DirectTV users can now stream videos in their homes to their iPads. This is what Comcast, Time Warner and Optimum users can do also. This new 1.3.1 app allows users to stream 40 different channels. To download this app free click here. Quoted
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.
However this may not be good news for every one as the new DirectTV does not work on any device that is Jailbroken. Apparently it will shut down and will not open. There is one caveat however. The new DirectTV doesn’t appreciate Jailbreakers and shuts down if it detects that it is being used on a Jailbroken device (below). One the bright side 9to5Mac has provided us with a solution, click here t o see how to fix this problem for you jailbroken device.
If this is not yet sold to you, you may be interesed to know that some of the channels that you will have access to via the Direct TV app are, Fox News, CNN, Cartoon Network, Discovery and many many more.