iPad gets Live TV from Comcast and Revamped Kindle Store

iPad owners can now stream live TV to their devices with a new app from Comcast, while Amazon has also released a new Kindle storefront designed especially for the tablet, AppleInsider reveals.

Comcast has announced it is rolling out AnyPlay for iPad, which delivers live TV to Xfinity TV customers, who can access their favourite shows and progrms over their home Wi-Fi connection on their tablet. Users can also gain access to on demand content.

"This means that while someone else watches a program in the living room, for example, you can watch another show on your iPad from the backyard deck, kitchen or other places around the home," Comcast explains on its official blog.

For now, Xfinity HD Triple Play customers in Nashville and Denver can enjoy the service for free, but in the coming months the availability of this AnyPlay functionality will be extended.

Meanwhile, Amazon has also souped up its offering for Apple tablet owners who enjoy a good eBook, with an optimised Kindle Store. The new touch-optimised storefront enables iPad users to search, find and buy books from the impressive Amazon library much more easily.

Because of Apple's restrictions when it comes to selling content directly through iOS apps (for which Apple takes a 30% cut), users have to connect through the iPad's Safari browser at amazon.com/iPadKindleStore.

The Kindle Cloud Reader also enables iPad users to read eBooks directly from their web browser.