Even as Time Warner Cable's relationship with CBS keeps the tag "it's complicated" the cable company has launched a version of its TWC TV app for Samsung's Smart TV platform. We've seen prototypes in years past, but now that it's officially available the app is ready to run on 2012 and 2013 model year TVs. Unlike some of the other versions, this one is video on-demand compatible only, although support for live TV channels is promised by the end of the year. If you don't have a Samsung TV but do have Time Warner Cable, we've heard some more information about plans for other platforms. The Xbox 360 app (with Kinect support) is due in early to mid August, while updates for Android / iOS / Roku are expected in the next few months. There's no firm confirmation of a client for Sony's gaming consoles, but the PS3 is still listed on internal documents, so we'll have to wait and see on that. Samsung TV owners can snag the app by hitting the Smart Hub button on their remote or downloading it from the video category in the app store, let us know if it's worth the wait.
Time Warner Cable Customers Can Now Enjoy TWC TV™ on Samsung Smart TVs Just in Time to Watch New and Returning Shows for Fall on Television
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gearing up for this year's exciting 2013 Fall TV season, Time Warner Cable is bringing customers more of this season's best shows to watch across all available screens, including another screen; the Samsung Smart TV. This is the fifth platform on which customers can watch over 5,000 TV Shows and Movies on Demand, with content from over 94 providers.
"It's a great addition to any spare room in the home without a set top box."
Time Warner Cable video subscribers at the Standard (Expanded Basic) level or higher now have instant access to their favorite shows through an exciting new interface that provides quick and easy ways to watch to premieres, exclusives and top shows on their compatible Samsung Smart TV without a set-top box.
"We're excited to give customers this big screen experience as the fifth major platform we launch TWC TV," said Mike Angus, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video for Time Warner Cable. "It's a great addition to any spare room in the home without a set top box."
TWC TV is available on 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TVs. Alternatively; users may download the app from the "Video" category in the Samsung App store, and then launch the app by clicking on the Smart Hub button on their remote control. TWC plans to add live programming to the offering by the end of the year.
Channel line-ups vary by market and depend on the video subscription package to which a customer subscribes. TWC TV is also available on Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Roku Streaming Players and online at TWCTV.com.
For more information on the app, please visit the TWC TV About page.