Friday, July 8, 2011

Time Warner blocks jailbroken iPads from using streaming app

Time Warner has received some praise for their iPad app that let's you watch your paid TV subscription service on the iPad even though it has meant being sued by many content providers. Now they are pissing off a few in another group, iPad Jailbreakers.

If you happen to have a jailbroken iPad, the app isn’t going to do you much good because, as Engadget notes, Time Warner is blocking anyone who jailbreaks their iPad from using the app.

This is, of course, ridiculous. What is the point? How does a Jailbroken iPad threaten Time Warner, their app or their content? What a silly decision!

And the options are minimal. Either you can a) restore your iPad to its factory settings, or you can b) get your TV from somewhere else.

Time Warner Cable iPad App Hates Jailbreaks, Loves Gratuitous Quotes – [Engadget]

By Carl W. Brooks

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