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TWC TV on demand iPad app

December 13, 2012

Time Warner Cable has updated its TWC TV app for iPad, suggesting it is different from other app updates, going beyond bug fixes, stability upgrades and additional channels “here and there”.

The new version of the app now brings you the breadth and flexibility of TWC’s On Demand catalogue. “Now you can watch over 4,000 TV and movie titles,” said the MSO in a company blog. “The initial catalogue is a mix of HD and standard-definition content. We will be adding more stuff on a regular basis, and adding more HD as we are able.”

TWC noted that some networks don’t offer their on demand product in HD, while some offer a mix of SD and HD. “We don’t get absolutely everything in HD today, but we will continue to add to the catalogue on an ongoing basis,” it said. “We’ll be making the same upgrade to the TWC TV app for PC and Android in a near-future release, currently targeted to launch in the first quarter of 2013.”

TWC said that current iPad app users should be able to use the latest upgrade, and will have access to the VOD programming associated with their subscription package.

The major upgrades in the release are:

1. On demand – Over 4,000 TV shows and movies from 94 providers

  • FF / REW / Pause using standard iOS player controls (FF disabled where required).
  • Browse by TV Shows, Movies, Kids or network.
  • Search – search the On Demand catalogue by title.
  • Parental control – Channel blocking (network based parental control) is enforced for both TWC TV live and on demand content.

2. Live TV guide – now features ‘recently viewed channels’ button to recall quickly previously viewed live TV channels.

3. Numerous performance enhancements and bug fixes have been implemented to improve the overall user experience.

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