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Time Warner Cable (TWC) On Demand with Tivo premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by az1097, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 #1 of 33

    az1097 Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I just upgraded to a Tivo Premiere. I wasn't able to use my Tivo HD to get the TWC On Demand services. Does the Premiere have that capability?
  2. Apr 7, 2013 #2 of 33

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2012

    To my knowledge, the only cable company OnDemand available to the Premiere line is from Comcast (and only select markets).

    Has anyone heard of any rumblings of TiVo wanting to partner with TWC for OnDemand? Does anyone know if the technology architecture that TiVo/Comcast deployed is compatible with TWC?
  3. Apr 7, 2013 #3 of 33

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Never gonna happen. Several recent threads on this- tw is perhaps the most anti-tivo cableco out there.
  4. Apr 8, 2013 #4 of 33

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

    Nov 23, 2003
    Nope, it's only available if you use your cable providers DVR
  5. Apr 8, 2013 #5 of 33

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    As another poster commented TWC is very Anti-TiVo, because TiVo cuts into their leased equipment profits. A TiVo customer is I expect less likely to bundle services like triple or quad play. While I will add internet as soon as I'm out of my Clear Contract. I would never bundle any telco services.

    They are required by law to make cable card available and fought against being forced to provide two-way services like on demand. Cable companies are greedy just look at the internet congestion lie used in defense of throttling and increasing prices or tiers.
  6. Apr 8, 2013 #6 of 33

    malverde New Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    I run 4 Tivos on TW. I have had nothing but trouble from the company.

    1. They randomly de-auth my tuning adapters (and finding someone at TW that knows anything about cable cards or tuning adapters is pure hell).

    2. The tuning adapters need to be rebooted every 1 - 2 weeks. They just start dropping channels.

    3. I have a friend who works for TW. He has told me that my name and the fact I have Tivos have been brought up multiple times at the regional meetings. Their management has instructed them to "strongly encourage" me to get rid of the Tivos. My favorite excuse was that cable cards catch TVs on fire. My friend was absolutely convinced this was true. He told me they had a burnt TV to prove it. However, now that the Motorola boxes have cable cards in them, he now knows the were BS'ing him.

    4. While I have NO TW boxes, they still charge me for their Digital Navigator. I tried to get them to stop charging me for it and they told me that the only way they could do this is if they wiped out half my digital explorer package (yet still charge me the full cost of digital explorer). Sounds like a perfect opportunity for a class action lawsuit :)
  7. Apr 9, 2013 #7 of 33

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

    Nov 23, 2003
    When I first had cable installed, there were a total of 16 channels available an now look how far we have gone... Up in price I mean. $15.00 back then an now it gone to the moon
  8. Aug 4, 2013 #8 of 33

    bigdeal New Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    This all happens to me with TWC except I'm not sure about #4, will have to check my bill. Took me MONTHS to get my TiVo working and TWC even left one of their boxes for me to "try out" after the convinced me to return my TiVo cause it was "faulty" (only after it worked then failed after channels started dropping).

    Now I settle for the inconvenience of rebooting my tuning adapter once a week over that 4 visit nightmare.
  9. Jan 3, 2014 #9 of 33

    xfaj New Member

    May 2, 2006
    I just learned that if you have a Time Warner account, you can set up on demand services on your computer or phone. There are separate programs for HBO Plus, Starz and Showtime Plus. With these I can access on-demand shows, and with my laptop and a cable watch them on my tv.
  10. woodstocknick

    woodstocknick New Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    If you have a Roku streaming box, you can install the Time Warner app and watch any On Demand selection. You can get a refurb Roku HD for around $35 on Amazon or eBay.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. wtherrell

    wtherrell Member

    Dec 23, 2004
    Going to try this out to see if on demand selections work. I was told it was only for live TV. IF TWC ever sends me my email for userID / password verification.
  12. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Active Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    The TWC Roku app only offer live channels, no OnDemand.

    The iOS apps do offer OnDemand.
  13. Luckyluc

    Luckyluc New Member

    Jan 24, 2014
    Yea, feel like TWC loves to stick it to Tivo users. I go through about 6 tuning adaptors a year with them... kind of a running joke. I know more about this stuff then any one they send out.
  14. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC
    There is also a TWC app for Samsung Smart TVs (and probably Samsung Blu-ray players) that does give you access to OnDemand content.
  15. CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas New Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    You won't have TWC much longer:

  16. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC
    We'll have to wait and see if the regulators actually approve this deal.
  17. smoberly

    smoberly Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Plano, TX
    You really believe that Time Warner has called you out personally on multiple occasions at region level meetings and discussed a strategy to get you to get rid of your TiVo's....

    And a class action lawsuit, too....

  18. TVjunky

    TVjunky New Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Posted on December 18, 2013 by Steve Shannon on Roku blog

    Great news for Roku customers and Time Warner Cable subscribers! TWC TV on Roku has been updated to include on-demand content.

    In addition to the up to 300 channels of live television that launched on Roku last March, customers can now access more than 5,000 free and subscription-based on-demand entertainment choices from nearly 100 top networks. Other updates include a new scaled video window featuring a live stream of the last viewed channel, improved browsing and on-demand search functionality.
  19. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    It's kind of a shame these cable companies do this. We pay for the service and monthly fees for their equipment, EVEN if we have Tivos.

    I have two of my TVs with Tivos and Charter's tuning adapters and CableCARDs. I pay for that, along with the cable service. But I cannot access On Demand, even though it's well within the package we pay for.
  20. emeril2k1

    emeril2k1 New Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    I could not find a Time Warner app on my Samsung Smart Blu-Ray player. I have the app on a Samsung Note 10.1, but it does not have OnDemand without a Time Warner Cable box in the house.

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