ABC, CBS and NBC will Stream to iPad
Our friend Brian Stelter reports that ABC and CBS will have streaming applications for the iPad ready for the iPad’s launch and that NBC is working on it. Update: ABC’s “ABC Player” iPad app is already available in iTunes.
I’m not sure it wasn’t an April Fools prank but I’ve also seen several reports that Netflix is planning a streaming application for the iPad.
I want to wait to hear how well the ABC, and CBS streaming works. CBS has an application that streams to the iPhone and my experience with it has been on a range of “it’s a sucky pain in the ass, but it’ll do in a pinch,” to “#&!^ you, CBS!” If the iPad version works the same way, I don’t want any part of it.
The iPhone lacks support for the Flash software that is commonly used on the web for video streaming, so Hulu won’t work. But a Hulu application is said to be in development. Of course, a Hulu application for the iPhone has been rumored for about 2 years and that hasn’t happened yet.