U-Verse from AT&T Hits More Android Phones

I could have sworn we we’re supposed to be in the future by now. Sure, we’ve got mobile internet, mobile phone calls, mobile video chat, among other great innovations, but we’re definitely missing some things. Now I can live without the flying cars, considering most people have problems driving on just one dimensional plane. Safe is best. But hey, what about teleportation? And about mobile television? Somehow, despite our advances in technology, mobile television has yet to really take off. Thankfully, AT&T has done an excellent job of trying to push the television industry kicking and screaming towards the future with their U-Verse offering. Even better, if you’ve got an LG Thrive, LG Phoenix, or Samsung Infuse, you can now partake of some mobile TV action, along with the company’s previous stable of U-Verse mobile compatible devices. Check out the press release after the break, and be sure to send us some comments from the future if you decide to check it out. Also, sending some schematics for a flux capacitor wouldn’t be bad either.

AT&T U-verse Mobile App Expands to Make Mobile TV Viewing Easy on More Android, Windows Phone Devices

U-verse Mobile Now Offers U-verse TV Customers a Library of More Than 700 Shows On More Than 20 Devices AT&T* makes it possible for consumers to watch the hit TV shows they love, when and where they want with the AT&T U-verse Mobile app, and today AT&T U-verse® Mobile has expanded to several Android devices, including the LG Thrive, LG Phoenix and Samsung InfuseTM 4G, and the Windows Phone HTC HD7S™.

U-verse Mobile is now available on more than 20 devices and four major operating systems, and the U-verse Mobile library has grown to include more than 100 TV series and more than 700 TV shows from a variety of genres.

U-verse Mobile lets U-verse TV subscribers browse the U-verse TV program guide, schedule and manage their DVR recordings, and for subscribers with qualifying TV plans, watch hit TV shows on their qualifying smartphone. Mobile video viewing has become increasingly important to consumers. According to the Nielsen Cross-Platform Report, mobile viewing has increased 41 percent over the last year and more than 100 percent since 2009. In August 2010, AT&T was the first TV provider to offer an integrated mobile app that allows you to both manage your DVR and download and watch select shows. U-verse Mobile has continued to expand to more devices and to offer more television shows.

“As you’re heading out for your summer road trip or vacation, U-verse Mobile is a great app to keep the family entertained, and at no extra cost,” said Jeff Weber, vice president of video services, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Our U-verse TV customers can get popular shows on our most popular smartphones and watch from anywhere, and we’ll continue to expand the choices and availability.”

AT&T continues to expand TV watching to the devices that matter most to you, with hit TV shows available on U-verse TV, U-verse Online, U-verse TV on Xbox 360, and U-verse Mobile. U-verse Mobile lets U-verse TV customers schedule and manage DVR recordings at no extra cost. The ability to download or stream and watch TV shows is available at no extra charge for customers that subscribe to the U200 package or higher.

U-verse TV customers with Android devices can find the app on Android MarketTM and U-verse Mobile is preloaded on AT&T Windows Phone devices. U-verse TV customers can also watch TV shows, schedule DVR recordings and see which of their recorded shows are also available to watch online with U-verse Online. Any online user can watch more than 160,000 titles of TV shows, movies and video clips on your PC from the entertainment website.

AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and feature-rich services available today. Now AT&T U-verse TV ranks “Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the North Central, South and West Regions,” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction StudySM. For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit AT&T U-verse.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
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Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.att.com/uverse to see if you qualify.

AT&T U-verse TV: Residential customers only. Prices, programming and offers subject to change without notice. A one-time TV Service Activation Fee of $36 applies . U-verse Mobile: Access to select content requires compatible device, qualifying U-verse TV plan or monthly subscription fee, and WiFi connection and/or cellular data connection. Available content may vary by device and/or U-verse TV subscription and is subject to change. Data charges may apply. AT&T U-verse received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the North Central, South and West regions in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Residential Television Service Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 28,489 total responses from measuring 12 providers in the North Central region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI), 13 providers in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX), and 10 providers in the West (AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in Nov. 2009 and Jan. 2010, April 2010 and July 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

About the Author: Mitch Wright

Witnesses at Mitch Wright’s birth claim that he came out as a mechanical cyborg beast, who then decimated the doctors in the room with a violent laser blast. Naturally, these witnesses are insane. Mitch was born in Texas, grew up in central New Jersey, and then moved back to Texas, where he met his spectacularly awesome wife. He currently works as a repair tech for Major National Carrier, where he is able to fulfill his love for gadgets by taking phones and PDAs apart and (hopefully) fixing them. He has a strong passion for technology, reading, writing, and science fiction, and loves the fact that modern technology is getting ever closer to the latter. In the world of PDAs, Mitch started off in the land of Windows Mobile with the HTC Touch and HTC Diamond, migrated to webOS with the Palm Pre, and has since been infatuated with Android, first with the Samsung Moment and now with the HTC Evo.

  • Damon Aldora

    that means that it will be included in the bloatware that comes with Android
    phones from AT&T? Isn’t that just great! Not. These apps that they have on
    these phones aren’t really that good, considering what you can and can’t do on
    them. For example, on the U-Verse Live app, you are able to download certain
    movies to your phone for offline use, but you have to download more once you’re
    done watching them, plus it requires an additional subscription. As for the
    U-Verse Mobile app, it lets you control your DVR while away from home, but
    there is no streaming option. I have DISH Network and the DISH Remote Access
    app lets me do all this in one app. I can set my DVR to record, stream live TV
    and recorded shows from my Sling Adapter-connected receiver to my phone
    anywhere I am. Going off my experience working at DISH, I have had a lot of
    time to stream with the DISH Remote Access app, and it is better than having
    two separate apps that don’t do as much. So the apps that AT&T has out are
    helpful, but they still have a ways to go!