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Optimum for iPad

By CSC Holdings, LLC.

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Optimum customers can watch live TV on their iPad from any room in their home. This device can also be used to playback On Demand programs or as a TV remote control. iPad also makes it easy as ever to search, browse and record TV shows on DVR.

App Features:
Live TV and On Demand
• Watch all of your channels Live
• Quickly access ‘What’s On Now’
• Use the in-app keypad to tune directly to the channel you want
• Browse Movies On Demand, Free On Demand, and Subscription On Demand categories
• Get a list of more titles like the one you have highlighted
• Rate a title or series which helps make our recommendations for you even more accurate
• Get recommendations of programs that are geared towards you
• Rate programs and movies to further feed recommendations
• Filter the On Demand menus to show free titles, only titles that are available to you as part of your premium subscriptions, or ‘Last Chance’ titles that are only available for a limited time.
• Watch Free On Demand and Subscription On Demand programs
• Watch other On Demand content from your Active Rentals
• Add titles to your cart for viewing on any of your devices or digital cable boxes
• Full parental control capability to control viewing of content on the app

Remote Control
• Use your device as a remote control and control your digital cable boxes.

DVR Management
• Schedule recordings
• View your scheduled and recorded lists
• Delete recordings
• Supports Multi-Room DVR

• Search by keyword, title, cast, subject or category
• Ability to filter results on ‘What’s On Now’, TV, On Demand, DVR or Multi-Room DVR

Channel Guide
• Browse TV listings for your area
• Highlight a program and see other times the program might be on
• Get a list of more titles like the one you have highlighted
• Go up to 2 hours in the past to schedule DVR recordings or find On Demand content for the highlighted network
• Mark your favorite channels
• Filter TV listings to show just your favorite channels, channels you’re subscribed to, or channels available for streaming on your device

Optimum WiFi Auto Registration
• Optional feature that allows customers to register their mobile devices for automatic sign-in to any of our Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots

*** Live TV, On Demand, DVR and Multi-Room DVR access is only available to Optimum TV customers.

*** Live TV channels, On Demand, DVR and Multi-Room DVR are restricted by the user’s existing video subscription service.

*** Parental controls work the same as on a digital cable box and must be set specifically within the app in order to block programming.

*** Closed captioning is available – see “Settings” within the app.

*** Pay-Per-View, digital music, and interactive channels are not available in the app at this time.

Service Requirements
• Management of DVR or Multi-Room DVR currently requires subscription to Optimum and an Optimum authorized modem
• Please visit to review the full terms of service

Hardware Requirements
• iPad with iOS 4.2 or above
• Optimum-provided modem
• Wireless home network with a secure router (Wireless B or above)

What's New in Version 4.5

•Bug fixes and improvements

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Not bad; not perfect, but as of 5/16 it is hopelessly broken

Actually, I was initially surprised at how good it seemed. But it has some issues, such as freezing at crucial moments in a movie for instance and changing to another channel often doesn't work the first, second, or even tenth time.
Update: the app remains consistently quirky. Watch a movie on it and it will almost assuredly freeze at a crucial moment. Something called a P2 error happens constantly and prevents any effort at scrolling through channels. It simply can't be done.
If this could be made into a reliable app to view the schedule and to watch a selection (which this app isn't yet) I think there would be one more very desirable feature: a mute button just as a TV has.
A still further problem with this app arises at times: closed captioning sometimes appears and can't be turned off. This is beyond annoying; it spoils the viewing experience. Turning it off in Settings has no effect whatsoever.
Update: a recent update resolved the closed caption problem for a time, but then it returned again. Enough with closed captioning! And the freezing issue and P2 errors only gets worse.

This app is terrible

You would think by now they would have the issue of the stream freezing up resolved - it is impossible to watch a show all the way through without having to restart the app. The search is terrible. The details that come with the shows is terrible. Also, why isn't the number pad available when the video is minimized and the guide is showing. And while we are talking about the number pad, it is so sensitive that you can't type in more than one number before it signals a channel change. Finally, why is there no volume button in this app. Honestly, the TV viewing experience isn't much better so I am in the process of switching to Fios.

piece of junk

It should be zero stars. They advertise this app constantly in their broadcast commercials. You would think it was important enough to them to warrant fixing their major bugs so it works as advertised. It actually does work, just not long enough to watch a show with any confidence you will get to view the entire thing.

It is worthless if it takes me 10 minutes to get it working or if it drops the stream after 25 minutes. I am sitting at my desk, my iPad hasn't moved an inch, my network isn't showing any other signs of distress, and it still provides intermittent net dropouts.


Optimum for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.5
  • Size: 66.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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