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.
DirecTV iPad app streaming live TV
[Thanks, Will & Jon]
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 Business Network
Versus (NBC Sports Ntwk)