Time Warner Updates TWC TV App to Support iPhone and iPod Touch
Time Warner Cable updated their streaming cable app today enabling live TV streaming on the iPhone.
Before the update streaming live cable content was only possible on the iPad. The update includes support for both the iPhone and iPod Touch, and customers can stream their cable subscription over their home WiFi only. Sadly, the app reportedly hates jailbroken iOS devices. Just a heads up.
The updated app comes at no extra cost to Time Warner Cable subscribers and allows them to manage their DVR, check program scheduling, search for programming, and provides an interactive program guide complete with show descriptions and art. Apparently there are 196 channels available for streaming over the TWC TV app, but customers must be subscribed to the channel and it must be provided by their local system i.e. their cable box.
The biggest caveat with all of these Time Warner, Comcast, and cable company streaming apps is they only work over the customer's home WiFi. Big woop. Iíll take Dish Network's $100 credit for purchasing a Sling Box and streaming my entire library of DVR content, on demand programming, and live TV over any network including 3G. There obviously are times that streaming content in the home is nice, but there isnít a reason to not provide paying customers the ability to watch content outside of the home.
Source: TWCable Untangled