Previously, DirecTV only allowed subscribers access to live and archived content while they were on their home network.
With the newest update of the company's app, which went live today via iTunes, DirecTV now permits users to watch selected content from content providers from any wireless connection.
The app still does not realize users' dreams of enabling live streaming of TV/movie content when not at home, but it does appear one step closer.
The app also permits users to resume and continue watching content they've interrupted or paused on the iPad. And a new social module enables subscribers to see what shows and movies their friends and other subscribers are watching.