DirecTV announced today that they have updated their iPad app to support in-home streaming of content. Read on for details!
DirecTV announced the release of an updated iPad app that supports streaming content within your home network. Here is how they described the service:
Now your favorite shows, movies and sports are just a tap away.
Experience all the amazing features of the DIRECTV™ iPad® App with an Internet-connected HD DVR.
Watch live TV on your iPad®.
Tune in to live TV right on your iPad® and watch it anywhere in your home. Whether you’re in your kitchen, your den, or your bedroom—your favorite channels are right there with you wherever you want to be in your house.
Your iPad® now doubles as a TV.
A dedicated module on your screen shows you the channels you can tune in to and the programs currently playing. Just tap the channel you want to watch and tap Watch on iPad®. It won’t interrupt what’s playing on any of your TVs. It’s like a having an extra TV in the palm of your hands.
Swipe to watch on your TV.
When you’re watching a program on your iPad® and want to start watching it on your TV, just swipe upwards on the iPad® app’s video player when you’re not watching in full-screen mode. Like magic, your TV tunes itself to the channel you were watching on your iPad®.
You can now stream live TV from your set top box to your iPad within your home network. Only a limited selection of channels are supported for live streaming; here is the list:
Fox Business Network
Versus (NBC Sports Ntwk)
This is good news! I currently use the iPad app as my primary channel guide for DirecTV and I do watch many of these channels. This essentially gives me another TV screen in the house, a very welcome addition to this app. I am loading it tonight; how about you?