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There are a few TV apps already out there, such as AT&T's U-Verse, but so far they've been optimized just for the iPhone. Well now, iPad owners will have an app for TV too, brought to you by Verizon. Today, the company revealed a series of video apps, including one that lets FiOS subscribers watch what they get on TV on their tablets. The app is slated for release early next year.
Unfortunately, there will be a few limitations. To make sure users are paying for what they get, subscribers can only watch linear programming on their iPad at home. The app will essentially be streaming content from your FiOS set top box to your iPad.
Lots of TV providers are already planning to roll out apps, but few are incorporating live TV streaming. Still, is it really worth it if you can only watch TV on your iPad in your home? We have iPads, but we'll use our full-fledged media units over that, thank you. We're more excited for the HBO iPad app scheduled to arrive in six months--800 hours of HBO content per month, for all HBO subscribers!
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