Roku set-tops to get Time Warner's streaming TWC Live TV
Time Warner Cable is readying its TWC TV IPTV service for the Roku set-top box.
The Roku is the first of several TV-connected platforms to supposedly get the TWC TV service, but no official word has come from TWC on when this is to happen. Engadget posted the rumor
late last evening.
On the market since 2008, the Roku has been on a selling spree, moving over 1.5 million units in just the last year. The set-top device provides one of the easiest means of connecting the internet to a television and providing access to popular streaming TV services such as Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, and Netflix. The bread-and-butter of Roku is its open-platform programming, which allows for anyone to create a streaming channel to broadcast content. There are over 700
known channels available on the unit, with more being added every day.
Details remain vague about TWC TV on the Roku, though it is expected that the service will stream live on the Roku just as it does on iOS and Android connected smart phones.