DirecTV has added four new channels to its out-of-home live
TV streaming service -- Mark Cuban's AXS TV, beIN Sport, Shorts HD and Sony
Movie Channel -- available through its iPad app to subscribers over any
The DirecTV iPad app also provides on-demand video from HBO,
Cinemax, Starz, Encore and the DirecTV Cinema pay-per-view movies. Last month, DirecTV
added shows from its exclusive Audience Network lineup, including Damages,
Something to Talk About, The Nick and Artie Show and Call Me Fitz.
The out-of-home live TV streaming feature is available to
all DirecTV customers, for no additional charge. The No. 1 satellite operator
said the service will be available on the iPhone in October and on Android
devices by the end of the year.
Last fall DirecTV upgraded the iPad app to let subscribers
with high-definition DVRs watch live channels -- currently more than 50
networks -- over a home Wi-Fi connection. That feature requires an HD DVR
connected to the Internet (model R22, HR20 or higher) and must be on the same
wireless home network as the HD DVR.
Other features of the iPad app include the ability to tune
to channels on TV from the tablet and set DVR recordings from anywhere.
The free app is available to download from Apple's