One of the most compelling and popular features for wireless cable TV subscribers is the capability to stream programming from their cable TV through the internet. Streaming allows customers to watch their favorite TV shows and movies anywhere via their PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Every major satellite and cable service provider now offers customers the option to watch recorded cable TV over the internet from their DVR.
Below is a list of satellite and cable TV service providers and their available online streaming features:
U-verse® Online allows you to watch TV shows, classic TV series, movies, trailers, and other video clips via the Internet at no extra charge. You can manage DVR recordings and settings and your AT&T U-verse account and check local TV listings. With U-verse® Mobile, you can manage your DVR, schedule recordings, and browse the TV guide. You can also view hit TV shows from your smartphone with a qualifying AT&T U-verse TV plan or monthly subscription fee, compatible mobile device, and WiFi connection and/or cellular data connection.
Charter’s new TV Everywhere initiative now gives customers access to over 500 hours of online and mobile programming from Turner Broadcasting on their PCs and mobile devices such as the iPhone® and iPad®.
Comcast XFINITY TV
XFINITY TV gives you access to thousands of On Demand movies, TV shows, and more online when you sign into your Comcast account. Watch On Demand choices online when you subscribe to HBO®, STARZ®, or SHOWTIME®. Comcast also features the XFINITY TV app, which allows you to watch On Demand programs on an iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod Touch®. With the XFINITY TV app, you can schedule your DVR recordings away and use your mobile device as a remote control.
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable subscribers with an iPad® can download the TWCable TV™ iPad® app that allows customers to view up to 100 channels of live TV programming within their home network connection. The iPad app can also be used to program a DVR away from home and as a remote control for your TV. To view programming on the TWCable TV™ iPad® app, Time Warner Cable subscribers must have a Standard (Expanded Basic) video package or higher. iPad® with iOS 4 is required.
For customers looking for wireless cable TV service with the most comprehensive online capability, then look no further than DISH Network's TV Everywhere technology. DISH Network delivers the most content to watch on your computer or mobile device including Live TV, DVR recorded content, and online content (DISH Online). DISH Network uses Sling technology to compress and send your television signal via the Internet, which allows you to watch the same great programming at home on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet using the DISH Remote Access app.