To all the Time Warner customers out there, you’ve got an app. With some caveats you can play 32 channels of streaming tv. Of course, you need to be a Time Warner customer with a basic cable plan and you need to connect over wifi over a Time Warner network (so at work you cannot connect for example). This is a simple live tv app and that’s all you can do with it – play what’s on at the time. It’s noted though that they are planning on adding more channels and the ability to control your DVR from the app as well. Here’s a video of it in action:

Ok so it’s not a SlingPlayer but on the other hand it doesn’t change what you watch on tv so if you’re already a TWC customer, may as well get this since it’s free. During March Madness you can use this as one of your game screens if nothing else. The inability to use it outside of a TWC network is pretty limiting but as an extra tv it works.

via PCMag

2 COMMENTS

  1. So basically it’s for use while on the throne? =P

    If you can’t use it outside of one’s home that’s just meh! However, it’s better than what U-Verse offers! Which isn’t saying much.

    I do like the idea of second screen for watching sports but that doesn’t seem very practical in the long run. But it would be useful if the wife takes over the TV and there isn’t a second TV in the house!

  2. Wow this iPad app looks like it is going to be a hit! The only thing that I think will make people less satisfied with the app is that there is way too much missing. You can’t use it as a remote, you don’t have access to some sort of guide, you can’t stream all of your channels, and you can’t leave your home. You can’t even subscribe to a competitors internet. To me there are just to many restrictions on the Time Warner iPad app. I have been using the DISH Remote Access app from DISH Network (my employer) for a while now, and I can say that there is so much to offer from this app. For example, I can stream any channel that I subscribe to or even stream my recorded shows from my 922 Slingloaded DVR. I can also stream when and where I want on my 3G iPad as long as I have a connection. So the Time Warner app is a very good app, but in the case of its functionality, there is just too much missing.

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