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T-Mobile TV Should Be Launching in December 2018

Online movie stream with mobile device. Man watching film on tablet with imaginary video player service.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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