T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) has introduced TVision Home, a rebranded and upgraded version of Layer3 TV, in eight markets. TVision Home is launching in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. metro areas, as well as Longmont, CO, with other markets slated to come later this year.
Netflix and other streaming apps will be available on TVision Home, and T-Mobile plans for TVision to run on third-party video platforms in the future. The service is scheduled to go live on April 14. T-Mobile also plans to launch nationwide streaming services later in 2019.
"The Un-carrier has already changed wireless for good … and today's news brings us one step closer to taking on Big Cable," said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. "And with the New T-Mobile, we can do more than just offer home TV service … we can offer millions of Americans more choice and competition for TV AND home broadband. I can't wait to begin un-cabling cable and giving millions the opportunity to cut the cord with Big Cable forever."
TVision Home builds off the innovations in Layer3 TV and delivers an upgraded, premium TV experience for the 74% of American households still using traditional cable or satellite TV. TVision Home delivers what customers want most from high-end home TV with more
Features include HD and 4K channels, on-demand programming, on-screen social content, a personalized home screen and DVR for each user, smart speaker voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and access to home security cameras.