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Sun, Dec 31, 2017 9:45 PM
How can I stream TV content on my laptop. I don't want to watch on my phone.
5 months ago
ACE - Expert
3 years ago
Sorry but all streaming has been moved over to the Uverse app The app works with the following devices:
Don't mess with old people. The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
I very much dislike this. Miss watching on my PC.
I am a brand new u-verse customer and very surprised that I cannot stream on my laptop. Seems like a poor business decision. Is AT&T management willing to reconsider?
TV>About TV on att.com for mobile devices as of 2/5/18 specifically states you can stream shows virtually anywhere you go on your phone table or COMPUTER. The fine print on the package says 'on your mobile device' but does not specifically exclude laptops. VERY deceptive.
I totally agree SPECIFICALLY says computer and and then when you get the service, you find out that is not true!!!
This is VERY deceptive advertising! Ad says stream anywhere... "Record up to 4 shows at once with Total Home DVR®. And stream shows virtually anywhere you go on your phone, tablet, or computer."
Except I guess... not really on your computer!!! I would not have gotten Uverse had I known!
Bad move UVERSE. Especially when DISH allows you to speak to your remote to get channels. You guys wont allow PC streaming. This may be a deal breaker for me.
Wow...I'm sooo regretting my decision to use Uverse... This has been one of the worst tv services I've ever had...I'm gonna see if I can cancel my new service.
I can't wait to get rid of it. Now you can't stream on a computer. 2 more months and its goodbye u-verse
I think you need to look a little deeper into the reasons for this. I was told at att store that you can watch streaming on laptop if you have Direct TV. As you know, ATT bought DTV and is step by step making it more difficult to keep Uverse so that those subscribers will convert to DTV. Comparable bundles on DTV are much less expensive and with DTV, there is significantly less maintenance than with hardwire cable. Expect to see further costs and/or decreased access with Uverse so they can switch users to DTV. Have no documentation of this, just some things I noticed.
2 years ago
NO, They took that away. AT&T wants you to go to Direct TV as you can watch your programming on you PC with Direct TV but NOT U-verse. They have taking all the perks way from the U-verse customers trying to get you to go to Direct TV to have the perks.
Nothing surprises me anymore with uverse or should I say AT&T. I have had an account with uverse for 10+ years(moving to Spectrum soon). They only cater to getting new customers. Their answer to old customers is AT&T Cares, what a joke. I called to get a faster internet service from a ad I saw and they told me that it was for new customers only and it the faster service was NOT available for existing customers. Just like it was said in the previous posts, they want you to go to DirectTV and have a dish on the side of you home. I do not care what they say about the service being interrupted during a storm, i happens every time there is a storm to my neighbors who have DirectTV and anyone else I ask.
Reconsider Spectrum! I just moved from Spectrum and the customer service is terrible. The internet is slow and unreliable at best, but the cable itself I really cant complain. You can access it most anywhere and from any device, with limitations being whether you're on your wifi. As for Uverse, I am happy with the speed and reliability but upset with not having the ability to watch from the laptop. I really don't see how in this time and age that isn't something that isn't the "norm" for the Giant in the industry. It is a deal breaker for me since they said I could and advertise it. I will not recommend anyone and will definite end my service with them at the end of my obligation. What happen to customer service, quality and service?????
Just a suggestion from a person that had no other options for fast internet and do not classify satellite internet that I have had high speed, I was on DSL 6 meg with 150 gig cap for the last several years. All my ATT ground based services service went out and they dispatched for the following week. Sunday morning an ATT tech knocks on the door to fix my service. He had been out a few days earlier to put together a pair bonding install for my neighbor across the road. It would be good to know I live in an rural area of Oklahoma and my neighbor is roughly 1500-2000 feet away.
Hiwever we we use the same maintenance box and run to the same Remote Terminal which they used for my DSL. My neighbor got somewhere in the 40-50 meg service. They had the option to get U-verse Tv but not sure if they selected it. So needless to say that started me on a mission because I should be able to get the same or similiar service.
After talking to a few techs and a few phone calls a tech gave me a guys phone in the att phone store and suggested I request him to request. I went in and talked to the guy and he submitted a ticket despite the system no showing available and they researched it and found records were wrong on address. The techs that are knowledgeable of the area and them having a good working relationship with the system engineers are key. They had to do update a lot of cablle records and box information
To to be fair I have had ATT landline service for more than 35 years and had three address changes since I lived here. Another thing that may of played a role was the guy in the store put in for new service under my name. They came out about a week later and I was upgraded to 18 meg single pair service. Which is much better than 6 meg. I guess it is ATT internet nowadays. However I was not happy to stay at 18 meg and wanted what my neughbir got. The short answer is over the last 4-weeks I got they to update more records and got VOIP phon3 service and got the bonded pair approved and getting installed tomorrow morning. There are many other details involved including I changed my service back into my wife’s name. I am still pondering if Iwant U-verse tv but after reading thiis post I will continue to delay that option.
I suspect that ATT will merge U-verse and Directv services at some point and things will look different for both U-verse and directv. I can really see the Directv web app feeding U-verse to be a very logical end. Cheaper for ATT since they maintain 1 service versus 2. Who knows ATT may spin the whole distribution part off and just keep the network services business if the FCC gets its way.
Sorry for the previous lengthy post but some like the details so that they can try to duplicate what I have been able to accomplish. I am not an ATT employee or anything like that but I am electronics tech and computer geek that recently retired after 25 years the largest corporation in a very interesting industry. I also have had a side business doing custom audio video systems as well as computer support. Between the 2 I have worked , done , researched or been involved with numerous technologies, integration and other third party offerings.
On on another note, I see the voice control post talking about voice control and dish. I believe many things are going this direction. Roku has had for awhiile and Directv has an app for Alexa. I of course have it setup. I must admit I have not figured out all the voice commands for the control of my Durectv system.
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