CSC Holdings has released new versions of its Optimum applications for iOS platforms, adding a completely enhanced interface designed to make it easier to discover and enjoy video programming, as well as new ways to control your DVR.
Optimum 3.0 features a newly designed Home Screen that offers quick access to popular shows and recommendations based on your viewing habits, in addition to bringing you Live TV immediately.
The Channel Guide has been revamped from the ground up, and there’s a graphically-rich On Demand section with poster art for thousands of titles.
You can add titles to your cart for viewing on iPhone, iPad, or digital cable boxes, and you can rate a title or series to help with the recommendations.
The redesigned DVR section delivers easier access to the programs you recorded most recently, as well as the ability to use your device to select a recording for viewing on your TV set.
The developers threw in some tools to help you manage your recordings, including folders, a graphical representation of your storage space, and the ability to select multiple items for deleting.
Enhanced search features include the ability to filter results on what’s on now, TV, On Demand, or your DVR, and lists of more shows / titles. New preferences are also available, according to the release notes: Set your preferences for the app on your device, like you do for your digital cable boxes, including:
• Creating unique names for your digital cable boxes
• Setting Parental Controls and Purchase PINs
• Managing your list of Favorite Channels
• Turning on/off Caller ID alerts
• Setting Closed Captioning and SAP preferences
To receive Caller ID features, Optimum Voice service is required, according to CSC Holdings. All this, and more, is now available in the iPhone and iPad versions of Optimum (download links below). Download Optimum for iPhone and iPod touch (Free) Download Optimum for iPad (Free)