Time Warner Cable will start sending video to some Samsung Smart TVs later this summer.
Using the cable operator’s TWC TV app, Time Warner Cable subscribers will have access to 5,000 on demand titles from nearly 100 networks without the need for a set-top box. Customers can download the TWC TV application for no additional cost via their compatible Samsung Smart TVs.
The TWC TV application will be available for download initially on 2012 Samsung Smart TVs and the 2013 Samsung Smart TVs soon afterwards. Time Warner Cable said channel line-ups would vary by market and depend on the video subscription package to which a customer subscribes.
“Time Warner Cable is giving customers more flexibility in how they watch the content they love through our TWC TV application for Samsung Smart TVs,” said Mike Angus, senior vice president and general manager, video for Time Warner Cable. “We’re committed to giving customers the best television viewing experience as we expand the ways they already use TWC TV.”
Both Time Warner Cable and Comcast previously said they were working on Samsung-related apps. One of the challenges for developing apps for smart TVs is keeping up with different browser versions as new models of TVs are released.
“Samsung is very excited to add Time Warner Cable to our growing TV Everywhere offering,” said Eric Anderson, vice president of content and product solutions at Samsung Electronics America. “The application will provide existing Time Warner Cable subscribers with more control and choice for how they access their Time Warner Cable content over their Samsung Smart TVs without having to be tethered to their cable box.”