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Message 1 of 21
Tutor

Re: watch tv on phone

I saw an advertisement about this.  Is it only for AT&T cells?  If not, how is this accomplished?

Message 2 of 21
Professor

Re: watch tv on phone

The AT&T Mobile TV is a product of AT&T Wireless, not AT&T U-Verse. This feature for your phone costs extra and is not provided for free if you have U-Verse

 

There are some TV Channels that have their own apps or will allow access to their streaming services if you are a U-Verse TV Customer, such as Disney, ESPN, TBS, etc. Also if you're signed up for Premium channels such as HBO or Showtime, you have access to their apps and streaming service.

 

On the AT&T U-Verse iPad app there are some shows that you can watch for free if it works on the device. But I think this is limited to iOS and a few Android devices.

 

 

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Message 3 of 21
ACE - Expert

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The capability is based on wi-fi not cell, so it does not require att cell service. But, it seems that it is currently available only for ios (apple).

But, it is limited to a short list of shows. The latest u-guide has all this App & on-demand stuff featured - How great it is.

The listing for the U-verse app for ipad & iphone says - "Watch shows in real time". It is not a U-verse channel. It is like u-verse.com.

 

U-verse for ipad allows watching. U-verse for i-phone says no, due to contracts. Using a browser with u-verse.com loadsthe site, but does not play - saying adobe flash is need to play. When download is attempted , it is not allowed.

Apps and the new on-demand support have a long - long way to go to meet expectations that are generated by the feature articles.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 4 of 21
Teacher

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And again UVERSE is showing their lack of support by not offering this service while their competitors do.

I HATE UVERSE!!

How can AT&T cellular offer me a service to watch TV on my phone, however AT&T TV does not offer a service to let me watch TV?!?!

Absolutely ridiculous. i you have AT&T Cell/Uverse than this feature should be automatic. Not to mention IT SHOULD BE FREE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

IF YOU ARE READING THIS DO NOT GET UVERSE
Message 5 of 21
ACE - Expert

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toddious wrote:
And again UVERSE is showing their lack of support by not offering this service while their competitors do.

I HATE UVERSE!!

How can AT&T cellular offer me a service to watch TV on my phone, however AT&T TV does not offer a service to let me watch TV?!?!

Absolutely ridiculous. i you have AT&T Cell/Uverse than this feature should be automatic. Not to mention IT SHOULD BE FREE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

IF YOU ARE READING THIS DO NOT GET UVERSE

What?

 

AT&T Wireless provides an service (now called "Mobile TV", but inexplicably used to have U-verse in its previous name) that allows some watching of TV shows for a monthly fee.  The video may be streamed over the carrier's mobile networks (3G/4G/LTE).

 

AT&T Uverse provides a different app (U-verse Mobile) that allows some watching of TV shows on certain Android and iPhones.  There are a bunch of other apps that are now available to AT&T U-verse customers that allow them to watch content on a mobile phone (e.g. HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN).  Whether this video content may be downloaded or streamed and over what type of network depends on the actual application in use.  There is no additional fee for this service above what you pay for your U-verse IPTV tier, which controls what content you will be able to view (e.g. you have to subscribe to U-300 or Showtime to use the Showtime app).

 

Now considering this, what "this service" are you referring to that "UVERSE" is failing to offer "while their competitors do?"

 

See here for the mobile applicatoins provided for U-verse subscribers: http://www.att.com/u-verse/explore/default.jsp?view=uvmobile#/featuresCategory=true

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 6 of 21
Teacher

Re: watch tv on phone

LIVE STREAMING TV. Thats what I'm referring to. It's very simple. I want to watch NBC right now, on my iPad. I pay $150/month in Uverse and another $100/month to AT&T wireless.

Tell me how I can do that? Oh that's right, I can't. Although with Brighthouse and DirecTV I can.

The JOKE that they call the iPad app does not allow any LIVE streaming. I can choose from their pre-selected offerings (then I might as well be using Netflix on my iPad which has a better selection anyway), or I can use the iPad to control my cable box (POINTLESS).

What part of: " I WANT LIVE STREAMING TV ON MY IPAD " do you not understand? Spin it how you want, Uverse does not offer this.

IF YOU'RE READING THIS DO NOT GET UVERSE

Message 7 of 21
ACE - Expert

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Okay, I understand now: because you can't watch live TV on your 10" iPad screen, no one, anywhere, whether they even own a tablet or not, should subscribe to U-verse.  

 

Thanks for the public service announcement.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 8 of 21
Teacher

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I'm making legitimate claims about my service experience. I suppose you only want the posts up that are praising Uverse. Unfortunately I'm not one of your (most likely paid) "Professors" who's going to sit here and praise my Uverse experience and try to mislead others into thinking their experience is based on unrealistic expectations.

JefferMC tried to tell me in 4 different posts that my claims were unsubstantiated- while in the end (as shown above)- I had a valid point the whole time. THERE IS NO TRUE IPAD STREAMING APP FOR UVERSE. Plain and simple. No need for the babbling explanation.

I'm sure this post won't be up long- so read it while it's hot.....

IF YOU'RE READING THIS DO NOT GET UVERSE

 

[Edited to comply with Guidelines]

Message 9 of 21
ACE - Master

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Say it with me:

 

It isn't CABLE.

It isn't SATELLITE.

It's Uverse.

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Message 10 of 21
ACE - Expert

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One of your posts was moved to create a new thread.  Other posts were merged into another similar thread started by someone else.  Your other posts complaining that your posts were deleted were probably removed because they didn't comply with community guidelines (because they discussed moderator action) and weren't accurate (at least at first, until they themselves got deleted; then they were accurate, but gone.).

 

This post probably will be deleted because it, too, discusses moderator action, but I did want to attempt to get this message to you.  Normally, when a moderator deletes a post due to lack of compliance with guidelines, they send you a PM to let you know.  I'd look up in the upper right hand corner (next to the Log Out button) and see if there isn't a blinking blue envelope.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 11 of 21
Teacher

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I'm making legitimate claims about my service experience. I suppose AT&T only wants the posts up that are praising Uverse. Unfortunately I'm not one of your (most likely paid) "Professors" who's going to sit here and praise my Uverse experience and try to mislead others into thinking their experience is based on unrealistic expectations.

"Another forum member" tried to tell me in 4 different posts that my claims were unsubstantiated- while in the end (as shown above)- I had a valid point the whole time. THERE IS NO TRUE IPAD STREAMING APP FOR UVERSE. Plain and simple. No need for the babbling explanation.

There are an abundance of reasons that I'm not happy with Uverse- which apparently cannot be documented in this thread (but can be found in another thread). I realize it's not cable or satellite- but I didn't expect that to mean I should expect poor quality service.

IF YOU'RE READING THIS DO NOT GET UVERSE
Message 12 of 21
ACE - Expert

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toddious wrote:
I'm making legitimate claims about my service experience. I suppose AT&T only wants the posts up that are praising Uverse. Unfortunately I'm not one of your (most likely paid) "Professors" who's going to sit here and praise my Uverse experience and try to mislead others into thinking their experience is based on unrealistic expectations.

"Another forum member" tried to tell me in 4 different posts that my claims were unsubstantiated- while in the end (as shown above)- I had a valid point the whole time. THERE IS NO TRUE IPAD STREAMING APP FOR UVERSE. Plain and simple. No need for the babbling explanation.

There are an abundance of reasons that I'm not happy with Uverse- which apparently cannot be documented in this thread (but can be found in another thread). I realize it's not cable or satellite- but I didn't expect that to mean I should expect poor quality service.

IF YOU'RE READING THIS DO NOT GET UVERSE

Once you clearly specified your issue was that you cannot stream live TV content to your iPad, then yes, we have to agree that's true.

 

And this post, and others, reiterating your complaints are still here, so long as they don't violate the community guidelines (which don't specify that your posts must be AT&T friendly).

 

Finally... I am not an AT&T employee, nor am I paid to post any of this.  Just trying to help out other U-verse customers by providing accurate information about the services AT&T provides.

 

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 13 of 21
Expert

Re: watch tv on phone

No, the DirecTV iPad app does NOT allow live streaming. It is On Demand content, just like U-Verse's apps are.

See here:

http://www.directv.com/technology/mobile_apps/ipad

There are references in several places on that page to On Demand content, not live.

Brighthouse's app allows some live streaming of certain channels (not all), but only within your own home on wireless. (No place shifting allowed). See here:

http://brighthouse.com/corporate/my-services/app-center/bhtv

The ONLY way to watch live TV from your own TV to an iPad, iPhone, or Android phone/tablet without channel or place restrictions is with a 3rd-party hardware/software solution like a Slingbox or Vulkano, which work with any provider.

Message 14 of 21
ACE - Expert

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@SomeJoe7777,  I was as doubtful as you were, but what I got from this post tells me that given:

- The correct DirecTV DVR with the correct software version

- With an available tuner

- and an IP network connection between your iPad and that DVR

 

you can stream Live TV using your DirecTV system:

 

http://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3893

 

Let me know if you disagree with this assessment after reading this article.

 

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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