MTV iOS app gains second-screen features, on-demand streaming

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MTV’s beleaguered iOS app has received a massive update which brings it on par with entertainment apps by other major networks. The software has been rebuilt from the ground up “to bring the ultimate MTV video experience to your iPhone and iPad”.

Indeed, among the new features are long overdue second-screen capabilities, free clips and on-demand streams of select MTV shows. Second-screen experience entails interactive features like Facebook chat and relevant Twiter feeds, image galleries, polls and quizzes, various backgrounders, behind-the-scenes facts, MTV charts and so forth…

On-demand streaming of MTV shows requires signing in with one of the following TV providers: AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision (Optimum), DIRECTV, Hawaiian Telecom, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable and Verizon’s FiOS.

MTV is “working hard” to get all TV providers to participate.

Even if your TV provider isn’t playing ball, you can still watch sneak peeks, after shows, bonus clips and other exclusive video content from MTV shows like Catfish, Awkward, Teen Wolf, Teen Mom 2, Ridiculousness, Real World, Nikki and Sara and more.

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Of course, the application also includes free videos from MTV’s News Style, Movies, Geek, Other and Hive shows and coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, summer music festivals and more.

The universal binary MTV app is a free download download from the App Store.