Time Warner Cable streaming arrives for Macs, PCs

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Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, 06:15
Category: News, Software

Additional content is never a bad thing.

Per Macworld, Time Warner Cable’s streaming cable services are no longer exclusive to iOS devices. Now, Mac and PC users can now watch live TV from the cable provider through their Web browsers via the companys TWC TV Web app, available now in beta, works in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Users will also need to install Microsoft’s Silverlight plug-in, version 4 or higher.

As with Time Warner’s iPad and iPhone app, restrictions apply: Subscribers can only watch live video at home, where their cable TV is set up. And although up to 200 channels are available depending on the user’s subscription package, Viacom content such as Comedy Central and MTV are absent. (Viacom forced Time Warner to stop streaming its content last year, and the companies have yet to reach an agreement to make the content available.)

In addition to live TV streaming, Time Warner’s Web app includes a guide with up to seven days of data and filter options for favorites, HD programming, and streaming channels. Users can also set their DVRs with the app, or change channels on a television set-top box. Search, parental controls, and closed captioning options are also available through the app. The DVR and channel guide features will work from anywhere, not just in the home.

If you’re interested, give it a go and let us know what you make of it in the comments.

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One Response to “Time Warner Cable streaming arrives for Macs, PCs”

  1. All of the Time Warner live TV apps have the same setback; the apps must be used at home in order to work. I use DISH Online on my laptop. Like the Time Warner computer app, it lets me stream live TV to my laptop, as well as watch some on demand movies. It goes further by letting me watch anything that I have recorded to my 922 SlingLoaded DVR to my laptop. The best part about DISH Online is that I can stream almost anywhere I am. As long as I can connect my laptop to wifi, I can watch wherever I am, whether it’s on lunch at DISH where I work or at school waiting for class to start. Time Warner’s computer app can be used as an additional TV but that’s about it.