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LogMeIn adds new iPad support, HD for Mac users

LogMeIn has updated its free LogMeIn and paid Ignition apps for iOS adding support for the new iPad Retina Display along with additional in-app Pro subscription options for users of the free version. Following a recent update to the Mac OS X LogMeIn app, the iOS version now also provides Mac users with access to high-definition video streaming capabilities and sound directly from their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

HD support was added to the LogMeIn iOS apps in December, however the feature requires an accompanying update to the computer-side component which was initially only available for Windows users. With the latest Mac update, LogMeIn Pro subscribers can now stream HD-quality video with sound from their remote Mac, allowing users to view movies and TV shows and even play games over a remote desktop connection. For users of the free LogMeIn iOS app, a Pro subscription is required to access the new HD features for each remote computer; in-app subscriptions have been updated in the latest release with three-month and six-month options in addition to the $40/year annual subscription. Users of LogMeIn’s paid Ignition app can access the HD video streaming and other iOS-related Pro features such as My Cloud Bank for multiple remote computers with no additional subscription required. LogMeIn for iOS is available from the App Store as a free download; Ignition is priced at $100 and is a free update for users of prior versions. Both apps are universal with support for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Since I have Sling Technology, and the new Blockbuster @ Home movie pack from DISH, I won’t be buying any subscription apps for my iPad.  I can get access to over 100,000 movies, games and TV shows, and Sling lets me take it all on my iPad practically anywhere I go.  A DISH coworker told me about the app needed (DISH Remote Access) and when I found out it was free, I signed right up.  For the same price as the old HD Platinum pack ($10/mo) I get all this PLUS an extra 20 HD Movie channels for my lineup.  DISH just gives me more options to get the content I want!

Posted by erik in Toronto on April 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM (CDT)

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