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PDShows is an iOS app for viewing public domain (hence PD) movies and episodic videos such as serials or TV shows. Most of them are hosted at archive.org.



I wanted to watch some of these videos and there was no app to do that. So I wrote one.

Is this legal?

All of these videos are in the public domain. If they aren’t, please let me know and I’ll remove them. I have checked already, but things can change.

Why didn’t you include X?

Is X in the public domain? Do you have a link to the videos that can be streamed? Send them to me! If they are pirated or under copyright, I won’t include them.

Privacy Policy

We don’t know anything about you and gather no information from you. No tricks.

Third Party Acknowledgements

This app uses these libraries besides the standard Apple supplied APIs.

GDLogger (my own logging cocoapod)


Contact us

Send me an email or snail mail if you prefer.

75 Trueman Ave
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 US