PBS on Monday joined the ranks of networks like ABC and TLC with an official iOS app for streaming full-length content.
Called simply PBS for iPad, the network’s new app allows you to watch full-length episodes on your iPad from 25 of its programs, including Nature, Masterpiece Theater, News Hour, and Circus, a new show that, according to ReadWriteWeb, is debuting first on the iPad.
PBS for iPad will remember where you left off watching an episode so you can resume later. It can also save a history of what you watched and when, and if you haven’t brought yourself to throw your traditional TV out just yet, PBS for iPad can display a schedule for when its shows debut on air.
PBS for iPad’s arrival also coincides with the network’s major revamp of its site, which can now blend national and local news together. PBS.org can auto-discover your location and include content from local PBS stations alongside important national news. This feature works with a dozen stations now, and the rest will be brought on within a few months.
PBS for iPad is available now for free in the App Store, requiring an iPad that runs iOS 3.2 or higher.
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