DirecTV debuted its iPad app in February with an impressive suite of remote control and content browsing options, but one of the few missing features was the ability to watch TV on it, which has now been added. Like similar apps from Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, v1.3.1 adds the ability to watch 38 channels live on the tablet, provided you're connected to the same home network as your DirecTV Plus HD DVR. That home restriction, plus being limited to only live TV streams and not DVRed programming separates it from Sling's apps, but at least it's still a free add-on. If you want to watch recorded shows or take them on the go you'll still need the Nomad box for that. Check below for a link to one of DBSTalk's usual thorough walkthrough PDFs breaking down the new features, a few screengrabs sent in by a reader, and the complete channel list after the break.
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DirecTV iPad app streaming live TV

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What TV channels are available to watch live on my DIRECTV™ iPad® App?
DIRECTV is continuing to add more TV channels to stream live to your iPad®. Here is a list of network channels that you can stream live today.

Fox News

NHL Network

Discovery

CNN

BTN

SyFy

msnbc

TNT

TLC

CNBC

USA

Lifetime

Fox Business Network

Cartoon Network

Bravo

Speed

HGTV

Animal Planet

MLB Network

History

Nat Geo

Versus (NBC Sports Ntwk)

TBS

Science

Golf Channel

Food Network

Biography Channel

NFL Network

Univision

Travel Channel

NBA.TV

A&E

Planet Green

Tennis Channel

Hallmark Channel

AUDIENCE Network

Fox Soccer

FX

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DirecTV's iPad app updated with live TV streaming, as long as you stay at home