Time Warner Cable has announced an upcoming update to their iOS app that will enable subscribers to watch live television and on-demand programming from their mobile device as long as they have a Wi-Fi connection. Verizon Wireless customers can stream content over 3G and 4G.
The app update is significant because it marks the first time Time Warner subscribers will be able to access content on mobile devices outside of their home-based Wi-Fi network.
"We were the first provider to bring live television to the iPad in the home," Time Warner Cable executive Mike Angus explained in a press release. "Since then, we've increased the number of platforms and devices on which our customers can watch live television, and added thousands of hours of Video On Demand programming at no additional cost. The release of this TWC TV update is the next natural step towards our goal of giving customers even more of the content they love on every screen."
Time Warner Cable's iOS app is scheduled to update Wednesday at 10 a.m ET. Following that, subscribers will be able to access over 1,100 hours of On Demand offerings from 26 networks such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, TV Land, VH1 and the Food Network.
Subscribers will also be able to access live TV streams from 10 stations, though the selection is rather small. Thus far, the national options for TV streaming includes stations such as BBC America, Aspire, the Pac-12 Network and the TV Guide Network. Time Warner Cable notes that they are awaiting approval to stream live content from the Big Ten Network, Fox News Channel and Fox Business.