T-Mobile needs additional time to make the service “more groundbreaking.”
Over a year ago, T-Mobile announced plans to launch its own television service to compete with the likes of Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and other internet-provided TV platforms. The service was supposed to launch in 2018, but with just a few days of the year left, a report’s come out indicating that it’s being pushed back to 2019.
According to Bloomberg:
T-Mobile US Inc. is delaying the debut of its much-anticipated video service after the project proved more complex than expected, according to people familiar with the situation.
T-Mobile executives faced the difficult choice of either offering a garden-variety streaming platform — a service that lets customers watch cable channels and other content online — or waiting until next year to deliver a more groundbreaking product, the people said.
Details on T-Mobile’s TV service are still few and far between, but what we do know is that there won’t be any contracts, users will have access to a DVR feature, and it’ll tie in with your phone through some sort of companion app.
AT&T debuted a new service earlier this year called WatchTV that bundles 30+ live channels, thousands of on-demand titles, and optional premium add-ons that costs just $15/month or is included for free if you have an AT&T Unlimited &More wireless plan. It’s expected that T-Mobile will offer something similar, but right now, it’s really anyone’s guess.
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