DIRECTV CoPilot allows you to Tweet about the program you are watching, gives you key moments about the program and lets you share your thoughts online. Even better than that, you can get enhanced Cast & Crew information on your iPad so you don't have to interrupt everyone viewing just to find information about a particular actor or actress.
CoPilot is not currently available for all programs but if you see the "Launch DIRECTV CoPilot" button one click will take you to the next level of watching TV. CoPilot will start out being available for sports programming and other "events" and will eventually be expanded to more programs, including your recorded content.
The DIRECTV app for iPad is a complete package with the addition of GenieGo. Now the interface of GenieGo will look better than ever on your iPad because it is now optimized for your tablet.
The App is now a one stop shop including a remote control, the ability to stream live tv inside your home, stream recorded programs outside your home, access the DIRECTV on-demand library and lets you share your thoughts about what you are watching online.
The DIRECTV App for iPad is available in the App Store. Android is expected sometime in the future.
Source: Solid Signal Blog