DIRECTV has updated its iPad app and it now offers the ability to use your iPad as a portable TV. Before you get too excited, it can only work within the walls of your own home and does not offer any form of remote viewing access to your content. Of course it does a lot more than just in home streaming to the iPad. It also lets you search, record and control all your DIRECTV content from home or when you are away.

The latest update also adds a few other new features:-

  • Turn your iPad into a portable TV and watch your favorite shows in any room of your home. Quickly scroll through a list of channels available to watch on your iPad with a dedicated “Live TV Streaming” Module.
  • Get tips in the help section to guide you through features in the app.
  • Set parental controls to block live TV channels viewed on the iPad.
  • Change start and end times to add padding to a program when setting a recording.

DIRECTV for iPad is a free app but does require a residential DIRECTV subscription and website registered account.

[App Store Link]

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