Leave it to Cablevision… True to form, the company has thrown caution to the wind and launched the full fledged iPad app cable subscribers have been waiting for. It offers more than 300 channels of live television and more than 2,000 titles of video on demand content with more on the way.
The app also offers a searchable program guide, the ability to schedule DVR recordings, parental controls, and closed captioning.
While other television providers attempt broker deals and succumb to studio pressure, Cablevision has simply opened the firehose. Your iPad is your television. As with any set-top box, content is delivered from Cablevision’s head end into one’s home and doesn’t rely on Internet delivery.
Cablevision’s Optimum for iPad is available as a free download from iTunes, although you’ll clearly need to be a Cablevision subscriber to use the app.