The Associated Press reports today that Time Warner Cable Inc has announced that it is launching an iPad app that plays live TV, which will be available to download from the app store on Tuesday morning. The app is free, but will only work if you subscribe to both of Time Warner Cable’s video and Internet services. The app can also only be viewed at home, and requires that your iPad be connected to your Time Warner cable modem via Wi-Fi.
“For all intents and purposes… this enables you to convert any room in a house into a TV room,” Time Warner Cable’s chief operating officer and president Rob Marcus told the AP, adding that to begin with the app will only be able to show 30 basic HD channels, but that figure will soon grow.
The AP report points out that although many other cable and TV companies have iPad apps that stream TV shows and films, Time Warner Cable will be the first to actually show live TV when the app is launched tomorrow.
Source: Time Warner Cable launches iPad app with live TV - Yahoo! News