Not to be outdone by the others making iPad noise, Verizon today demonstrated a new app for viewing FiOS TV on Apple’s tablet. The app isn’t available yet, but long-time telecom reporter Steve Donohue shot video at the Verizon press conference. The demo shows a mosaic of TV channels that stream live video when clicked. There are also references to location-based apps that show “what’s hot” in your area.
As several people have pointed out, Verizon does have some kinks to work out with its upcoming iPad app. First, it’s got some content licensing issues to deal with. (That’s never hard.) And second, the initial version of the app will only work within your house. Kind of defeats the purpose, huh? Ah well, there’s always version 2.0.
Here’s what other folks are saying about FiOS TV on the iPad: