With Pac-12 now underway and some MVPDs not offering the games at all (ehem, we mean you, DirecTV), it got us to thinking. What do you do when a game’s on TV and someone in your family plans to monopolize it all night? Can you make them watch on an iPad? Or better yet, banish them from the house with said iPad? Well, if you’re a Time Warner Cable customer, you can do that—with the help of a TV Everywhere Pac-12 app and authentication. But not all MSOs have this feature. Indeed, “whenever and wherever you want” isn’t quite there yet.
 
There are lots of questions surrounding the concept of “TV Everywhere.” So we set out to answer a few—and, as it happens, unearth about a million more questions in the process. What devices will work? And what other live TV can you watch at home or out of the home? Below is an attempt to answer at least of few of those queries.
 
We asked MSOs to weigh in, and the responses varied widely. For the most part, the interface the customer deals with when accessing TV Everywhere (i.e. actually out of the home) comes from individual networks’ apps or websites. And whether channels are available depends on the customer’s subscription and also whether your local system carries the channel. (That’s a whole other can of worms.) So here is a list of TVE apps offered by various networks after you authenticate with your provider. If we missed any, let us know!
 
 
Time Warner Cable
 
In-Home Live TV: TWC TV, twctv.com
 
Compatible Devices: iPad, iPhone, Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets; Laptops
 
TV Everywhere Portal, Apps & Devices Supported:
 
HBO GO- Apple devices, Androids, Online, Connected TVs, Consoles
MAX GO – Apple devices, Androids, Online
WatchESPN – Apple devices, Androids, Online
BTN2GO – Apple devices, Android, Online
Speed2.com – Online
Fox Business & Fox News – Apple devices
Pac-12 – Apple devices, online
Viacom Nets (MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET) – Online
YNN – Online


                                      TWC TV portal

 
Cablevision
 
In-Home Live TV: Optimum.net; Optimum App
Compatible Devices: Apple devices, Laptops, Kindle Fire
 
TV Everywhere Portal, Apps & Devices Supported:
 
 
HBO GO- Apple devices, Androids, Online, Connected TVs, Consoles
MAX GO – Apple devices, Androids, Online
MSG Varsity – Online
BTN2Go – Apple devices, Android, online
NBA League Pass Broadband – Online
Yankees on YES – Online
News 12 – Online
CNN- Apple devices, Online
Headline News – Online
Adult Swim – Online
Cartoon Network – Online
Speed2 – online
TBS – Apple devices, Androids, online
TNT – Apple devices, Androids, online

                            Optimum portal for laptop
 
Charter
 
In-Home Live TV: Charter.net (broadband customers); Charter.com (TV customers)
Compatible devices: Laptops
 
TV Everywhere Portal, Apps & Devices Supported:
 
HBO GO- Apple devices, Androids, Online, Connected TVs, Consoles
MAX GO – Apple devices, Androids
BTN2Go – Apple devices, Androids, online
CNN – Apple devices, online
HLN – Apple devices, online
TBS – Apple devices, Androids, online
TNT – Apple devices, Androids, online
Cartoon Network – Apple devices, Online
Adult Swim – Apple devices, Androids, Online
truTV – Apple devices, online
EPIX – Online, Androids, Connected TVs, Consoles
ESPN3- Online
 
Comcast
 
In-Home Live TV: AnyPlay, via Xfinity TV or Xfinity TV Player (requires an adaptor box at a $10/month charge)
 
Compatible devices: Apple devices, Androids. Currently available in Denver and Nashville, with additional markets to follow.
 
TV Everywhere Portal, Apps & Devices Supported:
 
 
HBO GO- Apple devices, Androids, Online
MAX GO – Apple devices, Android phones, Online
CNN- Apple devices, Online, Android phones coming soon
HLN – Apple devices, Online, Android phones coming soon
Adult Swim – Apple devices, Androids, Online
Cartoon Network – Apple devices, Online, Android phones coming soon
TBS – Apple devices, Androids, online
TNT – Apple devices, Androids, online
WatchDisney – Apple devices
WatchESPN – Apple devices, Androids, online
Scripps Networks – TVE deal reached in June, plans to officially launch this fall
 

                             Xfinity TV portal
 
Cox
 
In-Home Live TV: Cox TV Connect
Compatible Devices: iPad app. 35 channels available (vary slightly by market)
 
TV Everywhere Portal, Apps & Devices Supported:
 
Cox TV Online (cox.com/tv)—available on demand, with a broadband connection
 
ABC Family
Adult Swim
A&E
Bravo
Cartoon Network
EPIX
Fox Business
Fox News
FX
History
Lifetime
National Geographic Channel
Oxygen
Syfy
TBS
TNT
TruTV
USA Network
 
 
Bright House  
 
In-Home Live TV: Bright House TV App (brighthouse.com/bhtv)
Compatible devices: iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Androids (Galaxy Nexus Mobile Device (phone) model #SCHI515msv, ASUS Eeepad Tablet, model #TF201, Motorola Xoom Tablet, ASUS Eeepad Tablet, model #TF300, HTC EVO 3D Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, model #GT-P7510 (coming soon)
 
TV Everywhere Portal, Apps & Devices Supported:
 
 
HBO GO- Apple devices, Androids, Online, Connected TVs, Consoles
MAX GO – Apple devices, Androids, Online
Fox News Channel – Apple devices, online
Fox Business News – Apple devices, online
Pac-12 – iPad, online
BTN2Go – Apple devices, Androids, online
WatchESPN – Apple devices, Androids, online
Speed2 – Online
 
 
 
 
 
 

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