TWC TV launches on Amazon Kindle Fire

Time Warner Cable expands live TV, VOD lineup on Roku, Samsung, Xbox devices
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Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) launched its TWC TV app on Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX tablets and said Wednesday that it is now offering both live and video-on-demand content on Roku, Xbox 360 and Samsung connected TV devices.

Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app is available on the Xbox 360.

The MSO had previously only offered live TV programming on the Xbox and Roku devices and VOD content on Samsung connected TVs. 

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) launched its Optimum App on the Kindle Fire in August 2012, which made it the first pay TV distributor to debut on Amazon's tablet. Premium networks Starz, Showtime and HBO also offer their respective Starz Play, Showtime Anytime and HBO Go apps on the Kindle Fire.

Amazon sells a 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet for $139. It charges $229 for the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX and $379 for the 8.9-inch HDX.

Time Warner Cable COO Rob Marcus told attendees at a UBS conference earlier this month that the MSO planned to expand TWC TV to a sixth platform. It also offers TWC TV on the iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and smartphones and on computers running both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Time Warner Cable hasn't yet launched TWC TV on Apple TV, Google Chromecast or Barnes & Noble Nook tablets. But the nation's second largest MSO still offers its multiplatform app on more devices than any other pay TV distributor.

Rival Verizon (NYSE: VZ) announced Tuesday that it launched its FiOS TV app on the Xbox One, making it the first distributor to expand to Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) new gaming console.

"We're very proud of how far TWC TV has come since its humble beginnings in 2011. This is an historic milestone in the evolution of TWC TV and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering our customers the TV they want, when, where and how they want it," Mike Angus, TWC SVP and GM for video, said in a prepared statement.

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 see Verizon release

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