Time Warner Cable to allow customers to stream select channels anywhere through iOS apps

Time Warner Cable to allow customers to stream select channels anywhere through iOS apps

Time Warner Cable will soon allow users to stream live television while away from their home. Time Warner Cable currently lets customers stream programs from select channels while on their own home network, but that is set to change starting 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning as channels like BBC America and the Big Ten Network will be available while on the go, according to a comapny spokesperson.

Time Warner Cable will make as many as 11 live national news, sports and entertainment channels available outside the home starting at 10 a.m. New York time tomorrow, according to Maureen Huff, a company spokeswoman. They include the Big Ten Network, the Pac-12 Network, TV Guide Network and BBC America. In addition, customers will have access to some local channels, including NY1 for New Yorkers. The programming will be available for Apple’s iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Both Comcast and DirectTV already offer this capability to customers, and Time Warner Cable is following the trend of the industry towards offering customers content wherever they are, on whatever device they choose. The current channel line-up, even for users streaming through their home network, is small, though this update is a step in the right direction. Time Warner Cable plans to update its iOS apps at some point tomorrow morning.

Source: Bloomberg

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is a news reporter for iMore. He's also chilling out and having a sandwich.

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PassOutPete says:

This is going to be fantastic. I have been waiting and waiting for something like this to come along and it is almost finally here. Laying down in bed with my iPad would be so much easier to watch television at night time.

Greengold says:

Can't you do that already?

rdstryr says:

Not everyone keeps a TV in their bedroom.

yacoby54 says:

No but they already offer all channels on an iPad as long as you are connected to your home wifi.

NickA says:

TheTWC app is one of the apps that keeps me tied to iOS and Android. Wonder if it will ever come to Windows Phone/8 or BlackBerry.

offdahglass says:

Word on the street is that you can only use your cellular connection if you're with Verizon. ????? What's up with THAT? Other than that it will be wifi only.

oregonbeachbum says:

Correct me if I'm wrong. Comcast's anyplay service only works if you have the anyplay device installed on your cable box and only works on your wifi network. so you can't stream live tv anywhere with comcast, only stream live tv how ever far your wifi connection goes. But you can watch on demand show anywhere you want using the comcast player app.