El Segundo, Calif. -
introduced this week its iPad App version 1.5.0 that will enable users to stream on-demand programming outside the home.
However, streaming content outside the home through the app is limited to on-demand content from partners HBO, Starz, Encore, Cinemax, and it will not include live channels.
The direct-to-home satellite company launched in-home streaming of live TV on an iPad app last fall.
The new version of the app also offers integration with Miso's social-TV platform.
To use the new out-of-home function, users go to the "Watch on iPad" tab located at the bottom right of the iPad app and select Movies, TV Shows or Networks to start watching now.
To watch live programming (inside the home only) users click on the Live TV tab.
Users can also view programs recently watched on the iPad and resume viewing where they left off.
DirecTV said the feature will let subscribers turn their iPads into a portable TV to watch favorite channels in any room of the house.