T-Mobile unveils its TVision Live TV service alongside an Android TV dongle
T-Mobile has launched a live TV service called “TVision” that’s set to be available on November 1, and it starts at $40 per month for the most basic bundle of channels. The new service is available alongside a new Android TV dongle called the TVision HUB, which will be available for $50.
T-Mobile’s TVision Live TV features three tiers: TVision Live TV, TVision Live Plus, and TVision Live Zone. TVision Live TV is the most basic package and is available for $40 per month. It features roughly 30 channels, including ABC, NBC, and Fox. The bundle also offers some news and sports channels, along with general cable options such as TBS, TNT, and Cartoon Network.
TVision Live TV Plus costs $50 per month and includes roughly 40 channels, including regional sports. T-Mobile notes that its Live TV Plus option costs $15 less than YouTube TV while offering a similar bundle of channels. T-Mobile is also offering TVision Live Zone for $60 per month, which includes all the channels of the other two bundles plus ten additional channels, including NFL RedZone.
No matter which bundle you choose, the service offers 100 hours of cloud DVR and access to over 10,000 programs on-demand. Subscribers also get up to three concurrent streams for TVision Live, making it an excellent option for families.
Today’s announcement also includes two other streaming options. TVision VIBE features comedy, lifestyle, and drama content and costs just $10 per month for over 30 channels, including Hallmark and HGTV. The final option is called TVision Channels and allows customers to pick and choose what premium channels they want to subscribe to, including Starz ($8.99), Showtime ($10.99), and Epix ($5.99). If you want, you can combine TVision Live services, so you can subscribe to both TVision Live TV and TVision Vibe.
As for the TVision HUB, the HDMI streaming TV dongle runs Android TV and can be used to download your favorite apps like Netflix. The TVision HUB features support for Bluetooth headphones and game controllers and comes with a remote that can quickly access Google Assistant.
T-Mobile’s new service is entering a crowded market, going up against services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV, just to name a few. But it’s trying to shake up the status quo by offering its bundles at a lower price, especially its TVision Vibe package. While the prices are affordable at launch, it’s worth noting that many of the top services on the market have raised their prices over the years, so we’ll have to keep an eye on TVision Live’s prices a year from now.
These new services will be available for all postpaid customers starting November 1st. You can add the services you want by visiting T-Mobile.com/TVision and then download the app on your phone or purchase the HUB.