DirectTV users can now do what Comcast, Time Warner and Optimum users can do – stream video in their homes to their iPads. The new 1.3.1 app (Free, iTunes) allows users to stream 40 channels of content…

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.

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). Fix is here.

Thanks reader Ladis

Channels that work with iPad below:

Fox News Fox Soccer Discovery
CNN NHL Network SyFy
msnbc BTN TLC
Planet Green Tennis Channel FX
Fox Business Network USA Lifetime
AUDIENCE Network Cartoon Network Bravo
Hallmark Channel HGTV Animal Planet
Speed History Nat Geo
MLB Network TBS Science
Versus (NBC Sports Ntwk) Food Network Biography Channel
Golf Channel Univision Travel Channel
NFL Network A&E

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