Hulu is thinking about offering stripped-down, less-expensive bundles for its over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service. In an interview with The Information, Hulu CEO Randy Freer says the company is considering offering packages that focus solely on news and sports, not entertainment.
AT&T has officially launched the company’s new live streaming service, WatchTV. Available to AT&T customers on iOS and Apple TV, the service is a free add-on for those using one of the company’s newest cellular plans, Unlimited &More, and Unlimited &More Premium. It's also available to non-AT&T wireless customers for $15 per month.
Announced earlier this month, the WatchTV offers over 30 channels that you can live streaming, including breaking news and film channels. It doesn’t include sports programming. There’s also 15,000 titles you can watch on demand.
With an Unlimited &More Premium plan, you can also add one of several premium services to your subscription plan for free, including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora Premium, or VRV.
WatchTV comes with three limitations, besides the lack of sports programming. First, it doesn’t offer a cloud DVR feature. Second, you can only stream on up to two devices at the same time. There’s also no local channels.
Besides iOS and Apple TV, WatchTV is available on Android, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Chromecast.
Who's this for? AT&T also owns DirecTV (and DirectTV Now, of course), so it's worth wondering why the company's launching something like WatchTV.
Back in May, just before receiving U.S. approval to buy Time Warner, AT&T CFO John Stephens explained: "AT&T Watch would be a very low end, very thin collection of products."
On this point, I would agree, although I'm certain confusion will still reign, given the increasing number of live streaming packages out there trying to get your business. Still, skinny bundles are gaining in popularity, so AT&T's move does make sense.
For more information on WatchTV, AT&T invites you to its website. You can download the WatchTV app from the App Store.
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CBS Corporation has extended its deal with the National Football League (NFL) to stream games via the CBS All Access service through 2022. Those games will also be streamed on mobile devices starting this season for the first time. This year’s package will also include Super Bowl LIII held in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to begin on Thursday, June 14th with the opening game opposing the host country Russia to Saudi Arabia. The competition will see 32 teams fight for the most prestigious sport title over the course of an entire month. If you aren't sure how to follow the competition, we will show you several ways to stream the FIFA World Cup on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Similar to WWDCs of the last several years, today's keynote presentation will be live-streamed. The many Apple fans and enthusiasts from around the world who unfortunately are not in a position to attend Apple's developers conference can still tune in from the comfort of their own couch and see what’s new in the world of iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and more.
Apple is going to be providing a live stream of its WWDC keynote address this year. On Tuesday, the company added a new events page to its website with an invitation to "watch the keynote 6/4 at 10am PDT."
Apple on Friday confirmed that it will not be live-streaming its education-focused event on Tuesday, March 27. The company has updated the Events app on Apple TV to show information about the presentation, but notes that a video of the event will not be available until after it concludes.
As promised back in September at the launch of the Apple TV 4K, iOS and tvOS users are now able to tune in to live news from several sources in the TV app.
In testing since August 2017, two-person live broadcasting on the mobile Instagram app became a reality in October for all users of the popular mobile photo-sharing service.
Football season is in full swing once again, and just like last year, Verizon is offering its customers free streaming of live local and primetime games every weekend within the NFL Mobile app.
If you are a Verizon customer, this means that you will be able to stream local games as determined by your location, Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football. To make the offer even more appealing, Verizon will not count the data used for NFL Mobile streaming against your data cap.
Apple TV got the TV app, alongside iPhones and iPads last year. It allows you to easily discover new content to watch, or pickup where you left off. The biggest downside was that it didn't have access to live TV streams, instead of having to launch apps individually. Apple changes this with the new Apple TV 4K.
Instagram announced today it's testing a new feature that will permit users of its mobile app for iPhone and iPad to go live with a friend.