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AT&T Adds More Features to U-verse Apps and the Online Site

by Sean P. Aune | July 9, 2012July 9, 2012 9:30 am PDT

U-verse on the iPadAT&T U-verse customers are getting a few more features to enjoy both online and on their iOS devices.

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners who happen to be subscribers to the AT&T U-verse service are going to want to head over to the App Store for some second-screen fun.  Applications have been released for all of the devices that will allow you to watch on demand contant at no extra charge from HBO, Cinemax, STARZ, ENCORE and more.  You will also be able to link your iPad to your receiver to access sores and contents from various leagues for games from yesterday and today, as well as look up the schedule for the next.

For those of you with an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can also now turn your mobile device into a remote control that will allow you to change the channel, look up the guide, program the DVR and so on.

It looks like this second-screen concept is really starting to take off, and AT&T is just making sure its U-verse customers are out in front of the trend.

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AT&T Brings More Second-Screen Features, Content to U-verse Customers on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch, and Online

The remote control is no longer the main device sitting next to you on the couch. Your iPhone or iPad is quickly becoming an integral part of TV watching, and AT&T* U-verse® TV customers now have access to several new features and content that bring their TV and wireless experiences together, including:

  • An expanded lineup of on demand premium and TV content available through the U-verse App for iPhone and iPod touch and AT&T U-verse App for iPad at no extra charge, including HBO®, Cinemax®, HBO, STARZ, ENCORE, MOVIEPLEX and Music Choice videos.
  • The ability to now link your iPad to your U-verse TV receiver with the AT&T U-verse App to access up to the minute sports companion content and scores from various leagues for today’s games, a review of yesterday’s games, and to see who is playing tomorrow.
  • The ability to now share information about what you are watching with friends on Facebook, and now, on Twitter through the AT&T U-verse App for iPad.
  • The ability to use your iPhone or iPod touch to control your U-verse TV with a full-featured, intuitive U-verse remote control with channel, guide, DVR, interactive app and on-demand controls, now available on the U-verse App for iPhone and iPod touch. The capability is already available today with the AT&T U-verse App for iPad.

AT&T also continues to add more content on U-verse.com, with live feeds from FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network. The networks are now available for U-verse TV customers, who already receive the service at home, when they log-in to the site.

“The second-screen complements and enhances TV by letting viewers explore and have  a deeper experience with the content they care about, on the device they use most.” said Jeff Weber, President of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T Home Solutions. “With our U-verse apps, you can pull up more info about shows, share about what you’re watching, and whether you’re in or outside the home, you can access compelling content. And it’s included as part of your U-verse TV packages.”

The U-verse App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. The AT&T U-verse App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

AT&T U-verse TV was the fastest growing TV service in the country in 2011** and is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider. And AT&T U-verse TV ranked “Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the North Central, South and West Regions,” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction StudiesSM.

For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Claim based on comparison of major TV providers’ percentage growth in subscriber counts and national market share data.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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