January 06, 2011

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We’re Streaming Live Television to Samsung Smart TVs and Galaxy Tabs This Year

This week, we’re a slightly bigger fish in the flashing, beeping silicon sea here at CES.

As a guest presenter during Samsung’s keynote presentation this afternoon, Glenn demonstrated the new Time Warner Cable app for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab — an app that allowers users to stream live television directly to their tablets … without a set-top box.

It gets better. Starting this year, we will be working with Samsung to give our customers the full navigation experience and access to all of the channels they watch right now on the Samsung Smart TV — also, without a set-top box. We’ll be bringing live subscription TV to our customers using the Advanced Digital Cable Platform. Furthermore, our customers can use Samsung’s Smart TV to access content from any DVR in the entire house.

This is a really big deal for us. It’s a really big deal for Samsung, too. That’s because it’s a big deal for the entire industry. Right now nobody else out there is doing anything like this.

I’ve heard a lot of talk about TV over IP, and this is the first step. This is the beginning of the elimination of the set-top box, a movement towards a world where you can connect anyone’s hardware to the network — or anyone else’s network — and enjoy television the way you like it, simple and easy.

+- 9 Comments

  1. Rick F's reply

    Cant wait to try it out on my TV and give feed back wonder if this will actually replace my DVR if it would be possible to record on my HD that is connected to my TV would be great

  2. Travis Triggs's reply

    I love the innovation we are displaying at CES, we have some very talented people working here. Keep up the great work!

  3. will smiley's reply

    I hope it will be available to all android users and not just Samsung devices.

  4. Harry Kirk's reply

    Does this mean that there is no converter needed in the home at all, or does there have to be at least one converter in the home. Is this a MoCA setup in the home (Smart TV)?

  5. Dean's reply

    I would really like to see a Time Warner Cable app for iPhone/iPod/iPad. Comcast has them that I use when I’m down in Florida and they’re great.

  6. TommyNYC's reply

    and why not the iPad? I know this many people w/ Samsung Smart TV…and those who have ever heard of it. >> 0.

  7. James's reply

    I love how the market is aiming the direction of streaming media. I have tried the X-finity and Time Warner apps, and haven’t been too impressed. They claim to stream live TV, but only within the vicinities of your home. I am a DISH Network consumer/employee, and I have been using their Remote Access app to remotely stream live TV, on demand content, and all my DVR recordings! Nothing else compares!

  8. Sw0rdf1sh's reply

    Is it me or didn’t TWC already release the Ipad app….and at this time there is still no Android/Tab app available?

    What way to waste the PR and let Apple steal the thunder (again).

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