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Time Warner Cable iPhone app brings live TV to smartphones

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(CBS) - Time Warner Cable launched a new iPhone app today that allows customers to watch live TV, change channels and manage DVR settings from the smartphone.

Full coverage of iPhone at Tech Talk

You can't take it with you, though. In order to access the features, you must be a cable subscriber and be connected to your home Wi-Fi.

The iPad version of the app launched last March. Android phones and tablets got a version in Dec. 2011.

Here are the details of the iPhone app.

- Interactive program guide (IPG) - up to 7 days of listings. View detailed show descriptions including box art. Option to display "HD only" or "favorites only" by creating a favorite channel list.

- Search - for programming by title or episode name and filter results by genre

- Set-top box tuning - tap on a network logo or "watch on TV" button within the program description to tune compatible set-top boxes directly to the channel

- DVR management - schedule one-time and series recordings on compatible DVRs directly from the IPG. Tap on the "DVR" button to see a list of all upcoming recordings and make changes or cancel recordings

A full list of channels is available at the Time Warner Cable blog.