Yesterday, Time Warner released an iPad app yesterday and were not expecting much....but instead the App was so successful that when I tried to use it last night it was crashing. Later last night the Time Warner live streaming app was updated to remove half the channels until they could regain stability. According to the Wall Street Journal:
"The app has attracted customers—it was the most-downloaded free app on Apple Inc.'s App Store on Tuesday, with 79,696 downloads, according to Time Warner Cable—however, it also has drawn opposition from some content providers."
This afternoon I tried it out again and found it to be pretty responsive and basically another small, cool television which lagged behind the actual cable channels by about 20-30 seconds. Time Warner has taken a leap (that no other TV service provider) to bring live streaming of many of their channels in HD.
Channel swapping moved rather quickly and
Hopefully Time Warner will improve upon this well developed app with:
- Access to DVR Recordings
- Capability to act as remote at home
- Set recordings on
- Ability to pause/rewind/etc using your iPad disk space
More on the available programming from WSJ
"On Tuesday evening, Time Warner Cable pulled access to 17 of the 32 channels available through the app. Some media watchers assumed it was responding to complaints from programmers, but the company restored access to all 32 channels on Wednesday around noon. Mr. Dudley said the move came after the company's network was swamped by the initial rush of customers signing up for the app, and it was unrelated to complaints from programmers."
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