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Time Warner Cable Launches iPad App With Live TV 141

Posted by CmdrTaco
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ShadowFoxx writes "Time Warner Cable Inc. is launching an iPad application that plays live TV, becoming the first cable company to do so. The app will be free to download on Tuesday morning, but it will only work for people who subscribe to both video and Internet service from the New York-based cable company. Even then, it only works in the home, when the iPad is connected to the company's cable modem via a Wi-Fi router."
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Time Warner Cable Launches iPad App With Live TV

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  • by Pieroxy (222434) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @05:26PM (#35496828) Homepage

    Whan you are a content distributor and you do so much to make sure your viewers cannot view your content, there must be something wrong.

  • Re:uh (Score:4, Interesting)

    by DeadboltX (751907) on Tuesday March 15, 2011 @08:03PM (#35498454)
    While I agree that the app would be immensely more useful if you could use it over 3G or on the free WiFi at Starbucks or at my friends house, I also believe that this app still holds a place for usefulness.

    If your house doesn't have enough TVs for everyone and you all want to watch something different then this will come in handy. You can now watch TV while cooking in the kitchen without buying one of those little counter top TVs. You can go outside for a smoke break without missing any of 'the game.' You can watch TV on your patio while BBQing or supervising the kids while they swim in the pool. You can prop it up on your desk in your home office so you can watch while you work.

    There are all sorts of places in and around a home that don't normally have TV access. If anything this could be a reasonable argument to a spouse or parent for justifying getting one "But mom, it's a TV too!"

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