A&E Networks brings its top TV shows to the iPhone for free

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Great news for all of you Duck Dynasty and Pawn Stars fans, you can now watch your favorite TV shows on your iPhone and iPod touch. A+E networks has updated 3 of its iOS apps today with full-length episodes and movies.

A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime apps all now each support the streaming of their top programming—including hit shows like Storage Wars and Pawn Stars —as well as iCloud sync, so you can always pick up where you left off….

From the App Store’s description:

“A+E Networks is expanding its award-winning content to smaller screens with new video watch apps available for free in iTunes for all iOS devices. Now on-the-go viewing goes beyond the iPad, viewers can watch full episodes, movies and exclusive clips from A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime on iPhone and iPod Touch.”

The apps also include exclusive A&E content, like ‘behind the scenes clips’ with your favorite reality stars. And viewers who sign in using their Xfinity Comcast accounts will get access to even more media, like full previous seasons.

Unfortunately, at the moment, AirPlay does not appear to be supported. So if you were hoping to be able to stream this content  to your Apple TV, you’re out of luck. But the good news is, A&E tells 9to5Mac that the feature is in the works.

I have to say, I’m really impressed with the quality of these apps. The UI and animations are sharp, videos load quickly and there’s actually quite a bit of content to choose from. You could literally kill a whole day watching free TV shows.

If you want to check them out for yourself, you can find the A&E, HISTORY, and Lifetime apps in the App Store for free. And yes, they’re are also available for the iPad.