With Optimum’s (Cablevision) recent decision to force all TV’s to have a cable box, the new Optimum Laptop app is an option to install to watch your cable TV around your house.
With the Optimum Apps including the Optimum app for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and now the Laptop,
But Optimum rigged the Laptop app so it can’t work on a computer desktop, and it won’t let you hook up an external monitor. C’mon guys. Really? You just jammed every subscriber and pulled the plug, forcing every TV to have a digital cable box. For the $150-$250 per month subscribers have to pay, why do you have to take technology and limit the subscribers? (We all know the reason……)
Here are two key options that Cablevision needs to do:
First option – let the apps work and let the device be connected to an external monitor.
Second option- let subscribers watch their TV on their phone or device when away from their home wifi network. Currently you can only watch on one of these devices when you are on your own network…meaning, you can’t roam to the neighbors house and watch the game on your Optimum iPhone app…..but there are options that do.
Devices to Stream your TV globally – Wifi – 3G and 4G