Different Ways to Watch Movies on Trains
When traveling a great distance by train, time often seems to crawl. Since train systems generally run through largely unpopulated areas, there is usually not much to look at by way of scenery. However, there is an easy way to keep yourself entertained: watch movies. You can utilize a variety of technologies to accomplish just this.
Train travel is similar to air travel in that you can use a personal portable electronic device to watch movies. With a laptop, you can watch DVDs or Blu-Ray discs if the laptop has that particular type of disc drive. Also, several online video services allow you to download a rented or purchased movie ahead of time and watch it whenever you choose. To note, rented movies usually have a 30-day use window.
Smartphones also have this ability, but the smaller amount of space on the phone may not allow for storage of many films, thus limiting your selection. Several apps can play different file extensions, such as .avi and .mp4. You must simply determine the proper file extension of the film and make sure you have the appropriate app. Then transfer the film or films to the smartphone before the train trip. If this is not possible, consider owning a portable DVD player and rent or purchase films prior to the trip.
Word of caution
Current cell service providers have yet to create conditions to allow for fast downloads of large files over their networks and charge heavily for exceeding data limits and for roaming services. Therefore, use great caution when attempting to download a film over a wireless network while traveling.
Through the use of laptops, smartphones and portable DVD players, you have a variety of ways to watch movies on a train trip.