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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:

  1. Tap the Videos app icon on the Home screen to open the application.

  2. Tap the Movies, Podcast, or TV Shows tab, depending on which you want to watch.

  3. Tap an item to open it.

  4. Tap the Play button.

    The movie, podcast, or TV show opens and begins playing. The progress of the playback is displayed on the top of the screen, showing how many minutes you've viewed and how many remain. If you don't see this information, tap the screen once and it will display briefly along with a set of playback tools at the bottom of the screen.

  5. With the playback tools displayed, take any of the following familiar actions:

    • Tap the Pause button to pause playback.

    • Tap Go to Previous Chapter or Go to Next Chapter to move to a different location in the video playback.

    • Tap the circular button on the Volume slider and drag it left or right to decrease or increase the volume, respectively.

  6. To stop the video and return to the information screen, tap the Done button.

Note that if you've watched a video before and stopped partway through, the next time you open the video in iPad it opens at the last spot you were viewing by default. To start a video from the beginning, just as with most players, you simply tap and drag the circular button on the Progress bar all the way to the left.

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Nick Willoughby heads Filmmaking For Kids and Film Future, a pair of programs designed to teach kids aged 7 to 16 the various aspects of filmmaking. Nick is also a writer and director for 7 Stream Media, a video and media production firm based in the UK. Will Eagle has made a career out of digital marketing. He was a business strategist for Google and Pinterest, specifically assisting large clients in creating and executing YouTube marketing plans. Eagle has also worked for leading marketing firms and has been a guest lecturer at several universities. He is currently the vice president of strategy and marketing at Collab. Tee Morris is a social media pioneer. An early adopter of podcasting, he is no stranger to building audiences and releasing original content online. He has his own streaming channel on Twitch (, featuring a variety of gaming and talk shows. Tee is coauthor of Podcasting For Dummies, 3rd Edition, as well as several novels in the science fiction and fantasy genre, including the award-winning steampunk series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

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