Cablevision was one of the first U.S.-based cable providers to offer the ability for its customers to watch live TV on their mobile devices back in early 2011, but one of the annoying stipulations was you had to be at home in order to enjoy the experience. But starting today, Cablevision is throwing that stipulation out of the window as they have pushed out an update to its Optimum for iPad app to allow its customers to watch live TV anywhere they have an Internet connection.
This update means it’s completely possible for iPad users to watch live TV anywhere they would like as being connected to your home Wi-Fi network will no longer be necessary. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a trick here as only its News 12, News 12 Traffic & Weather & MSG Varsity channels seem to only be available to watch live anywhere. But, this does show Cablevision is lifting at lease some restrictions of its application, which we’re hoping also means they’ll start rolling out support for additional, more popular channels to be watched live from anywhere.