A couple weeks ago, we announced that we were launching our TWC TV App for Android Tablets. A number of people were excited, and a number of other people said “hey great, when can I use it on my Android phone?”
Here’s your answer: you can download the TWC TV app on your Android phone from the Android Market today! We’re publishing to the marketplace right this minute, but it may take a few hours for the update to propagate across all servers. If you check right now and don’t see it, try it again after lunch.
It’s exactly the same as the one for Android tablets — here are the key features:
- Interactive program guide (IPG) – up to 7 days of TV listings, optimized for display on smartphone screens in one-hour time blocks.
- Network schedule view – Tap on a network logo from the IPG and see the schedule for a specific network.
- Search – search for programming by title or episode name, and filter the results by date or program genre.
- Set-top box tuning – tap on a network logo or the “watch on TV” button on the product page to change channels on compatible Navigator set-top boxes.
- DVR management – schedule one-time and series recordings on Navigator DVRs directly from the IPG or search result screens. Tap on the “DVR” button to see a list of all upcoming recordings and make changes or cancel recordings.
The application is available to video customers at the standard (expanded basic) level or higher, with at least one compatible Navigator set-top box or DVR. Analog (cable ready) customers and those with Motorola set-top boxes or DVRs running iGuide will not be supported.
Please note, too, that live streaming TV is not available in this incarnation. Once manufacturers and cellular carriers begin to upgrade their phones to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), we will release an update to offer in-home live TV on these devices. We expect to see those upgrades early next year.
We are also well aware that people would like a version of this for iPhones as well. That should be along in January 2012/early Q1.
As always, out product people track the comments on blog posts that announce their work. If you have input, see bugs, or have a good idea for future releases, please let us know in the comments sections.