updated 01:07 pm EDT, Tue April 15, 2014
Feature tethered to cable providers
A&E has updated two of its iOS apps -- History, and the network's namesake -- with support for watching live TV. Previously users were able to watch clips and full episodes, but only after the fact. Like some other TV apps, gaining access to the live streams requires a cable subscription.
At the moment, access is further restricted to a set number of providers. The list so far includes Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Optimum, Verizon FiOS, Shaw Go, Time Warner Cable, Bright House, and some regional companies. A&E is promising that more providers will be added in the near future.