Time Warner has just updated its TWC TV app and it is now fully compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch. Since its launch back in March 2011, it has been an iPad only app, but not any longer. If you are a Time Warner Cable subscriber, you can now watch live TV, manage your DVR and change channels on your set-top box on your iPhone and iPod touch.
- Interactive program guide (IPG) – up to 7 days of listings. View detailed show descriptions including box art. Option to display “HD only” or “favorites only” by creating a favorite channel list.
- Search – search for programming by title or episode name and filter results by genre
- Set-top box tuning – tap on a network logo or “watch on TV” button within the program description to tune compatible set-top boxes directly to the channel
- DVR management – schedule one-time and series recordings on compatible DVRs directly from the IPG. Tap on the “DVR” button to see a list of all upcoming recordings and make changes or cancel recordings
Time Warner has a massive line up of available channels and is currently listing over 196; although it does state not all of them may be available depending on your location. The TWC TV app is available form the App Store as a free download although you do need to be a Time Warner cable subscriber to view any live TV. The update also makes it a universal binary so one app works across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- App Store link (opens in new tab)
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NOT supported on jailbroken devices. And unlike Skype, they mean it? Workaround?
David, there is a tweak on BigBoss' repo called FakeTimeWarner that allows the Time Warner app to work. I've installed itand it works like a charm.
Flat doesn't work right on my 4S. won't connect to my dvr, won't let me see the guide. it streams but i dont' care about that. I just want to be able to remotely set my dvr if i'm not at home. i looked at the reviews of the ipad app and apparently this is an old issue. So i'd bet it won't get fixed. xbox is supposed to work with with espn on time warner more then a year ago and time warner still hasn't made it work right.
I havent been jailbroken since I got my iPad 2 and the app stopped working for me long ago. Never bothered to look into it but I get a message about my DVR box not being compatible.
iPad app for TWC is nice, but missing all of the major networks: no ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX.
This seems to be a step in the right direction, but why can I not watch anything anywhere? If I want to watch from my iPad/iPhone, why am I required to be on my home network? Since I am paying for the cable service, why could I not just watch from another wifi network or my cellular carrier?
because it has to do with content holders rights to stream over the internet. the only reason twc can offer this is because it is only available on your home network it is not being streamed across the internet, it is streamed only to your home.
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