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Does anyone know if watching live tv on the ipad uses up one of the four live tv streams on the home tv? Thanks in advance.

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marcindublin - Just tried it. Really slow load. Flashed an error - NO channels avail while it was loading - but played modern family on USA chan 1124.
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Still getting the same 13 live channels on uverse.com/live. Even connected to 2wire. Don't see any type of pop up screen stating anything about in home veiwing

 

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executivemike - Yes, the uverse.com site appears to not be upgraded as "scheduled" 10/4. Hoping for Monday
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aviewer wrote:

dhascall - thought you might like that.

Gives me an opportunity to say that channels themselves are opening up with more live and on-demand programs.

BeeBeeSa pointed out yesterday the ability to watch baseball playoffs live on TBS.com.

I just watched last wednesday's episode of modern family on abc.com on my computer browser.I must add that this is the first time I wanted to catch up on a show, find it on the web and watch it. Things are looking up.

Does the Android support video on browser? The IOS is hampered by the lack of Adobe Flash. Although, I have seen posts offering alternatives.

If no browser access search for apps direct to other sources of programming. While access to U-verse sources are appreciated, they are not alone. It is opening up across the board. The options are many.


The stock, default browser, no but there are at least a couple that do.  Skyfire browser does, that I know of.  However, I doubt that it would matter.  What I think will happen is that you would use the Browser to get to the channel and when you clicked to watch it you would get a decision prompt, asking which program to use for that option: Browser, MX Player, Movies, and so on.  The app might even automate the process.

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Yes, I would expect the app to work with videos. I was asking from a browser viewpoint. I have/had a thing about why apps are needed when it already works with a browser. Based on the adobe flash thing with IOS, I am thinking that the apps are much more efficient than browser to "fit" efficiently on the smaller phone/tablet platform.

So, thanks for adding browser possibilities.

Two updates -

The uverse.com appears to not have been implemented on 10/4.

The iphone version is ahead of schedule - It came up in my update list, already. But, it still blocks viewing on an ipad. I can see that this is technically correct, but moot from a contractual viewpoint because the service is now allowed on an ipad. It would not matter if the rest of the activities within the app were identical. But, they are not. They cover a wide range of activities that are implemented differently. So, if I like the remote on the iphone better than the ipad version. Which I do. I have to use two apps instead of one. How about simple apps that do one task and are not complicated. LIke easy remote is a complicated mess combining all these same features.

I guess my answer is to stick with Buddy TV for the remote.
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From the article found in the link below:

 

AT&T U-verse has added live TV streaming to its authenticated TV Everywhere menu with an app update for iOS devices, including the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, that lets customers access more than 100 channels at home and more than 20 while they’re on the go.

 

Channels with out-of-home rights offered via the U-verse app include AXS TV, Encore, Encore-West, HDNet Movies, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Pac 12 Network, Pac 12 Bay Area, Pac 12 Los Angles, Showtime, Showtime-West, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Extreme-West, Showtime Family Zone, Showtime Too, Showtime Too-West, Showtime Women, Smithsonian Channel, Starz, Starz-West, The Movie Channel, The Movie Channel West, TMC Xtra, and TMC Xtra-West.

 

A subset of live channels are also available to authenticated customers via Uverse.com, an AT&T spokeswoman said.

 

The updated app, offered for free to subscribers who take AT&T's U-family or higher U-verse TV package, will add more live channels and more devices “on an ongoing basis,” the company said.

 

The U-verse app also supports “thousands” of on-demand TV shows and movies, access to extra content about a show being watched (episode information, photos, case and crew data), remote DVR management, and advanced search features.

 

“By making live TV content available across devices we’re enabling our customers to watch TV on their terms when and where they want it,” said Mel Coker, chief marketing officer, AT&T Home Solutions, in a statement. “U-verse has always been about delivering a TV experience built around our customers, and this enhancement gives them even more flexibility and control.”

 

AT&T’s base of U-verse TV subs eclipsed the 5 million mark in the second quarter after adding 233,000 in the period. 

 

AT&T U-verse joins a growing mix of pay-TV operators that have added a mixture of in-home and out-of-home live TV streaming to their TV Everywhere repertoires. Last month, Verizon Communications launched an upgrade to the FiOS Mobile App that, for the first time, offered out-of-home access to live TV, starting with nine channels. Time Warner Cable, meanwhile, has begun to offer up to 11 linear channels (depending on the market) on its TWCTV app for iOS and Android devices, as well as on Web browsers.

 

http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/att-u-verse-app-flips-live-tv-streaming/145938

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I downloaded the iphone uverse app and I am confused about one thing.  Ive read that the NFL network is one of the channels available to stream outside the home and I do have the NFL Network as part of my package.  I do not have nfl network as channel option as of right now to stream out of the home on my iphone.  Is this something that will be added on later or should I be able to stream it right now?

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coz007 wrote:

I downloaded the iphone uverse app and I am confused about one thing.  Ive read that the NFL network is one of the channels available to stream outside the home and I do have the NFL Network as part of my package.  I do not have nfl network as channel option as of right now to stream out of the home on my iphone.  Is this something that will be added on later or should I be able to stream it right now?


The article that aviewer copied said that viewing live TV via the iPhone app would not be available until 10/16.  Not sure if they are adding channels to that piecemeal, meaning not fully loaded until 10/16 or what.

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dhascall -
I believe the new version for both ipad & iphone has been released. There is a press release posted in the forum.

When I saw the coz007 post I wanted to answer, but could not think of one. I was thinking of "is it available" as another marker. Reading this post I see that the question arises based on reading articles not looking at the app. So, my answer would be if it is not on the app it is not watchable. If it is on the app it may be watchable if you qualify by package level.

coz007 did not see it on the app.

So, I looked it up & see it is chan 630/1630. I go to the u-verse app for ipad & there it is. I click on play & it does. I do not have a iphone, so someone else will have to check that app.

Since channels will always be added & removed from live play. And, tablet, phone, u-verse.com, android & IOS may not always have the same content, it would be nice if the were a comprehensive, current list of supported channels - like the regular channel list - Instead of checking off the various package, it would check off which device it is currently available on.
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As far as the PC goes, I only saw  the original 12 channels to choose from.

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I believe uverse.com is not yet upgraded. When it is ready there will be a press release.
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I hadn't been around for the past week or so, but this is very pleasant news to here.  I saw the new look of the app but I just looked at it really quickly.  They (ATT) may be a little behind in some things, but they do manage to come up with some pretty cool features, in the long run.  Good job ATT.

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When I went to uverse.com this am I see that it has the new watch live - the same as the ipad/iphone.

 

The required plug-in does not load under Chrome - use Safari or Firefox.

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aviewer wrote:

When I went to uverse.com this am I see that it has the new watch live - the same as the ipad/iphone.

 

The required plug-in does not load under Chrome - use Safari or Firefox.


Yep, seeing it too!

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At&t Uverse app update with live tv is now available on the android market place. Just updated the app on my phone. Works properly!

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