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Watch Live TV On Your iPad and iPhone for Free – While It Lasts

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Watching Live TV on the iPad and iPhone is a wish of many owners, and the app store offers a number of ways to watch live TV from network and cable channels, but almost all of these apps require a cable subscription.

A new web service, iOSLiveTV, skirts the Apple App Store reviewers and offers up live streaming TV on the iPhone and iPad.

Read: Watch Live TV On Your iPad: App Roundup

iOSLiveTV won’t be around for long because the service likely does not have the rights to stream premium channels, so it’s only a matter of time before the service goes dark.

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Until then, users can watch many channels including,

  • NBC
  • CBS
  • Showtime
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • SyFy
  • FOX
  • USA
  • A&E
  • Cinemax
  • FX
  • and more.

iOSLiveTV plays in the iPhone and iPad browser and is airplay compatible, making it simple to stream live TV from the iPad to the Apple TV. The service delivers good quality video on most channels, though there is a weird stuttering on several channels, including Showtime.

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Some feeds are already going down as I write this, but ESPN is still up and running, showing the Not, Top 10 plays of the day.

While iOSliveTV will be a distant memory by Monday, it serves as a reminder to how good the video experience could be on the iPhone and the iPad if rights owners found a way to deliver content streaming right to these devices.

While there are a number of great streaming apps for the iPad and iPhone, almost all require the user to subscribe to a cable service, which is expensive and comes with a lot of channels users don’t want.

Even Game of Thrones, which has an amazing iPad experience thanks to HBO Go, falters because users must subscribe to a cable company that has a streaming agreement with HBO. Many users would rather pay HBO $15 a month direct and skip the cable subscription.

Head over to iOSLiveTV.com to watch Live TV on your iPad and iPhone while you can.

 

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

12 Comments

  1. MblockGraphics .

    04/28/2012 at 6:48 pm

    Not sure if I missed something, but I couldn’t find the link to the episode here. I did however find out how to watch it at http://hbostreams.com – check it out.

  2. Steve84

    05/03/2012 at 10:14 am

    Hello, it seems the service moved to another domain, the old address is ioslivetv.com and the new one is ioslivetv.net. Read this somewhere on Youtube. But anyway, ioslivetv.net is great, thank developers

  3. Thrasymachus

    05/04/2012 at 5:50 pm

    Actually, http://iOSLiveTV.com works fine.

    ioslivetv.net seems like the cheapest knock-off you could come up with.

  4. michael

    07/13/2012 at 5:45 pm

    wanna to watch international tv channel?

    a lot of channel tv online and you can watch it for free.
    channel can be watch on iphone, ipad, ipod touch, and other smart phone device,
    http://lihattv.com its great site.

    • hanna

      08/19/2012 at 7:58 pm

      I like lihattv, the best part is… I can watch on web and XBMC too. It’s awesome service from lihattv.com

  5. derry

    07/29/2012 at 9:39 am

    lihattv.com works fine, best site!

  6. Jonathan

    08/15/2012 at 7:14 am

    I actualy use Mobile TV Platinum on my ipad 2. Many channels and lot of sports streamings which i love. Sometimes i use lihattv but there are not so many channels and worst quality.

  7. Fouad

    08/25/2012 at 4:15 pm

    Can I watch the Raiders match against the Lions live on my iPad
    Please advice

  8. Gerardo

    08/26/2012 at 3:16 pm

    I like Mobile TV Platinum for my ipad and iphone, many us and uk channels all day

  9. LeadsDubai (@LeadsDubai)

    09/12/2012 at 9:05 am

    Watch iphone 5 launch live here!!
    http://goo.gl/yg7ZN

  10. isbath

    09/22/2012 at 4:52 pm

    yes i watching with lihattv for free

  11. simon

    08/09/2013 at 10:54 pm

    awesome, lihattv.com can play on vlc and kmplayer too!!

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