As was speculated last year, Time Warner Cable and Roku confirmed today at CES that the two companies have entered into an agreement to bring TWC TV to Roku streaming devices in the U.S.
“We’re pleased that our customers will soon be able to access TWC TV via Roku,” said Mike Angus, senior vice president and general manager, video at Time Warner Cable. “This agreement will allow our customers to enjoy their Time Warner Cable service through their own Roku box connected to their television set.”
As suspected you must still have TWC service in order to use the app although at this point it is unclear if you can use the app if you ONLY have their internet service. At launch the app will provide up to 300 streaming channels although that may vary depending on what subscriptions you have. For example you won’t be able to watch Showtime or HBO shows on the app if you don’t have subscriptions to those channels already through your standard cable service.
The TWC TV app will be available on all Roku 2 players, Roku HD (model 2500R) and Roku LT players as well as the Roku Streaming Stick and the newest Roku 3. It is expected to be available in this first quarter of 2013.
You can read the full press release here.
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