’s also a Mac and Windows version of the app, so offline content will also be available via your laptop.
how to watch a movie on a plane through the amazon video app:
5. save movies via google play
This method of viewing on an airplane is suitable for android and ios devices (ipad, iphone, respectively). google play allows its subscribers to save videos from one account on up to 5 different devices.
At the same time, this rule does not apply to rented videos and you can watch videos offline on one device. however, if you delete a video on one device, you can freely download it on another device.
To download a video to watch on a plane, you can do the following: