A+E Networks, parent company of a number of cable channels, has unleashed new versions of three of its iPhone and iPod touch apps into the App Store. The updated version, first noted on Tuesday, gives the iPhone and iPod touch users of the A&E, The History Channel, and Lifetime apps streaming of their channel's top programming.
A+E Networks said:
A+E Networks is expanding its award-winning content to smaller screens with new video watch apps available for free in iTunes for all iOS devices. Now on-the-go viewing goes beyond the iPad, viewers can watch full episodes, movies and exclusive clips from A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime on iPhone and iPod Touch.
The apps also include exclusive A+E content, such as "behind the scenes videos" featuring your favorite A+E television stars.
Comcast subscribers can log in to the apps and get access to even more content. The blurb in each of the apps also states that more cable and satellite providers will be added to the app soon, though it doesn't give a timeframe for that.
The apps do not support Airplay yet, but the app blurbs do say it is "coming soon." Again, there is no timeframe given.
A+E had released the same apps for the iPad -- with the same functionality -- in December. At the time, A+E Networks said that it would be releasing similar apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch in January. Apparently, they missed the deadline by just a smidge.
A+E also said, at the time, that a similar app for Android devices would be released sometime in the first quarter of this year. It's unclear if the company is still on track for an Android release, or not.