Verizon brings football to the tablet with iPad app

ipad appWhile service providers like Comcast and Dish Network made a big splash recently with TV applications for the iPad tablet PC, Verizon Communications was much quieter last month as it rolled out a new NFL RedZone iPad app for FiOS TV customers. The app lets you stream RedZone content to the iPad in your home, assuming you are a FiOS TV customer that subscribes to the RedZone channel. It turns out that the app actually was re-launched last month after an even quieter debut earlier in the year.

TFTS has more:

“For the second time this year, the FiOS App for the iPad is available in the iTunes app store. The Verizon RedZone streaming application was actually made available earlier this year but was pulled from the app store for unknown reasons and has now made a triumphant return.”

This one is purely for the fantasy football freaks among us. If you are wondering why anyone would need to watch RedZone on an iPad while at home—and probably watching football on TV at the same time—than you are not a member of the target audience for this app. Perhaps that’s why Verizon didn’t bring out the trumpets for its launch. Such specialized iPad TV apps show how useful the tablet really can be as a TV accompaniment, though the big fanfare should be saved for the more broadly appealing iPad TV apps, such as the one launched by Comcast that include content navigation, TV viewing and DVR management.

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