Optimum App Now Available on Select Android Devices
Bethpage, NY, Dec 03, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced that its popular Optimum App is now available on select Android devices. The groundbreaking app allows Optimum TV customers to watch TV anywhere in the home, search the channel guide, manage DVR settings, use devices as remote controls for conventional televisions, receive programming recommendations and much more. The free Optimum App makes an Optimum TV customer's full cable service available on an array of portable devices in the home without the need for additional equipment. The Optimum App can be downloaded and used on Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch), Mac and PC laptop computers, the Kindle Fire, and - now - select Android devices.
"Our customers love the Optimum App, because it offers tremendous control over when, where and how to find and enjoy television programming, with an intuitive interface and gorgeous picture. We are pleased to announce the availability of this very popular app on select Android devices, while we continue to work to add new devices in the future," said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision's vice president of video product management. "The Optimum App is one of many ways we are extending the value of Optimum TV by making it easier than ever for our customers to discover and enjoy their favorite shows."
Optimum App for Android handhelds lets Optimum customers:
Watch live TV anywhere in home
Search, browse and customize the channel guide
Schedule recordings and manage DVR content
Select and watch On Demand programming
Use the device as a remote control for conventional TVs in the home
Rate movies and shows
Get recommendations on what to watch
The Optimum App has been downloaded more than a million times. Customers can search and download the Optimum App for select Android devices by visiting the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store. Optimum TV customers must have a digital cable box or CableCARD as well as an authorized modem, wireless router and supported Android handheld. Cablevision will continue to add support for additional Android devices in the future. A complete list of currently supported devices and additional information can be found by visiting http://www.optimum.net/app.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision's local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.
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