MTV is rolling out a huge update to its iOS app today that brings a ton of new content to both the iPhone and iPad. The previous MTV WatchWith app appears to be rebranded to simply “MTV” and now offers a ton of full episodes from the network’s most popular series, on-demand video, & a brand new second screen experience.
As for full episodes, MTV has signed up nine cable providers so far: AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision (Optimum), DIRECTV, Hawaiian Telecom, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. Subscribing to one of these cable providers will be necessary to access the full episodes, but MTV notes it is “working hard to get all TV providers to participate.”
Other content, such as on-demand video, won’t require you to sign in. Available through on-demand is sneak peeks, after shows, bonus clips and exclusive, original content for MTV series, but also great content from MTV News, MTV Style, MTV Geek, HTV Hive, HTV Other, and live coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Video Awards:
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You won’t need to sign in to watch tons of other great video from MTV shows, including sneak peeks, after shows, bonus clips and exclusive, original content from your favorite MTV series including Catfish, Awkward, Teen Wolf, Teen Mom 2, Ridiculousness, Real World, Nikki and Sara and more!
MTV also announced a new second screen experience that will bring interactive content and Twitter and Facebook integration:
VIEWING COMPANION • Enjoy an enhanced viewing companion experience designed specifically to use while you’re watching your favorite MTV primetime series during each weeks’ premiere episode! • Get photos, take polls and quizzes, read behind-the-scenes facts, get insider info, discover the songs from MTV shows and more. • Check out show-specific Twitter feeds with the best, most relevant tweets – including the cast – and tweet directly from the app. • Chat with your friends through Facebook chat.