Best app for breaking news w/live video

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  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    With what's going on in Japan this morning I tried to find some live video feeds of the coverage. Of course I first checked my CNN app. While they had video of the stories there was no live continuing video coverage. I then checked a few others apps and kept striking out.

    So I guess my question is, are there any apps I'm overlooking or websites that have live video feeds, playable on the iPad/iPhone that one can turn to?

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. MrMinor macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly what I came to ask. I got live video from Japan on CNN, but it was in Japanese. I am anxious to hear what other apps people are using today for breaking news video.
     
  3. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a little disappointed in CNN. I know that can't always stream live video to the iPad/iPhone app but if this doesn't qualify, what does?
     
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    Go to filmon.com and create a shortcut on the homescreen. I subscribed to the $10/month package and I get to watch quite a few live TV channels, including CNN International, BBC and Al Jazeera English. All live. :D
     
  7. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is this legal? and the cheapest plan I see is $14.95.
     
  8. AceCoolie macrumors regular

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    Slide show?

    Along the same lines, I'm sitting here at work with my iPad in a dock on my desk. I'd love to have some sort of slide show running with news headlines/pics etc. If one looks interesting, I could click it and read the story. Anyone know of an app to do this?
     
  9. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I think a lot of people are expecting a tv tuner in their iPad. Is there an app for live tv at this point?
     
  10. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    There can't be an app because those streams (NBC, CBS, etc) are all copyrighted, so they're broadcast over-the-air but obviously the iPad doesn't have a tuner. On the other hand, you could find a website that streams live tv.

    Edit: justin.tv has a live CNN feed, and they also have an app in the app store, though I doubt it has their live feeds
     
  11. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Time Warner app now streams CNN among other channels - but must be a subscriber to both TV and Internet.
     
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    This.. I'd be down for this..!
     
  13. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Yahoo home page.
     
  14. benniboom macrumors newbie

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    I just tried the iPhone app of the Japanese TV NHK World on my iPad, It's translated in english live, the quality is good and it's live news 24/7 about the event in Japan.
     
  15. AceCoolie, Mar 17, 2011
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    um...I opened the Yahoo home page in safari and it hardly displays a slide show of headlines. It's just a static page like any other site. Am I missing something?

    So far, I'm using Flipboard and the featured page does this except for the huge fricken Flipboard logo in the upper left corner.
     
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