Published on April 10th, 2019 | by Kirk Hiner0
T-Mobile’s TVision likely coming to Apple TV
We reported in early April that Viacom entered into a deal to make their channels available to T-Mobile’s forthcoming live streaming service. What we didn’t know then was whether that news was relevant to Apple TV users.
Now, we do. T-Mobile has officially launched its pay TV service, TVision Home. The service is a rebranded and upgraded version of Layer3 TV, which T-Mobile has been selling in their stores since last year. TVision Home will go on sale April 14th at the whopping price of $$99.99 or $79.99 for T-Mobile wireless subscribers. In addition, T-Mobile will charge $10 per connected TV.
If the price seems excessive, consider that subscribers get more than 150 channels, local broadcast, regional sports and access to on-demand content and premium channel add-ons, including HBO. All told, 275 channels will be available, some of which will be offered in 4K.
When it goes on sale later this week, TVision Home will be available in Longmont, Colorado, and the Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., metro areas. T-Mobile hopes to go nationwide later this year.
Getting back to Apple TV, T-Mobile announced plans to offer the service on third-party TV platforms. Apple TV was not mentioned by name, but it’s a safe bet that we’ll be included. A companion app for iOS and Android will also be released for viewing on mobile devices.
Finally, if your interest is piqued, you won’t need to worry about your current satellite TV contract getting in the way. Through their Satellite Freedom offer, T-Mobile will pay off early termination fees (with up to a $500 prepaid card) for DirecTV and Dish Network subscribers who’d rather switch to TVision Home.
For more on T-Mobile’s TVision Home, visit www.t-mobile.com/tv.