About a month after launching a movie streaming app for Android, BlackBerry, WebOS, and iPhone, mSpot has launched a new version optimized for the Apple iPad. What sets mSpot’s service apart from other solutions such as the Netflix iPad app is that mSpot doesn’t charge a monthly fee — instead you can rent movies for between $2.99 and $3.99.

Once you rent a video, you can immediately start streaming it to your mobile device.

The service works over WiFi or 3G connections, although you’ll typically get higher quality video streams over WiFi. The company also has a web site at mSpotMovies.com which lets you rent and watch movies on a PC. If you have the mobile app, you can also start watching movies on a PC, hit pause, and resume where you left off on a mobile device — or vice versa.

The folks at mSpot have put together a video showing how the new iPad app stacks up against the Netflix app for iPad, which you can check out below. It might be a little biased, but it also gives you an idea of how the app works. Update: The video has been removed

The  mSpot movies app for iPad is available as a free download from the App Store.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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