T-Mobile US reveals TVision Home
April 11, 2019
T-Mobile has officially unveiled its forthcoming home TV service, to be known as TVision Home. The service is the rebranding of Layer3 TV, a company T-Mobile acquired in 2017 to launch what it said would be a “disruptive new TV service” the following year. That launch, of course, had been delayed.
According to the new TVision Home website, the service will be available first in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. metro and Longmont, Colorado — all the areas Layer3 had been serving.
The service starts at $100 per month for more than 150 channels, minus a $9.99/month discount for T-Mobile customers, which will initially be offered to everyone. The channel lineup includes local broadcast stations, regional sports and other traditional pay-TV channels. The website says the full service has more than 275 total channels available.
In addition, TVision Home includes a 400-hour HD DVR (with support for recording multiple programs simultaneously), voice control via either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, access to Nest security cameras, a range of 4K content and more than 35,000 on-demand movies and shows.
Users will be able to set up profiles, personalise their home screen and access their own DVR recordings separate from other household members.
Social media content will also be available through the TV, including Facebook photos and videos and Twitter feeds.