One of the major advantages to owning an iPhone is all of the access to free content. Apps like TV.com, WatchESPN, and others allow you to watch popular media for free on your iPhone, as long as you have an internet connection.
For all of you jailbroken users, I have another app for you that will fill the need to watch free content on your iDevice. Its name is iSouthPark and it claims to allow you to watch all 209 episodes of the popular South Park cartoon on your iPhone for free. It certainly sounds enticing, but how does this work?
The application follows through on its initial promise; you are indeed given access to the entire South Park series collection on your iDevice. But it doesn’t come without its headaches. It appears as though to access the library, you have to register for a free account with the website that provides the content. While registration is in fact free, it certainly shouldn’t be necessary.
Obviously this app can’t be on the up and up. Much like the SimplePlayer application we reviewed recently, iSouthPark appears to connect to a large library of copywritten content. In fact, that’s all the app seems to do. Pressing the iSouthPark icon just launches the mobile version of the website that hosts the media. From there you can just navigate about the website through the South Park seasons and select the episode you wish to watch.
iDB doesn’t condone piracy of any form. While there is no way to download these TV episodes, it still raises a moral debate. Apps like this have been around for a while on the jailbreak scene but they tend to disappear into the abyss. This particular app was uploaded last night, so I guess we’ll see how long it lasts.
If you want to check out the app for yourself, it can be found in Cydia by searching iSouthPark.
Have you tried out this app yet? Or does it violate your personal ethics?