T-Mobile is already shutting down TVision Live2021-04-01 16:20 by Daniela
Tags: T-Mobile, TVision Live
T-Mobile has decided to shut down its TVision Live and TVision Vibe streaming TV services just five months after they first launched. The operator will shut down its Live, Live+ and Live Zone services on April 29, and instead offer customers discounted access to YouTube TV – Google's cord-cutting live TV offer. TVision Live subscribers will be given a free month of YouTube TV and subsequently offered a discounted price of $54.99 per month (just $10 below the regular price).
The development comes as a feature of T-Mobile's new association with Google and YouTube, which it's describing as an enormous deal. The carrier says YouTube TV will presently fill the role of its "live TV solution." It's likewise situating Philo TV as the replacement for its base offering.
"TVision initiative was launched to give customers new choices and help millions cut the cord, while expanding appeal for the company's forthcoming wireless home Internet service," T-Mobile said in the press release. "This shift may surprise some given last year's TVision streaming services launch. But innovation seldom follows a straight line. Since launching the TVision initiative, we've learned a lot about the TV industry, about streaming products, and of course, about TV customers."
The shuttering of TVision marks the end of T-Mobile's first attempt to convince its customers to cut the cord and replace traditional cable with content streamed online. With base packages at just $10 a month, TVision Vibe offered the cheapest streaming options on the market, while upgrades to more channels and live programming at the TVision Live tier started at $40 a month.
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