For months now one of the most anticipated streaming services has been the new live TV service from T-Mobile. Since the service was first announced, T-Mobile has promised to release it by the end of 2018—something T-Mobile confirmed to Cord Cutters News just this month. Yet the streaming anywhere version may not come until 2019.
T-Mobile still plans to launch a TV service in 2018, but it will be limited to a fixed location like a house. The “use it anywhere” streaming TV service won’t launch until sometime in 2019. This change raises more questions about whether T-Mobile TV will be more of a traditional cable TV service like Layer3, which T-Mobile owns, or more of a streaming service like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and Hulu.
According to T-Mobile, the streaming anywhere version of T-Mobile TV will launch in 2019. This is likely the version most cord cutters have been waiting for.
There are some signs that T-Mobile is close to launching their TV service. Back at the start of November 2018, T-Mobile’s new streaming player cleared the FCC, according to a new filing on the FCC website. The new box carries the T-Mobile logo and is called T-Mobile Mini. Yet the device is still labeled at the FCC as a Layer3 TV device. (T-Mobile recently purchased Layer3 TV.)
According to reports, this new player has 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Bluetooth LE. According to the paperwork, the device will have Ethernet and a USB port for manual updates.
So, keep an eye out for T-Mobile TV because it could launch any day now. Do you plan to subscribe to T-Mobile TV? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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