updated 02:40 pm EDT, Tue August 9, 2011
Cablevision launches iPhone, iPod touch app
Cablevision has now extended the availability of its Optimum iPad app to the iPod touch and iPhone. The app (free, App Store) lets Cablevision cable subscribers watch live TV and video-on-demand titles on their portable iOS devices as well as act as a remote control for compatible Cablevision set-top boxes. Just like with the iPad app, however, users can't access content from outside of their home.
Users can also schedule DVR recordings and Favorites automatically appear in all connected devices with the Optimum App, as do parental control settings.
The app has drawn heat from content providers who don't want to share their product on mobile devices without explicit permission. Cablevision was sued by Viacom in June, which owns MTV and Comedy Central, over the iPad streaming.