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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

*** 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
• Ability to stream On Demand content requires at least one (1) digital cable box on the account
• 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 3.4

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

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Customer Reviews

Not bad

I use this app to watch live TV on my iPad in other rooms of my house, which works well. However, I agree with those that have said that the fast forward/rewind features while watching On Demand does not work...very annoying while watching the Olympics On Demand. I also find it strange that I can watch my movie channels live on my iPad, but can only preview the movies from the same movie channel On Demand. If I pay for a movie channel, I should be able to watch the movies from that channel On Demand without question. And yes, I would love the option to watch TV on our mobile devices while connected to other networks (at the gym, for example), seeing as how we are all pay for cable service. Unfortunately, I do notice some "playback error" messages while trying to watch certain shows, I hope that is something the developers hope to resolve. I think a "skip to previous channel" button would be a nice feature.

Absolutely Dreadful

If there is a show that you hate or if you have no interest in news, sports, etc this is the app for you. If however, you actually enjoy watching your favorite shows I suggest you avoid this app at all cost..
The stream hangs regularly, it lunches forward, it skips backwards. Sometimes there is an image, but no sound, sometimes sound, but no image. It's just a mess. It will reliably ruin you viewing experience every time. Furthermore it seems to be getting worse on a daily basis.
Guess what Optimum, people are unplugging more and more each day and you are fast losing ground. This app could be great if you could just manage the traffic. At least I assume that's the problem. But whatever it is it's time to get it together. Now.

Last channel/ freezing

I think it would be great if you put back the option to press a place on the ipad app to go back to last channel. It is confusing at times when i am trying to watch two things and have to remember the last channel i was on. Hope you can make that option. Also, it is extremely hard to enjoy this app when it is constantly freezing, just makes you want to just turn the crap off. What is the point of watching opt on ipad if it is constantly freezing up. It is extremely frustrating. You can't watch a whole show without it freezing up 50x.

Optimum for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Jan 16, 2014
  • Version: 3.4
  • Size: 34.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: CSC Holdings, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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