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NBC's iPad application

Late last week, NBC announced that it had enhanced its iPad application to offer viewers access to full-length episodes, providing a significantly improved set of offerings for users.
"We are thrilled to offer our fans full episodes via our NBC.com app. Now the app truly reflects the deep fan experience that we have created online at NBC.com," said [NBCUniversal Digital Entertainment President Vivi] Zigler. "And our fans are going to love the latest update to the NBC Live app which now offers them more content, better access and a unique social television experience."

In addition to full episodes, the NBC app for iPad, which launched in June 2011, gives fans access to content from their favorite shows and features such as thousands of video clips and highlights, exclusive photo galleries, recaps, games and news, making it all customizable from the myNBC dashboard.
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TNT for iPad

NBC is not the only network to roll out new support for full-length episodes, as Turner Broadcasting has also released new TNT for iPad and TBS for iPad applications offering access to full episodes from those channels for users who are eligible through their cable company subscriptions. The company also updated its iPhone applications for TNT and TBS with the same functionality.

Article Link: NBC, TNT and TBS Bring Full-Length TV Episodes to iOS Devices
 

newagemac

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The new NBC app is awesome! Watching full episodes of 30 Rock today. Same content as that available on the website.
 

soco

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Came here to say this. Canadian (and other not US countries) content providers really need to step it up. People turn to piracy because you force them too.

Really? And here I thought this was just something Canada wouldn't have had access to anyway.

Your mindset is that of someone who sees rich people driving fancy cars and thinks he needs to steal one because it wasn't fairly available to him as a middle-class individual. That's ridiculous. If you got by before without NBC on your iPhone, why get so annoyed when others get it? If NBC or your content providers wanted you to have it, they would have worked that out. Instead, you'll keep getting what you're paying for. It's not like they're about to start surgcharges for this stuff that you'll pay for and still not have access to the content.
 

buxtone17

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iOS deviceS, with an S? Is this available for iPhone and iPod touch now? Because I'm not seeing in the App Store...
 

davidbrummy

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Came here to say this. Canadian (and other not US countries) content providers really need to step it up. People turn to piracy because you force them too.

UK is pretty good. BBC IPlayer, ITVPlay and 4od are all impressive. Sadly only BBC IPlayer has a non flash solution so will work on iDevices.

They are two types of people who turn to piracy. Those like you say who would pay if given access to content, and those who just want stuff for free ignoring the fact stuff costs money to make. The first issue can be solved by working out the licensing issues so content is available world wide at the same time so people don't resort to bit torrent or VPN. You will never solve the second problem as those people simple don't care.
 

NAG

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Really? And here I thought this was just something Canada wouldn't have had access to anyway.

Your mindset is that of someone who sees rich people driving fancy cars and thinks he needs to steal one because it wasn't fairly available to him as a middle-class individual. That's ridiculous. If you got by before without NBC on your iPhone, why get so annoyed when others get it? If NBC or your content providers wanted you to have it, they would have worked that out. Instead, you'll keep getting what you're paying for. It's not like they're about to start surgcharges for this stuff that you'll pay for and still not have access to the content.

You'd think that if you were going to argue the moral high ground as far as never copying illegally you'd at least use an argument that wasn't mired in a bad analogy.
 

dagamer34

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This kind of stuff is why AppleTV needs an App Store. As much as people like watching stuff on their iPad, they overwhelmingly prefer the watching on the largest screen in their house.
 

darkslayer13

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This article should be retitled:

"Anyone who doesnt own an iPad shouldn't bother to read the following"
 
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notjustjay

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Canada, eh?
Really? And here I thought this was just something Canada wouldn't have had access to anyway.

Your elitist attitude notwithstanding (you do realize I get NBC on my TV at home, right? So why would I be any less entitled to watch the same content online than you?), it's worth noting that MacRumors has worldwide readership, so I think it may be worth noting in the article that apps such as this one are limited to certain countries.

I think it'd be useful if they could add a tag such as "[US Only]" for apps like this.
 

newagemac

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The TNT and TBS apps can be mirrored on the Apple TV but you can't stream it to the Apple TV.

This means you can't fill the screen. It's kind of sort of letterboxed.

Just wanted to point out that mirroring does not necessarily produce letterboxed viewing. If video out is enabled (for when you use the HDMI adaptor) and the output is in widescreen format there, then the wireless mirroring will be in widescreen format and fill the screen as well.
 

Robin4

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So they finally decided they would us the honor, ha! I remember when the iPad just got started and ABC was the only tv app. My oh my, this is a clear example of how money talks. 10 million iPads carry a big stick.
 

Simmias

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This is a step in the wrong direction. I do not want my TV shows balkanized into separate apps, each with their own interface. I do not want separate NBC, TNT, and Turner apps, anymore than I want separate Warner and Universal apps for watching movies, or separate Random House and Simon and Schuster apps for reading books. TV content (both free and paid) should be centralized in the iTunes Store, or at least a Hulu-like TV app. Obviously, this is what consumers want, but not the networks. They can insert all the ads, watermarks, or network promos they want into free content, but please no separate apps to clutter up the home screen and make it difficult to search/browse all available content.
 

Ingot

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Came here to say this. Canadian (and other not US countries) content providers really need to step it up. People turn to piracy because you force them too.

The American companies block their signals via internet (Hulu, CBS.com to name a few) to Canada sighting they don't have copyright with the distribution companies to do this. Then I have to go to piratebay or eztv to get what others can get legally in the US. Want to stop piracy, give us the ability to do what our American brethren can do legally.
 

soco

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You'd think that if you were going to argue the moral high ground as far as never copying illegally you'd at least use an argument that wasn't mired in a bad analogy.

I didn't know I used any analogies... I'm pretty sure I gave a straightforward opinion.

Your elitist attitude notwithstanding (you do realize I get NBC on my TV at home, right? So why would I be any less entitled to watch the same content online than you?), it's worth noting that MacRumors has worldwide readership, so I think it may be worth noting in the article that apps such as this one are limited to certain countries.

I think it'd be useful if they could add a tag such as "[US Only]" for apps like this.

Elitist? I'd sooner call my attitude fortunate. I happen to live in the US, so I happen to benefit from this. I don't think I'm better than you for having access, I just think I live somewhere else.

It's great that you get NBC at home. I just don't understand why that entitles you to this new feature that you're not paying extra for. We happen to get it, you happen to not. What's the travesty?
 
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