Time Warner Cable, an American cable television service provider, has released an iPad app that offers free live streaming television to its subscribers. The free TWCable TV app hit the App Store this morning and lets subscribers view live streams of 32 channels within the company’s lineup through a home Wi-Fi network.
Available channels include A&E, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, CNN, FX, SyFy, USA and others. The full list of channels is provided on Time Warner Cable’s site here.
To use the app, Time Warner Cable subscribers must also have high-speed internet service from Time Warner Cable or Earthlink Cable since the streams are available only on the company’s network. This requirement is detailed in the company’s blog:
To use our iPad app, you must subscribe to video service from us. Also: this is a video product that for technical reasons requires that you have HSD (high-speed data) service from either us or Earthlink Cable. The video streams do not go out over the public internet at all, but stay exclusively within our network. Both analog and digital video customers with HSD can use the app, but you’ll only receive the channels you receive as part of your video package. Our Wideband, Extreme, Turbo and Standard HSD customers will have an optimal experience with our streaming video. Basic HSD customers may be able to stream, but the experience will be inconsistent.