AT&T's New U-verse Mobile App Allows Show Downloads
AT&T today announced a new mobile application that can be used by its wireless and U-verse customers to download and watch content from their home DVR. U-verse Mobile users will be able to access their DVR guide, program recordings, and download recorded shows (via Wi-Fi) and watch the shows on their handset. The application is free to AT&T Wireless and U-verse customers. The DVR access and control function is free, but in order to download and view recorded content on mobile handsets, U-Verse subscribers must have a U300 package and above. The application is initially available for the iPhone, though AT&T will roll it out to other platforms in the near future (starting with the BlackBerry Torch 9800).
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.
AT&T Zero-Rates DirecTV Video Streaming
AT&T is allowing its DirecTV customers to access and stream DirecTV video content without impacting their data bucket. Consumers who have both AT&T and DirecTV accounts can stream movies and television shows through the DirecTV over AT&T's wireless network anywhere in the U.S.
Verizon Brings DVR Streaming to FiOS App
Verizon today said some customers can now stream the content from their DVR to their phone, tablet, or PC no matter where they are. The new feature is available to customers who subscribe to Verizon's FiOS Quantum TV and FiOS Internet service.
Sony's PlayStation Video App Lets Android Devices Access Movies
Sony recently released the PlayStation Video application for Android devices. The app is essentially a portal to Sony's video content store and lets people watch movies or TV shows they've purchased or rented from Sony.
AT&T Debuts Wireless/DirecTV Bundles
AT&T today rolled out combined wireless and television packages that rely on its recent acquisition of DirecTV. The basic package includes four wireless lines with unlimited talk and text with 10 GB of shared data and HD television service with up to four receivers (DirecTV or U-verse) for a combined price of $200 per month.