Yesterday, I reported that Verizon recently released an app for its FiOS subscribers, that provides streaming TV right to the Xbox One. Today, we bring you news of Time Warner Cable’s alternative.
While the Time Warner app itself has been available since last summer, they now bring their On-Demand feature to the next-gen console. “When we launched the TWC TV app on Xbox 360 in August, we promised we were hard at work with our partners at Time Warner Cable to bring you Video On Demand and just in time for the holidays, we’re delivering. Starting today, Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. who are also Time Warner Cable subscribers can now get On Demand content right on their Xbox 360 in addition to the nearly 300 channels of live TV that the TWC TV on Xbox 360 app already offers. And don’t forget that with Kinect for Xbox 360, the app lets you control your favorite shows using voice and gestures so you can kick back, remote-free.” Said the staff of Xbox Wire.
As the article highlights, the app will take advantage of some of the console’s next-gen voice command and Kinect 2.0 features. The new app update also includes a share function that “…allows you to send messages to other Xbox Live members that are TWC TV customers while channel surfing. With the TWC TV app, you’ll have access to more than 5,000 On Demand choices and in-app messaging. Look for the update today or download the app now!”
While an interesting feature, it’s yet to be seen how exactly this share feature differs from the default Xbox Live messaging / party system.