Time Warner Cable app could finally land on Apple TV this week

By , Dec 9, 2013

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Time Warner Cable’s Rob Marcus announced this morning that the company plans to add another platform to the list of those that can access the TWC TV app this week. The app enables TWC subscribers to stream live channels and watch videos on demand.

Now, he didn’t say which platform it is exactly, but given that the app is already available on Roku, Xbox 360, and various smart TVs and mobile devices, there aren’t many options left. And this of course has led to speculation that it’s finally coming to Apple TV

CNET’s Joan Solsman has the story:

“Time Warner Cable incoming Chief Executive Rob Marcus said the company this week will add another platform to the list that can access its TWC TV app, which enables subscribers to stream live channels and watch videos on demand. Apple TV has been rumored all year to be next for TWC TV.

And Solsman’s right. We’ve been tracking this thing for several months now, and have seen multiple reports claiming that TWC channels are coming to Apple TV. Bloomberg even added its weight to the narrative in July, saying it was happening within ‘a few months.’

Apple’s hockey puck-shaped device has come a long way since it made its debut in 2010. What started as an AirPlay accessory with Netflix access has turned into a full-blown media device with apps from HBO, ESPN, Disney, SkyNews, various Pro sports leagues, and more.

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But while Apple continues to update its ATV software, it hasn’t shown off new hardware in nearly two years. It’s rumored to be working on a more advanced set-top box, and possibly a full-blown television set, but we’ve seen little to no evidence that either product exists.

Again, Apple TV is the most likely platform for TWC to add this week, but it’s worth noting that there’s another possibility: Chromecast. It would be odd if Google’s 6-month old platform got the app before Apple, but it’s well-known that cable providers are leery of the iPad-maker.

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  • Sputnik09

    BBC??? where?? My tv has no BBC

    • Melvco

      yikes! I meant Sky News. Sorry I’m an American, it’s been fixed.

      edit: the typo, not me being an American.

      • Sputnik09

        I’m a yank too man… no worries. I love BBC though. I think it’s possible that they get a native app on the tv soon. I manage to AirPlay a lot of its content from my iPhone to the tv. Lot’s of great content.

  • mdee4

    What about DirecTv?

  • Daniel Beecham

    everything good for apple tv is just for Americans!!!!

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Whoever down-voted you is living in a parallel universe. All of the best Apple TV channels are indeed US only and only Apple knows why. My guess is because Apple is still treating it as a hobby. The problem with that is that companies like Microsoft are catching up making Windows 8 and the Xbox One, etc a big media hub.

  • Jeffery Simms

    Question because I have been leary of updating my ATV2 in order to acquire all these channels being offered, if i update will I lose my jailbreak because I want the channels but not enough to lose my jailbreak? Any thoughts ?

    • Nate McKelvie

      Jail break is better than the channels

    • GingerMan512

      Buy another AppleTV then :P