Time Warner has just launched an official Android tablet app allowing subscribers to check listings, program their DVR, and also provides access to the typical features familiar from similar apps by other cable providers.
Other features include an interactive program guide with listings seven days in the future, filtered views for HD channels, search by episode and title, and the ability schedule DVR recordings. This follows TWC releasing a similar iPad app, which (unlike the Android app) also provides live streaming of 32 channels.
You can grab the free TWC TV app from the Android Market now. Of course a Time Warner account and DVR or Navigator set-top box is required. Unfortunately, as of yet the app is only compatible with a handful of Android tablets including the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab family, and a few other tabs running Honeycomb 3+. Full press release below, if you’re interested.
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Time Warner Cable Brings TWC TV™ App to Android Tablets
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Time Warner Cable today announced the launch of the TWC TV™ app for Android tablets. This free feature gives Digital TV customers the ability to program their DVR, add favorite channels and even use their Android tablet as a remote control. The app is available to all customers with set-top boxes or DVRs running the Time Warner Cable “Navigator” interactive program guide.
Features on TWCTV™ 1.0 for the Android tablet include:
- Interactive Program Guide (IPG) – a complete IPG experience, with 7 days of program listings including full program description
- Search – search TV listings by title or episode name
- Remote Control of STB – the ability to use the Android tablet as a set-top box remote control, choosing a program from the grid guide and tuning the DVR or set-top box to the selected channel.
- DVR Manager – the ability to remotely schedule or change upcoming DVR recordings
The app has been certified to run on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Motorola Xoom, but is designed to run on any Honeycomb (Android 3.x) tablet. Customers can download TWC TV™ 1.0 from the Android Market, launch it, log in and scroll through the interactive program guide to select preferred programming.
For more information on the app, please visit the Time Warner Cable Untangled blog at www.twcableuntangled.com.