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Have Time Warner Cable? You might finally have a live-streaming app

By 04.06.12

Time Warner Cable has been promising live streaming to its Android tablet app for months, much to the frustration of TV junkies that just want to get their fix at least somewhat remotely.

Time Warner Cable live streamingWell, the app might finally be ready…with one big fat caveat that really shows why cable is becoming redundant.

The caveat is this: the live-streaming will only work on tablets with Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. This is because TWC insists it’s the only version of Android with the “security and stability” to live-stream, which really means they want to keep you from grabbing TV shows to watch whenever you want at your convenience.

And that’s really the problem here: this app just does not look convenient for anybody unless that person happens to be a Time Warner Cable executive. At least you can live stream inside your own house, we guess, but the problem with these services is that they highlight just how pointless getting cable for TV really is. If we can’t watch TV when we want to watch it where we want to watch it…what exactly are we paying for?

Time Warner Cable Android App Livestreaming is Still Just Around the Corner [Engadget]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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