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JohnILM
Mayhem til the AM
Premium
join:2003-03-15
Tuckahoe, NY
reply to JohnILM

Re: "Optimum App for Android" gone

Many of the one star ratings I saw mentioned that they didn't include live streaming. I think it's fair of people to make that claim and give it one star. Including it in the description doesn't absolve them from not making an app comparable to the iOS/Kindle/laptop version ... especially with the same name. It makes sense for the more android than iOS users to be upset.

frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
That's like rating a pdf reader 1* because the company puts out another app that is a .ppt viewer, and the pdf reader doesn't view .ppt files. The app does not do live TV, and it clearly states what it does. By not calling it "Optimum App" and calling it what it is, it gets rid of any reason besides "DVR manager not working" for people 1*ing the app.

Not to say the Android version of the iOS, Kindle Fire, and PC/Mac isn't long overdue (it is - and I'm an Android user), but the app has always been a web DVR manager and that's what it should be rated as. If an app has a missing feature that is in the vein of what it does, I'd say it's fair game. Another example of what I mean is that I wouldn't vote down the iOS app, for example, for not allowing you to watch DVR+ content you recorded even though it's not on a physical box.


JohnILM
Mayhem til the AM
Premium
join:2003-03-15
Tuckahoe, NY
It's not really like your pdf reader example. It's more like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming out for PS3 with online play, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming out for XBox without online play. Now the big difference is that this app is free, so what can you do. When you have something called the "Optimum App" and it does certain things on iOS/PC/Mac/Kindle it's fair to expect that it'll do pretty much the same on Android. Moreover, considering how long it's been on iOS, it's understandable how many people with Android phones and tablets are fed up. I use the iOS version, so this technically doesn't affect me, but I still think it's ridiculous how long it has taken. (The same thing that happened with Netflix).

I agree, though, that now that it is actually called the "Optimum DVR Manager", there's no viable reason to rate it 1* for not having official "Optimum App" features.

Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to JohnILM
What annoyed me is that I couldn't use it to simply look up TV listings. Why not? Because I don't have DVR service! That's dumb.

frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
If you launch the app and choose "Don't Have an account? Try It Now" it works for that. It probably uses IP geolocation data to approximate your local area, so lineup won't be correct 100% of the time (or maybe it just assumes Nassau County lineup since they're centered there, I didn't check). I agree that it should work for that when signed in though.

Also, the hold is through 11/12 now, updated from my previous statement of 11/7.

justgeegz

join:2012-11-07
I was pretty disappointed to download the app to find out it does not work with DVR Plus.