Time Warner Cable Brings Live TV Streaming On the Go to iOS

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Time Warner Cable is making 10 live television networks available for viewing out of the home on its iOS app, plus on demand TV shows and movies from 26 networks. Users can view Live TV from any Wi-Fi connection, and over Verizon 3G and 4G connections if they have Verizon.

    Previously, Time Warner customers could watch hundreds of channels on their iOS devices in their home, but the live TV watcalign centere the home is new. Supported live channels include BBC America, Big Ten Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Business, and the Pac-12 Network, plus NY1 for New York City-based customers.
    Time Warner Cable and Viacom were previously engaged in a lawsuit over TWC's online streaming of Viacom channels to its customers, but it was settled more than a year ago.

    The TWC TV app should be updated with the new streaming tomorrow. It is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Time Warner Cable Brings Live TV Streaming On the Go to iOS
  2. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    This is the future of TV, not on your living room or bed room. Time Warner is just innovating before being left as a tube (what they really are).
  3. macrumors 65832

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
  4. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Aren't they already putting everything on Roku?

    Man, where is Charter in all this? If I could use a tiny Roku or my iPad for all my TV, I wouldn't need to worry about one of those stupid 50 LB converter boxes that Charter generously charges me each month to use.
  5. macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    TWC still charges you the fee for the 50 LB converter box even if you do not have one and choose to use the Roku.
  6. macrumors 603


    Jan 8, 2009
    I've been using EyeTV hybrid on my Mac Pro for years. Screw in a cable and I get 99 channels plus local HD channels. When I moved to Boston, Comcast "scrambled" all the jacks claiming it was due to the digital conversion and required a DTA, which negated use of my EyeTV's DVR recording. Such b.s. from these companies. Time Warner is now slowly requiring DTA's for jacks that don't have a cable box. Many have used unscrambling devices to prove it's not a "digital" issue, but cable companies charing $2-3 for each TV, which adds up to millions in extra fees for non-techie consumers who would know better.

    This streaming app seems more news oriented than anything. What about CBS, NBC, ABC, TNT, USA - networks consumers actually watch? Big yawn.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
  8. macrumors 603


    It is my understanding this is for TW customers only. I want to see an unbundled internet only offering of channels that benefit from live broadcast such as financial and news channels. I would like to see an unbundled internet version of HBO as well.

  9. macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    What's with limiting this to Verizon? Comcast does the same thing and its ridiculous!
  10. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Wouldn't we all? But it's probably never going to happen. Even less likely is unbundled sports networks. Even if the cable providers wanted to radically alter the current model (and for the most part, they are protecting the status quo), we can see the obstacles they face whenever they make even small alterations to the methods of supplying programming to subscribers.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Most of the channels are kind of crummy, BUT I give TWC some serious props for doing this, and it shows that they understand this is where things are going.

    Also, as the first company to do this, others will probably soon follow, and if the experiment goes well, more channels will be added, and there will be increasing pressure on the others to play ball.
  12. macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2003
    Austin, TX
    It seems more than absurd that the use over cellular connection functionality is limited to Verizon only. Why can't AT&T/Sprint/T-mobile users view content? That's ridiculous. I'm so glad DIRECTV doesn't do that.


    TWC is far from the first, DIRECTV has let you do this for a while now. The number of networks isn't great (Audience Network, AXS.tv, Sony Movie Channel, ShortsHD, and Bein Sport) but TWC was not the first.
  13. macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    1 day too late

    actually was complaining about this lack of access yesterday as i was scrambling to watch live coverage of the events in boston. The only app that came through on my iPad was espn's watch-now, and fortunately they were doing around the clock coverage as well.

    Free TV channels should be able to stream their live broadcasts from their own dedicated apps. This shouldn't require TWC login info.
  14. S G
    macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    Not working yet

    I have TimeWarnerCable digital service, and I am in New York. However, this is not working yet, I still get a message saying "Live TV Unavailable - To watch Live TV, you must be connected to your home network."
  15. macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Very nice, can't wait for that update to hit the store! Only wish they would support TV Out/HDMI Mirroring like the Roku can.
  16. scy
    macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    Time Warner-YAWN

    as a prisoner of Time-Warner, a big yawn.. lousy service, lousy inconsistent reception, market services they know very little about (home security, hotspots) get away with suddenly stopping services they previously offered, but if a customer does that it's breach of contract.

    Watching on your iphone /ipad in your own home is not consistent-- no reason to think outside your home will be any different

    They raise prices without adequate reason and notice-- and is the reason a huge amount of the San Diego population of baseball fans cannot see the home team on TV. Mayor calls for boycott... some of us can't switch.. so, unasked for advice: don't switch to TWC unless absolutely necessary. While their techies are consistently great in my experience, that's about it. The company and service sucks.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    The BloombergTV+ app worked perfectly. Within seconds of making the mental connection, I had it downloaded and streaming live news video.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2006
  19. macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    Now if it was possible to get TWC instead of Charter shït Communication for a cable company in my area. Charter Communication a cable company that has no innovation technology, they are still living in the 90s still dwelling on Analog cable instead of Digital and HD, who really cares if some people want to live in the past? Lets move on you will have only a few customer loss not in millions.:mad:
  20. macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2009
    Does not work with Jailbroken devices.

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  21. macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    I forgot about the Bloomberg app. I watched it through the ABC News app. They go live often when there are important news.
  22. macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2010

    Agree. I got fed up with Charter and dumped them for Direct. Much happier; the dvr acts as a slingbox so I can watch anywhere I am, also I can program the dvr from my iPhone or iPad.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
    Findlay, OH
    The reason you have to have Verizon if you want to watch via a 3G/4G LTE connection is because TWC and VZW are "premier partners." They offer a whole bundle thingy and other crap too.

    That, and VZW likely forced them to only support them for cellular.

    As far as channels, go -- pretty bland. But, what's this? BBC America on-the-go? WOOHOO! Now I can watch Top Gear while I'm at the dentist's office, or at the car dealership waiting for my Grand Cherokee's heater box to be replaced for the fifth time! :D
  24. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    Sounds nice....

    and like more and more providers want/need to get a piece of the cake that iOS can bring them.

    As consumer, anyways, I welcome more content providers. I thinl, the more, the merrier.....(provided the right safeguards for consumers, providers and any party involved).

  25. macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA

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