First TV Provider to Offer BlackBerry Smartphone App with DVR Management and Ability to Download and Watch TV Content While on the Go.
TV fans, tune into your BlackBerry Torch. With AT&T U-verse, not only can you schedule DVR recordings on the go from your smartphone, you can now also download and watch popular shows on the BlackBerry Torch, which is available only for AT&T customers starting today in AT&T stores and online at www.att.com/blackberrytorch.
AT&T today launched U-verse Mobile for the BlackBerry Torch smartphone, an app that lets customers take their U-verse TV experience with them, wherever they go. AT&T is 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 is available today on BlackBerry App WorldTM, and is another example of how AT&T delivers more value to U-verse TV customers with continued service enhancements and innovative apps.
U-verse Mobile incorporates the ability to browse the U-verse TV program guide, view program descriptions, schedule and manage your DVR recordings, download available episodes over any Wi-Fi connection, and watch them on your BlackBerry Torch from anywhere. U-verse TV customers already enjoy the flexibility of remote DVR management from any Web-enabled PC or mobile device.
"We’re bringing together what we believe is the best TV service with the best BlackBerry ever to give our customers industry leading integration between their TV and smartphone. It’s just one more valuable and innovative feature available from U-verse TV," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Our U-verse multi-screen promise is now a reality for millions of U-verse TV customers, with content available on U-verse TV, U-verse Online, and now, U-verse Mobile. No cable provider comes close to matching the cross-platform experience we’re delivering today, and we’ll continue to add unique features that further integrate these screens."
The app is available to all U-verse TV customers, and the ability to download and watch select content is available for customers that subscribe to the U300 package or higher. U-verse customers can upgrade their TV packages at any time at www.att.com/u-verse.
You can browse or search a library of downloadable shows, and select which series or specific episode you want to download. The content is downloaded to your mobile phone over a Wi-Fi connection. All AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet customers have home Wi-Fi installed as part of their service and get access to AT&T’s U.S. Wi-Fi network at no additional cost.
U-verse Mobile includes TV shows from several popular networks, and AT&T will continue to add more content on an ongoing basis. AT&T also plans to make U-verse Mobile available on other devices.
U-verse Mobile is the latest way that AT&T is mobilizing everything that’s important to customers — their favorite content, apps, entertainment and social networks. AT&T today delivers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network as well as the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network, giving customers the best combination of speed and coverage.
AT&T U-verse offers numerous features and apps that enhance your entertainment experience, including many ways that TV and wireless services work together — a benefit that cable providers don’t offer. In addition to U-verse Mobile, you can check your wireless and U-verse Voice messages from a single voice mailbox; use the YP.COM TV app to search for local business information and send the call to your home or wireless phone with the click of your remote; and more.
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. AT&T U-verse TV ranked "Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the South and West Regions Two Years in a Row," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction StudiesSM. For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.