Originally Posted by toby10
What do you mean "it is available on Roku"? TWC is not on a Roku. Roku has it's own (quite extensive) selection of apps and online streaming ch's, some are free, some are paid subscriptions. Roku will work with any high speed internet service.
I'll assume that either you don't have a Roku player, or you didn't get the email.
Roku has a variety of channels for you to choose from. Recently Time Warner Cable became one of those channels.
Now that doesn't give you free TWC, it's just an app more or less. Just like the ones you get for your mobile phone or iPad. But maybe not quite as good. I could be wrong about that I only looked for ESPN last night.
So you download the TWC channel on to your Roku, you enter your user name and pass word just like you were logging into My Services on line. TWC allows you to access most of the channels that are on your subscription, i.e. I have Showtime and HBO so I can get to those. Local channels are not available so you can't watch WOIO, WJW, etc.
CNN HD, most of the big channels, I saw SyFy, and a whole lot more. All in all it allows ME to access 164 channels, including the music channels. YMMV as it depends upon what is in your TWC package.
It doesn't mean you don't have to purchase digital cable. You still need that. For me however it allows me another tuner if I have two recordings being recorded on my TiVo DVR.
I believe it will allow you to access some On Demand like HBO, Showtime. I don't know if the other channels are all live or not. CNNHD was live. ESPN however was not available except for some odd reason ESPN NEWS HD WAS. I know ScyFy is a SDV channel and I saw that so apparently SDV does not apply when using this channel on Roku.
I hope I've explained it well. If you have any other questions, ask and I will take a look and see if I can answer them. So in a nutshell, Roku provides a TWC channel so you can acces Time Warner Cable. If you pay for TWC.