AT&T's U-verse TV service may not be everywhere, but for the folks that can get access, there's one more reason to also snag an iPad. As the Apple ecosystem slinks into even more corners of the entertainment universe, AT&T has announced this week that its AT&T U-verse for iPad App, which makes it easy for users to connect their iPad to their TV for an even better viewing experience, is available on the App Store. Extra content and information about the TV show you're watching, including series overview, episode synopsis, photos, cast and crew information, related TV shows, etc. are now available, not to mention a full-featured, intuitive U-verse remote control with channel, guide, DVR, interactive app and on-demand controls, eliminating the need for extra (or lost) remotes throughout the home.
Users can also watch shows and movies over a Wi-Fi connection, including shows and movies from STARZ, ENCORE, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, with more choices added on an ongoing basis. Access the U-verse programming guide and DVR scheduling, similar to the functionality available on the U-verse app for iPhone and iPod touch. Using the U-verse IP platform and in-home U-verse Wi-Fi network, customers can link the app to any U-verse TV receiver in their home. Using a simple one-time set up process for each U-verse receiver, customers just tune to channel 9301 and go through intuitive steps to name their U-verse receivers using a default name like "living room" or "bedroom," or create a personalized name, to enable the functionality and features.
The AT&T U-verse for iPad App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.