Altice USA today released Altice One Operating System (OS) 3.0 geared toward improving content discovery for its Optimum and Suddenlink video subscribers.
The update introduces a new sports hub, a refreshed home screen and an optional Voice Guidance feature embedded throughout the user interface. This is the third update for Altice One since the new platform launched in late 2017. In that time, the platform has been updated to integrate streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube, and Cheddar, and to offer 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 statement. "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.”
The new Altice One Sports Hub offers an overview of games taking place in the next 48 hours and the ability for users to select their favorite teams for a customized view. The page will also autopopulate with highlights and other YouTube content from professional leagues and teams.
With 3.0, the company is adding more sports content in 4K; select Major League Baseball games scheduled on FS1 will be broadcast in 4K Ultra HD on Altice One’s dedicated 4K channel.
The updated Home section now offers features like Restart, which shows in-progress programming from more than 50 networks that can be restarted, and also shows live sports content and provides tutorials to help Altice One users.
Altice One’s Bluetooth remote now allows users to find programming with voice commands. The company said its enhanced Voice Guidance feature is designed to better serve individuals with visual impairment by providing a text-to-speech functionality.