AT&T U-verse Adds Live Streaming TV to the iPad and iPhone for its Subscribers
AT&T updated its U-verse applications for the iPad and iPhone recently and enabled live television streaming to iOS devices, both inside and outside the user’s home. Subscribers to AT&T’s U-verse internet television service will have the ability to watch more than 100 live channels on their iOS devices inside their or home or more than 20 channels outside their home according to the company’s recent announcement. AT&T says the service expansion is designed to enable “customers to watch TV on their terms when and where they want it.”
At launch, CBS’s ShowTime, TMC and Flix movie will be among the options available on the go alongside sports broadcasting channels such as the NFL Network and the Pac-12 Network, which is home to college athletics schools such as the University of Oregon and Stanford University. Popular options such as CNBC, HBO, Comedy Central and Food Network are only available when customers are at home. The company does promise more live channels to be added “on an ongoing basis.”
For those of you who didn’t know, U-Verse is a bundled offering of broadcast internet, voice-over-IP telephone service, and IP television. As of right now it is the fastest-growing television provider in the United States but it faces competition from companies such as Verizon Fios and even nontraditional providers such as Aereo.