If you just got your hands on a new iPad 3G and have already obtained the ABC Player for iPad app, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that the app has been updated to support video streaming over 3G. The improvement represents a substantial update that actually survived Apple’s difficult-to-predict approval process. And with ABC moving to the forefront of 3G video streaming so quickly, it's a safe bet that the move will prompt others to do the same in short order.
If you're yet to experience the app in question, the ABC Player is a free download (now available) that enables iPad owners to check out a variety of ABC television programming directly from their tablet. You can search for particular episodes (and watch in on-demand fashion), log a viewing history, and even come back to a show and pick up watching right where you stopped.
Of course, the update brings a smile to the faces of many iPad fanatics today - and not just those who dig "Dancing with the Stars." As ABC and a forthcoming slate of other multimedia powerhouses dabble with video streaming over 3G, more and more providers of digital content will help ensure that the iPad lives up to its potential and bestow upon users the variety of entertainment choices they expect to find on the iPad.