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 Internet connection.
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 iTunes Store.