updated 10:55 am EDT, Thu July 7, 2011
App blocks access from jailbroken iPads
Time Warner Cable has introduced a major update to its iPad app, TWCable TV, which now blocks access from jailbroken devices. Version 2.0 enables users to access a wider range of channels, with more than 100 channels now supported. The interface has also been improved, adding an interactive program guide for setting favorite channels or viewing program listings for up to seven days. Users can also remotely manage their DVR scheduling directly from the app.
Users are reportedly blocked from accessing the app's range of content from a jailbroken iPad. A screenshot posted on Engadget shows an error message, which explicitly states that TWCable TV is "not supported on 'jailbroken' devices."
TWCable TV 2.0 is now available as a free download from the App Store. Users must have a Time Warner Cable subscription at the Expanded Basic level or higher, while the DVR functionality is limited to supported set-top boxes.