08-09-2012 07:14 AM
Cablevision Launches Popular Optimum App on Kindle Fire
Latest Device To Be Enabled with Groundbreaking App Featuring Complete Array of Live TV and On Demand Programming, Interactive Guide Information, DVR Management and Other Key Elements
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the launch of its popular Optimum App on the Kindle Fire. The Optimum App for Kindle Fire allows cable television customers to watch all the channels they subscribe to live when connected to their home network, in addition to all of the On Demand content they receive as part of their cable television service. The app also includes additional features like an enhanced guide, the ability to use the Kindle Fire as a remote control for conventional televisions in the home and also to manage DVR recordings and schedule new recordings, right from the device.
The Optimum App – the first and still only from any cable provider to make a customer’s full cable service available on an array of smaller devices functioning as televisions in the home – is now available on Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch), Mac and PC laptop computers and the Kindle Fire. A previous version available on Kindle Fire included guide information and DVR scheduling, but not the ability to watch live or On Demand programming.