When I first got my iPad, I mainly used it as an office tool. Since TV stations have created, and have been offering free apps that allow me to watch TV shows and movies, I am just beginning to use my iPad for pleasure. I can now view TV shows and movies when I have the time, and I don’t have to worry about missing a show that I really want to watch.
TNT is basically a station that caters to those who enjoy watching dramas. You can now stream their TV shows and movies to your iPad by downloading their free app, TNT for iPad. (version 1.4 – requires iOS 4.2 or later).
Downloading and using the app:
- log into Apple’s App Store; type TNT into the search engine in the upper right corner; tap and download TNT for iPad (you must be 17 years or older due to restricted material)
- follow the prompts, and log-in to your home TV provider (this usually requires using your e-mail address and password)
- AT&T u-verse TV
4. Use the icons at the bottom of the screen to navigate the app:
- Shows – check available episodes in All Shows (15 presently offered – some are current shows, such as The Mentalist, The Closer, and Supernatural; others are re-runs, such as Dallas, Angel, and Charmed (includes ratings, title of show, and dates aired)
- Movies (includes ratings) tap the arrow; the movie loads and plays (currently offering twenty-two movies for viewing)
- Schedule (current schedule for the present week)
- History (lists your viewing history)
The app, TNT for iPad, gets mixed reviews due to the fact that you must have a subscription with one of the providers listed above. This is the biggest complaint. Other reviews mention streaming difficulties, but all in all, subscribers seem to enjoy using the app and watching their favorite TNT shows and movies.
iPad 2 can be purchased locally at the Apple Store – Westfarms Mall, Farmington, CT and Best Buy in West Hartford, Newington, and Enfield. Call ahead to check for availability.
The following links include additional iPad apps that offer TV streaming:
CNN Live Stream News http://knotmove.com/ipad-in-hartford/ipad-cnn-live-feed-news-via-cnn-available-through-certain-tv-providers