SnagFilms’ New iPad App Allows Free Streaming of Indie Docs

SnagFilms releases ad-supported application for Apple tablet

SnagFilms, which distributes ad-supported indie documentaries online, announced Thursday a new iPad application that will users to stream more than 50 docs, many of them festival winners  – including “Super Size Me,” “Trembling Before G-d” and “Heavy Metal in Baghdad” – for free.

SnagFilms said it plans to regularly refresh the slate of films available on the app — sponsored by American Express’ Members Project — from its relatively extensive library (the company already offers more than 1,800 films for streaming online).

"So you want full length movies on your iPad, but you don't want to pay for it," a video introducing the app begins. "Well SnagFilms has exactly what you've been looking for."

Click here for a full list of films available at launch.

And check out the video demo — including a few Hulu and Netflix-directed digs — below: