How to Watch TV and Movies on Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

By Dan Gookin

It’s not possible to watch “real” TV on your Samsung Galaxy tablet, but a few apps come close. The YouTube app is handy for watching random, meaningless drivel, which you may suppose makes it a lot like TV.

Then there’s the Play Movies & TV app, which lets you buy and rent real movies and TV shows from the Google Play Store. And when you tire of those apps, you can use the Camera app with the front-facing camera to pretend that you’re the star of your own reality TV show.

You can use the Google Play Store to not only buy apps and books for your tablet but also to rent movies. Open the Play Movies & TV app, found on the Apps screen.

Renting or purchasing a movie is done at the Play Store, and it works just like purchasing an app. Choose a movie or TV show to rent or buy. Touch the price button, and then choose your method of payment.

Movies and shows rented at the Play Store are available for viewing up to 30 days after you pay the rental fee. After you start the movie, you can pause and watch it again and again during a 24-hour period.