The ITV Player for iPad app was given a major overhaul on Thursday allowing users of the app to now watch live television as well as on-demand shows they might have missed from the numerous ITV channels.

Users of the app will now be able to watch ITV 1 and ITV 2, but  not ITV 3 or ITV 4 on the go via Wi-Fi or 3G on their iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch - although you will have to sit through an advert or two before the stream starts.

Other new features include AirPlay Mirroring support. You can now connect to an Apple TV via AirPlay mirroring, using iPhone 4S or the iPad, on a bigger screen on a monitor or TV, Retina graphics for the iPad 3, and support for Live Events as and when they happen.

The new app is available in the UK iTunes store, although be prepared to have high bandwidth as even on our 8MB Broadband line over Wi-Fi the app told us we didn't have enough bandwidth to watch Loose Women. Damn.