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CNN has taken the 24-hour news cycle another step, by adding streaming to as well as its apps for the iPad and iPhone. (Android users, you’re out of luck.)

“CNN is taking a significant step forward by offering live CNN and HLN TV to our audiences whether they are on their couches at home or have their toes in the sand on the beach,” said KC Estenson, general manager of CNN Digital, in a press release.

Streaming is available to about 50 million households with subscribers to AT&T;, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon. If you don’t already have access to CNN on television, the iPad app isn’t going to help you catch up on the latest on Casey Anthony.

[via CNN]