As TiVo owners, we’re not Time Warner Cable’s biggest fans. However, regular reader Josh R. asked that we set aside any animosity to ensure TWC is acknowledged for pushing the boundaries of online streaming. They were the first major cable provider to provide live television via their iPad app and have recently made a similar experience available to Windows and Mac computers (via Silverlight). Further, they’re promising live “television” will make its way to Ice Cream Sandwich-based Android devices – possibly as soon as this month.
Unfortunately, like most services of this nature, streaming remains limited to the confines of one’s home. It’s TV Everywhere! As long as everywhere doesn’t extend beyond the range of your wireless access point. And TWC TV Online only features a subset of channels. Having said that, TWC, along with Cablevision, are clearly leading the charge in this category. While Verizon FiOS TV customers wonder when their equivalent iPad app might arrive.