Cablevision has announced that itís launched its own Optimum iPad app, which enables its cable TV customers to watch hundreds of channels and video on demand (VOD) on their iPad at home. As well as approximately 300 live channels and VOD access, the app also integrates enhanced guide information that enables the customer to find the content that they already receive as part of their cable television subscription. Programming is fully searchable, including by genre, and the application includes the ability to schedule DVR recordings and manage previously recorded content.
Boy Genius Report has published a hands-on review of the app, and concludes that it is ďa better experience than FIOSí and Time Warner Cableís offerings.Ē"This application allows the iPad to function as a television, delivering the full richness and diversity of our cable television service to a display device in the home," said Tom Rutledge, Cablevision's chief operating officer. "It gives our customers the additional flexibility and convenience of watching television throughout the home, in places where set-top boxes might not be ideal or even practical, like the kitchen, bathroom or work room. This is the future of Advanced Digital Cable televisions served with virtual set-top boxes, and just one of many digital displays we are going to be serving through a variety of applications," Mr. Rutledge concluded.
If youíre an Optimum cable customer, click here to download the free app: Optimum for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Source: Cablevision, Optimum iPad app hands-on! | BGR