Altice USA has launched the latest version of its Altice One Operating System -- Altice One OS 3.0 -- an updated version of its entertainment and connectivity platform that includes a new sports hub, a refreshed home screen for faster navigation, and an optional voice guidance feature embedded throughout its user interface.
Altice One is available to Altice USA's Optimum and Suddenlink customers, and combines 4K video, streaming apps, ultra high-speed broadband, home WiFi, and digital voice service into a compact home entertainment hub with an advanced voice-activated remote control.
Since launching, Altice One’s OS has been updated several times with new content and features, and now offers access to more than a dozen streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Cheddar as well as new capabilities, like the ability to watch DVR content on the go through the Altice One mobile app.
"With each update to Altice One, we are simplifying the way our users find, discover, and enjoy the content that matters most to them," said Altice USA Co-President and COO Hakim Boubazine in a press release. "Altice One OS 3.0 brings new features for our sports fans and new ways to navigate to popular content faster, providing a more seamless and accessible experience for all.”
With the Sports Hub, customers get an overview of games taking place in the next 48 hours and the ability to select their favorite teams for a customized view. Highlights and other YouTube content from professional leagues and teams will auto-populate for an even more in-depth experience. The Altice One OS 3.0 update also brings more sports content in 4K – in addition to a selection of soccer and basketball games, select Major League Baseball games scheduled on FS1 will be broadcast in 4K Ultra HD on Altice One’s dedicated 4K channel, currently available only to Optimum customers on channel 200.
Altice also has updated its home screen, enabling faster navigation with dedicated shortcuts like: Restart (currently for Optimum customers only), which shows in-progress programming from more than 50 networks that can be restarted; Sports on Now, showing live sports content; and Quick Tips, tutorials to help Altice One users get the most out of their experience
Altice One’s enhanced Voice Guidance feature serves those with visual impairment by providing a text-to-speech functionality that allows users to navigate the system’s user interface through audio instead of on-screen text.