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The NFB Films iPad app is now available!

The NFB Films iPad app is now available!

The NFB Films iPad app is now available!

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The NFB Films iPad app is now available through iTunes. With this app, you can watch over 1000 movies – documentaries, animations and feature films – free on your iPad. You can also store films on the iPad for up to 48 hours to watch when you’re away from a WiFi zone.

The app has the same features as our iPhone app, but has been optimized to take advantage of the inherent qualities of the iPad. Take it for a spin – we know you’ll love it.


  • Over 1000 free movies to watch on your iPad
  • A kids’ channel with fun and education content for children
  • Store films for up to 48 hours for off-line viewing
  • Browse films by channel/category
  • Search for films by title
  • Bookmark your favourite films
  • Split-screen technology that allows you to browse related content while viewing a film

You can download the app through iTunes, or visit our free downloads page on

Happy viewing! And please, let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Updated, July 1, 2010: We’ve had several reports of loading/crashing bugs related to the app. We’ve identified the problem and fixed it. It had to do with our servers, not the app itself. However, it is a version 1.0 release on a new platform, so there is a chance that there are other issues, despite our rigorous pre-release testing. If you encounter any bugs, or have feedback of any sort, please leave us a note in the comment section below or send an email to Thank you!

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  1. Android is a much faster growing platform than iOS, and it is expected to take the #2 position very soon (Android + Symbian representing 1/3 each). I hope that NFB will make their app available for this platform soon.

  2. ipad got so many problems,but still can’t stop people buying.
    I guess just outlooking attract many,and some Personalize setting make you more comfortable.
    Specially,it never similar with any others,so if you are conditioned to use Apple stuff,you are in.

  3. @Dave, @Matt – Thanks for the comments, guys. We’re working hard to make our content accessible on as many platforms as possible. We’ll keep you posted!

    — Julie Matlin,
  4. Would like to second the Android app idea…

    — Matt Ledding,
  5. Congratulations on your iPad app! I hope you plan to eventually support the Android platform as well. I think it is well within the spirit of the NFB!

    — Dave,

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