DirecTV, a provider of digital satellite television services in the U.S., has released an iPad app that offers remote control functionality and TV guide browsing. With this entry in the App Store, DirecTV joins several television service providers in the U.S. including Comcast (Xfinity), Tivo, Verizon, and AT&T in offering an iOS app to control DVRs and access television program guides.
The app’s description lists the following features:
- Highly customizable remote control functionality right on your iPad.
- Browse and discover movies, shows and sports – without interrupting the show you are currently watching on TV.
- Set recordings or channel tune instantly, and access more information on shows, cast & crew, with parental ratings.
- Access sports scores and schedules and set your favorite teams.
DirecTV App for iPad will work only for subscribers in the U.S. with a residential home account enabled to access recording and remote functionality via the company’s site. Only specific DVR models will work with the app, which are listed in the app’s description and on DirecTV’s site here.