iPad To Become Mobile TV With Verizon AppBy Chris Weiss
Verizon is preparing to turn the iPad into the sleekest, sexiest mobile TV around. The company has a FiOS app in the works that will deliver live television streaming to the iPad.
That is the coolest that the FiOS app will ever look, however. From there, it’s all downhill.
The app will only be available to FiOS customers with a FiOS set-top box. That’s fair enough; Verizon’s gotta’ make a buck somehow. However, that last part about the set-top box should foreshadow why the service won’t really be that grand: you can only use it in your home where the box is. So it’ll allow you to stretch your legs while enjoying your favorite prime time shows, but it’ll only be as “mobile” as a prisoner under house arrest. Not exactly the mobile TV one would hope for.
Verizon is still working on getting content partners aboard. [via PC World]