T-Mobile is taking on the cable industry with the same fervor that it had when taking on the wireless industry
TVision Vibe features 30 of the most popular entertainment streams. This includes content from Hallmark, Discovery, Paramount, Nicktoons, and more. This is the service you want, according to Sievert, if you’re a fan of T.V. including any of the 90-day fiance shows. Sievert sees it as a great package for those who are already streaming from services like Netflix or for those who want to cut the cable cord and stream the same content that they are able to view from their current cable subscription. TVision Channels is for those who want to subscribe to premium services. Starting at $5.99 per month, subscribers currently can choose from Starz, Showtime, and Epix with more options on the way.
TVision can be streamed over your mobile devices such as a smartphone or a tablet. But the carrier has also unveiled its own streaming device called TVision Hub that will cost you $50. And that is a one-time cost since you are purchasing the device to keep. TVision Hub includes voice navigation and will work with almost every streaming service because it is powered by Android. The Hub connects to your television via the HDMI port.
And we should point out that all three TVision plans offer a cloud based DVR service that will store 100 hours of programming each.
The streaming service will be available to T-Mobile Customers starting on November 1st. Sprint customers will be able to sign up for TVision beginning on November 13th, and eventually, everyone will get the ability to be a TVision subscriber. And that means no more surprise fees, no more cable box rentals, and no more installation appointments.
If you’ve been more than just a casual observer of the mobile industry, you’ve seen T-Mobile shake things up over the last few years by not just mocking its rivals, but also backing up its words with action and solving customer pain points. Now, the carrier is applying its formula to the cable industry. If past is prologue, cable is going to look a lot different in a few years thanks to the nation’s second largest wireless carrier.