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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
• 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 4.1.1

• Performance Updates
• Defects Fixes

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Not bad; not perfect

Actually, I was surprised at how good it was! Yes, it has some issues, but they mainly are about the consistency of the streaming which could be a problem beyond the app itself although I tend to doubt it. All apps that rely on streaming have problems of holding the signal and this certainly is no exception. That being said, the design of the app is pretty good-- moving around it is pretty intuitive, and the upside potential, at least for us Optimum subscribers, is excellent.
Update: the app remains occasionally quirky. Watch a movie on it and it will almost assuredly freeze at a crucial moment.
Aside from wanting a reliable app to see the schedule and to watch a selection, I think there would be one more very desirable feature: a mute button just as a TV has.
A new problem with this app has arisen lately: closed captioning now appears and it 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 has finally resolved this annoying problem.

Poor and never gets any better

Poor functionality that doesn't get better with updates. Apparently they just don't get it !!!!!
Too bad because this app could be good if designed right and if it actually worked. Uneven streaming, resume almost never works correctly. If you pause the app it for a few seconds forget about restarting where you left off, no way to manually fast forward, etc. etc.

Was OK and now it's wasted space on my iDevices

I used to love this app...all I needed was the guide and the remote function. With the last forced update it ALWAYS says I'm away from home. If there were negative star reviews this app would qualify.

Update --- still worst app support EVER!!! I'd expect this lack of support from a small startup company, but not Optimum, who touts itself as such a web savvy company providing such great internet capabilities. SUPPORT YOU OVER-PAYING CUSTOMERS!!!

Optimum for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.1
  • Size: 48.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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