Since you have to subscribe to the the digital channel package to get the online service, and since a cablecard or STB is required to receive those channels normally, they may be handcuffed. IDK. It is possible there is a legal reason they can't stream to people without the service installed, as it would be considered online only and most stations probably require cable delivery. As much as I hate TWC and tactics, this doesn't seem too crazy to me. Can you get a STB for activation and then return it?
The online streaming works pretty good. I use it on my PC, tablet, and ROKU and have no complaints, although PQ is certainly not on par with broadcast. Online does not include local channels, so you'll need a tuner of some sort for those.
Last edited by DanPackMan; 08-25-2014 at 06:58 AM.