DirecTV Adds Limited Live Streaming To iPad

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Mel Martin of TUAW on DirecTV’s iPad app, which now supports streaming:

You have to be on the same network as your DirecTV receiver, and not all channels are available. I’m not seeing the pay movie channels, or the local channels, which are all a matter of rights with the owners of those channels.

Streaming sounds great, but if it’s limited to the same network and only some channels, I don’t really get it. If I am in my house why would I prefer video on my iPad to my TV?

I wish instead they would have added the ability to watch things off your DVR, rather than stream things for only some channels. I guess it’s a start though.