The lights are on
Microsoft and Time Warner Cable announced today that mutual customers can now access over 300 channels of live television through the new dashboard app. Time Warner joins over 130 other applications on Xbox 360.
In order to access the content, you'll need to be both an Xbox Live Gold member and a Time Warner subscriber. Once you authenticate your cable service, you'll have access to HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, AMC, and more.
According to Microsoft, the Time Warner app offers more channels than any other television partnership. It can be downloaded via the Xbox 360 dashboard.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
Our TakeI have Verizon FiOS service, and the live television app has been available for a number of months. I used it once, and abandoned it after seeing how limiting the selection was. Time Warner seems to have a better slate of offerings.
Time Warner customers don't need the Xbox 360 to get live television, but those that are enamored of the Kinect features might want to give it a try.
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This is good for the Xbox. Some people(like me)only have basic cable. I don't have a cable box. So having this app gives me the option to watch my shows on my Xbox with out the need of a cable box.
Cool! Now everyone can have awesome stream access.
Good for Time Warner Cable. They need this after the whole CBS fiasco.
I for one don't want Time Warner anywhere near my Xbox. I suppose it's a good thing for those unfortunate enough to have TWC service and want to hook their Xbox up to it.
I wish they had a Mediacom app. A Dish Network would be good also.
Does anyone know if Dish Network is getting similar app? I searched the internet yesterday and found nothing.
I would like it on PS4. Fingers crossed. Anything that allows me to avoid Time Warner's annoying and archaic On Demand menus. Time to upgrade the UI ya cheap bastards!
Time Warner sucks so this figures...
Between the overnight reversal of policies for the Xbone,& television apps who cares really. At the end of the day it's about the games always has been. PS4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now lets get some direct tv so i can steal it from my mom
We only have one TV box in the household so I would consider setting this up...
but I also don't watch TV beyond the Olympics really. ehhhhh