dwgsp wrote:I am just wondering if I can take my Roku with me when I go on vacation and then expect the TWC app to still work. Roku's channel description seems to imply that this should work, but several people on this forum (including you) say that it won't work.
Just taking your Roku will not work by itself. It may work if you take your TWC authorized modem too. The channel description states that you need a TWC authorized modem for it to work.
Now you can watch live TV at home right through your Roku. As a Standard TV customer with Time Warner Cable, you can access up to 300 channels of live TV easily, and for free, with your Roku. Standard TV and TWC authorized modem required.
There is ALOT of MISINFORMATION going on in this thread, so allow me to shed some light here. DWANTHNY, I am not picking on you, so please don't feel that way.
I have TWC in NW Pennsylvania currently. I have 2 HD Boxes, and subscribe to DIGITAL VARIETY level, plus have RoadRunner through TWC with the speeds up to 15Mbps/download. I use a MODEM and ROUTER PURCHASED BY ME, and not DISTRIBUTED by TWC. They are registred under my account with TWC, but are NOT THEIRS.
Here is how it works. At least by NW Penssylvania TWC standards:
1. This APP CAN ONLY BE USED IN THE HOME where a customer has TWC Service. And the MINIMUM LEVEL needed is STANDARD Cable(channels ranging from 2-75 here in NW PA. Meaning just plugging it in the back of the tv, doing a scan, and then watching)
2. You CANNOT just take your ROKU/IPAD/etc... with the APP installed ANYWHERE and use the app. ONLY available in the home with a TWC account, and the minimum chanell package(and ISP) is established through the communication between the modem/Router and TWC. Can't go on Vacation, and use the ISP in the hotel, or elsewhere, and watch TV through the TWC APP. Will not work.
I tried this while visiting friends in NJ. They have Cablevision(which also has this app for their customers), and I COULD NOT watchTWC on my IPAD(not available on ROKU at the time). This is the restriction on this app.
So this APP is only good in a home with STANDARD CABLE(at least here in NW PA. May be different in other TWC areas), a modem/router registered with TWC. That is it.
This APP just provides the convenience of being able to use the ROKU, or other device, for TV in a room where CableTV may not be accesible, or you just don't want it all the time. Like if you are working in your garage or soemthing, put up the IPAD/ROKU connected to old tv, connect to you TWC ISP, and watch the ballgame while working on the car.