Cablevision has just released their Optimum App for iPad which offers 300 live channels and access to VOD via in-home streaming.
Interestingly, Time Warner just gave in pulled numerous channels from its iPad app after complaints from programmers who believe you should only be allowed to view their content on television sets and not tablets.
Cablevision seems ready to take a stand against these programmers saying, “Cablevision has the right to distribute programming over its cable system to iPads configured in this way under its existing distribution agreements with programming providers.”
Now your iPad can function as an additional TV in the home. With the Optimum for iPad app you can view your iO TV channels live, control your DVR and enhanced Guide display from your Wi-Fi-enabled iPad. This app provides another screen for you to use in your home and allows you to move around your home while watching all of your favorite shows on iO TV.
In addition to using your iPad to watch live iO TV, this app also allows you to:
·Browse, Search and Record from the iO TV Listings Channel Guide
·Manage your iO DVR (set and erase recordings)
·Browse and view Free On Demand content
·View other On Demand content from your iO Active Rentals
Live TV and On Demand
·Watch all of your subscribed-to channels live
·Quick access to “What’s On Now”
·Use the in-app keypad to tune directly to the channel you want
·View program data for every show
·Browse Movies On Demand, Free On Demand, and Subscription On Demand categories
·Watch Free On Demand and Subscription On Demand videos
·Watch other On Demand content from your iO Active Rentals
·Browse TV listings for your area
·Mark your favorite channels
·Filter TV listings by day, time, genre, or favorites
Management of your iO DVR
·Schedule recordings on your iO DVR
·View your scheduled and recorded lists
·Delete recordings on your iO DVR
·Browse for programming
·Keyword searching for programming
·Filter search results by availability (On Now, On Demand), HD, or category
You can download Optimum for iPad from the App Store for free.