DirecTV introduced its new iPad App version 1.5.0 that will enable users to stream on-demand programming outside the home. However, streaming content outside the home through the app is limited to on-demand content from partners HBO, Starz, Encore, Cinemax, and it will not include live channels.
To use the new outside-your-house application, users can go to the “Watch on iPad” tab located at the bottom right of the iPad app and select Movies, TV Shows or Networks to start watching their favorite programming. To watch live programming (inside the home only) users click on the Live TV tab. Users can also view programs they bean watching on the iPad and resume viewing where they left off. DirecTV said the feature will let subscribers turn their iPads into a portable TV to watch favorite channels in any room of the house.