What’s this? According to a recent report by NewTeeVee, Verizon has announced plans for an application that will allow its FiOS television and Internet service subscribers to stream live TV to their iPads.
This will be limited to users’ home Wi-Fi networks. Even so, the prospect is very exciting indeed. As the report states:
Verizon unveiled a series of new video applications today, including an upcoming iPad app that will allow FiOS subscribers to watch the same linear programming that is available on their TV screens on their tablet devices. The new app is expected to be rolled out early next year and Verizon expects to have all of its content partners on board by the time the app launches.
And, what’s more, the technology to make all of this possible has already been developed, says NewTeeVee. All that’s left is for Verizon to negotiate with content providers, ensuring their approval of the scheme. However, there is little room for disapproval, as the plan simply treats the iPad as another TV; one that would be covered by existing subscriptions.
So, what do you think? Does this excite you? I use BBC iPlayer and various other “catch-up” services on my MacBook all the time. And, though these plans are US-based (and I’m a UK fanboy), the idea of being able to stream live TV to my iPad is very appealing indeed. Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.