Time Warner Cable TV is a widely used service all over the US, and if you are a subscriber of TWC TV, here is the good news; you can now control the service from your iPhone via the newly released app. TWC TV has been around for the iPad for quite a while, but recently the app went universal, and if you are a user of Time Warner Cable, you can now control your TV via the iOS app, and not only that, you will also be able to stream live TV on your iPhone or iPad whenever you are connected to your home network. This spells the end of all those fights about which channel to watch, as thanks to the TWC TV app, you can have as many screens as you want. Watching TV shows on your iPhone’s small screen might not be too much fun, but it’s still better than nothing, and TWC TV has got some extra features on offer as well, like a detailed TV guide and DVR control.
TWC TV has 4 menus on its main screen. In Live TV, you can see what’s on different channels right now, and watch the programs (only the channels you are subscribed to will show up here). To control the channels, you can go to the options menu for each of them, and Record shows as well. The app is a really useful place for viewing all the scheduling information regarding all channels. Every program which is currently on air, or will be in the next 7 days, is listed in the Guide section. A short description of the current installment of a program is given in its dedicated menu, along with the details of its cast and other crew.
Using TWC TV, you can control the DVR of Time Warner, if you have one, and there is a separate menu for that. The app also indicates if a show is available in HD or not. The app might not work with jailbroken devices, but that shouldn’t be much of a problem, as there is the jailbreak detection bypass tweak, xCon for that.
The app is available as a free download in the App Store, and you can stream live TV only if you have a Time Warner Standard package or higher. Even without that though, TWC TV isn’t too bad as you will get all that extra information regarding shows and channels.