Spectrum TV

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Now you can watch your favorite shows and control your TV on the iPad® AND iPhone®!

Turn any room into a TV room*

  • If you are a Time Warner Cable video subscriber, the FREE TWC TV™ app turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch into another TV screen and lets you watch selected live cable channels while in your home, through your wireless home network. Watch Bravo from your bedroom, take Food Network with you to the kitchen or catch up on CNBC news from the breakfast table.

Find your favorite shows

  • Browse the interactive program guide with up to 7 days of TV listings
  • Search for shows by title or episode name, and filter the results by genre
  • Set favorite channels to create a personalized program guide
  • View detailed program descriptions with color photos and cast information

Program your DVR or change channels from anywhere*

  • Schedule one-time or series recordings and change settings on compatible DVRs
  • Change channels using your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and compatible DVR or cable box

Parental Controls
TWC TV offers channel blocking. To learn how to activate parental controls, tap “settings," then parental control. To restrict all access to TWC TV, please remember to sign out by tapping “settings”, then sign out.

Service requirements

  • Time Warner Cable video package at the Standard (Expanded Basic) level or higher
  • Home WiFi connection for live TV playback (Customers without Time Warner Cable provided Internet service should contact customer care for setup assistance.)
  • Time Warner Cable username and password

Hardware requirements

  • iPad, iPhone (3GS, 4 or 4S), iPod Touch (3rd or 4th generation) with iOS 4.3 or higher

* Channels are subject to availability in your area and the video package to which you subscribe. Not all functions available in all areas. Navigator set-top box or DVR required; functionality for other set-top box models may vary by area.

Version

2.6.1

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

this app does fine when you first open it, but once past the log in screen, when your in live tv, it's absolutely terrible. not only is it in landscape, but when you read down the list of channels, it does not tell you what channel you have selected. it seems like it pulls random channels that are not on your network. it reads shows that are on, but not what channel they are on. when you select a show, then you cannot navigate to another cannel you want to watch. you have to close the app then reopen it.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Other Comments

i would try to contact time warner to fix the issues i have stated.

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Brent 6 years 9 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Larry Thacker Jr. on Monday, August 12, 2013

When you first open the app, you are presented with the user agreement and two unlabeled buttons. The second one is what you want. The Live TV part works well enough, but if you have any usable vision and want to actually watch, the menu blocks part of the screen and there is no way I found to make it go away. Turning VO off and tapping outside of the menu will work. be sure to double-tap the screen to bring the menu back before turning on VO or you'll still be stuck. I could not try the guide or DVR functions as I don't have a box or DVR, but I did try the On Demand tab and it is completely inaccessible.

Submitted by Joe on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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In reply to by Larry Thacker Jr.

Actually the on demand tab will work. Click tv or movies and you'll see shows make sure to be on your home network for most show list. If on an Ipad click list rather than grid and then bingo. I love having this feature

Submitted by Brent on Thursday, February 12, 2015

I have Time Warner Cable for TV. I only have the TV hooked to the cable line with no box, so I can't test the guide or DVR stuff. I have used it to listen to shows on demand, and at least searching for stuff, it has been reasonably accessible. You do often have to use landscape mode to get it off of live TV into on demand, but it gets the job done.

Submitted by Josh C. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

later versions of the Spectrum TV app have fixed a lot of the accessibility issues. The on-demand tab is a little bit difficult, but it is still usable. does anybody know how this app is on the Apple TV as far as accessibility and usability?

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