T-Mobile’s TVision streaming service officially launches today

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Just a few days after T-Mobile announced that it was relaunching TVision, the live TV streaming service is officially available.

TVision is now available for postpaid T-Mobile customers. There are a few different options available for T-Mo subscribers interested in giving TVision a try, starting at $10 plus taxes.

  • TVision Vibe is priced at $10 per month and includes 34 channels: AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, DIY Network, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, HGTV, IFC, Investigation Discovery, MotorTrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon East, Nickelodeon West, Nicktoons, OWN, Paramount Network, SundanceTV, TeenNick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, VH1, WE tv
  • TVision Live TV will cost $40 per month for 34 channels: ABC, ABC News Live, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, Cozi TV, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Freeform, FS1, FS2, FX, FXX, HLN, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC, NBC News Now, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen, Syfy, TBS, Telemundo, TNT, TruTV, USA
  • TVision Live TV+ is $50 per month for 57 channels. This includes all of the channels that come with Live TV as well as: ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN College Extra, ESPNews, ESPNU, FXM, Golf Channel, National Geographic Wild, NBC Sports regional, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, TCM
  • TVision Live Zone is priced at $60 per mont and includes 67 channels. Those include the channels from Live TV+ as well as the following: Boomerang, CNBC World, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Longhorn Network, MavTV, NFL RedZone, Outside TV, Universal Kids, Universo
  • TVision Channels are your choice of premium, a la carte channels. Get 4 channels of Epix for $5.99 per month, 28 channels of Starz for $8.99 per month, or 16 channels of Showtime for $10.99 per month.

The TVision Live tiers also include 100 hours of cloud DVR. Customers who chose only TVision Vibe or Channels can add cloud DVR for $5 per month. TVision Live and TVision Channels each offer up to 3 simultaneous streams, while TVision Vibe offers up to 2 concurrent streams.

Legacy Sprint customers will have the option to sign up for TVision starting November 13, while prepaid customers and those not on T-Mobile will get access to TVision in 2021. If you’re interested in TVision but not yet a T-Mobile customer, T-Mo is offering four lines of Essentials plus Live TV for $40 per line per month.

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That’s not the only deal T-Mobile is running for TVision. Customers who sign up for TVision Live TV+ or Live Zone before December 31 will get a free year of Apple TV+ (normally $4.99 per month) and the opportunity to get a 32GB Apple TV 4K set-top box for $99 (regularly $179).

Once you sign up for TVision, you’ve got a few options for actually watching it. There are apps for Android and iOS available for viewing on your smartphone or tablet. TVision is also available on the Amazon Appstore for Fire TV devices, and it’s compatible with Android TV, Google TV, and Apple TV as well.

If you don’t one of those devices hooked up to your TV, you can purchase the TVision Hub from T-Mobile for $50. This is an Android TV-powered dongle that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and offers 4K HDR support, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth, and access to the Google Play Store for downloading apps like Netflix, YouTube, and others. A remote is also included with a dedicated Google Assistant button so you can use your voice to search for content.

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T-Mobile originally launched TVision in April 2019, but at that time it was basically a rebranding of the Layer3 TV service that T-Mo had previously bought. It was only available in 8 cities and was priced at $90 per month.

With this new TVision, T-Mo is aiming to give subscribers more choice both with their channel options and the ways that they can watch. “The Cableopoly holds TV fans hostage, bundling live news and sports into expensive packages with hundreds of other channels that people don’t want, and don’t watch,” said T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert during the TVision announcement.

There are some limitations of TVision at launch, like a lack of support for Roku devices. TVision could be an enticing option for some, though, like T-Mo subscribers who want to consolidate their monthly bills a bit and folks interested in the Vibe tier who can get 34 channels for just $10 per month. One interesting thing to watch will be TVision’s pricing over the next 6 to 12 months and if T-Mo increases prices like we’ve seen from other live TV streaming services.

Now that it’s live, have you signed up for TVision? If so, what are your first impressions?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Fan_Posting

    Simply said, Tmobile’s TVision services are Very impressive. Also, the content and viewing quality is on Par with the other industry Heavyweight contenders and we will recommend the services as a possible option to others.

    • TheTruthIsOutThere

      I’m sure it will be as successful as Quibi.

      • marque2

        At least!

  • Steve Rodriguez

    Any idea if a Roku app is in the works?

    • djurlegit

      who are you asking? A T-Vision app developer? Lmao

      • Steve Rodriguez

        T-Vision would be responsible for developing the app for Roku

        • djurlegit

          no shit…does this like a T-Vision help forum? lmao

  • krisstofer

    Pls put this on Roku and FireTv stick. That’s what I have for now.

    • djurlegit

      did you not read the article?
      It is on Fire TV OS

      • krisstofer

        Oh my bad… I mean for the Roku. I don’t know why did I put the Fire TV stick there..

        • marque2

          I could give the reason why you ” put the Fire TV stick there..” but I don’t want to be permanently kicked off this board :P

  • Sharti24

    Wait, so if you purchase any of the $40/50/60 plans is the $10 Vibe plan included In that price or is it an extra $10 per plan?

    • sb

      Its extra

      • Sharti24

        I’ll stick with youtube TV then. To save $5-10 Month isn’t worth it. Plus i currently get all my locals including CBS, which Tvision Doesnt include

        • dcmanryan

          I’m in the same boat as you. Don’t forget the best feature of YTTV which is the 9 months of free DVR with no space limitations. Sure there’s on demand but I like skipping commercials and record everything.

        • Sharti24

          I love that you can password share With yttv on three devices as well. Not sure how strict t-vision is with living room devices

  • dcmanryan

    No free trial or did I miss that?

  • Philip

    Pluto TV always free.

    • AA-Ron

      Pluto TV doesn’t have any mainstream channels lol. It is nice tho

    • dcmanryan

      And always an advertisement and far more than normal.

  • AA-Ron

    I wish you didn’t need an additional internet connection. That would be money.

  • Keith Stevens

    Lots of bitching on here about price. Are you kidding me? The base plan of $10 is fantastic. Most the channels I would watch are in the $10 tier. That is ridiculously cheap.

    • nappent

      That’s great that it works for you. But if you have family where people watch a range of kid programming, sports, news, etc. It won’t cut it. The fact their isn’t a single local channel or any news programing for the $10 level is kind of shocking. I guess Tmobile is going about a market such as yourself for this package.

      • Keith Stevens

        Please tell me a service that is $10 a month that does that? Ill wait…There isnt any. saying that there is no local news is shocking for $10 is ridiculous. Again talking about the base plan. There is no other service that is offering all those channels with zero commitment and no equipment. People complaining about $10 is a joke

        • icwhatudidthere

          On its own, Vibe’s price is pretty good. The closest comparison is Philo which is $20 but includes DVR which is extra on Vibe.

          But most people aren’t complaining about the price of Vibe by itself. It’s that the prices of the higher tiers, when combined with Vibe start to add up to status quo of what YouTube TV and Hulu TV are charging.

        • nappent

          Exactly

        • nappent

          Well $10 with no DVR. $15 if you want DVR. At that point going with the $20/mo Philo with 40+ channels compared to Vibe’s 27 makes more sense. Philo covers all the same channel as Vibe plus more with their unlimited DVR included. Plus Philo allows 3 streams at once compared to 2 for Vibe. I love Tmobile, but really I expect more when they want to be different from all the other titans. This just looks the same and or more expensive than other streaming providers. So you are just going to just enjoy our complaining on the price. I for one will continue to stick with Youtube TV.

  • mreveryphone

    Signed up yesterday and already have shows recorded and watched some content last night on my 4K firestick. This is a game changer in my humble opinion. Works fantastic on my Z Fold 2 and tab s7+! Tmobile may have a winner here.

    • dcmanryan

      How on earth is this a game changer as several other companies are doing the same thing. If you get all or most the channels YTTV is a far better deal and if you don’t need much Philo can’t be beat. I see TVision as more of the same but I do welcome all players to the game to weed out the trash.

      • mreveryphone

        Price and content period.

        • dcmanryan

          Meh. My above statement erased that period. Content is in the eye of the beholder. Price is meh too and YTTV and Philo are still two better options with less restrictions in my eyes. Price is meaningless if you can’t watch what you want.

        • mreveryphone

          Price is perfect. Content is great for me! I compared this to the one’s you mentioned and this tvision has everything I need plus dvr! I’ve been able to catch CNN on the go and watch my recorded shows at home or on the go on my tab s7+. I’m not saying the other options don’t do this but I don’t need 1000 channels that I’m never going to watch. This fits my needs wonderfully and is a game changer for me!

        • dcmanryan

          Glad it works for you. For me I’ll take my 9 months of endless DVR and never worry about space. If the show airs again the 9 months starts over. Both Philo and YTTV had free trials and you can get endless trials at Philo as you just enter a phone number and Google Voice numbers work.

          I’d love to try TVision but until they have a free trial I’m not paying a dime.

    • Mike

      Are there any draw backs?

      • mreveryphone

        None that I have come across. It had worked great for me on my devices and on my 4K fire stick at home

  • Fan_Posting

    Yes, very impressive and pleased so far with TVision and again, we think it is on Par with the other industry heavyweights and contenders as an option for streaming services.

  • rosedawg

    Please get the app on Playstation, Xbox, and switch too. That’s how I watch Hulu at home.

  • the martian ambassador

    They should let T-Mobile customers access the service on their phones without that data being counted against the prioritization threshold.

    • icwhatudidthere

      Or let them stream in HD without needing the Plus upgrade.

    • Mike

      Now that would be an in carrier move.. Can only hope in the future for that.

  • Boris Govnic

    CANNOT Be Watched in multiple households like a Netflix account. This product said supports three simultaneous streams but getting the following error:

    Streaming error looks like TVs in is being watched on another TV outside your home. They’ll need to stop watching on their TV before you can watch on this TV.
    (STRM-006-403-{STRMGR409})

    What a great way to Botch launch of a new product.

    I do not intend on keeping this product and plan on canceling after the election.

    • Sharti24

      Thank you for this!

      So Tvison’s rules are just like Hulu Live TV’s in that sense that they only allow streaming in the same household on living room devices.

      I have Youtube TV and thats not the case. You can watch on up to 3 different living room devices at once (in separate house holds). I wonder if sling and fubo are the same?

      • Boris Govnic

        You also can’t screen mirror either from phone to TV tried on Android and family on IOS. Get another error. It’s worthless product for me don’t need it. I refuse to pay $40_50 for channels I don’t need. Would’ve been great to split three ways with cousins. Not uncarrier. Netflix made it with password sharing family plans. Such a stupid move on T-Mobile part.

        • Sharti24

          Live TV is more strict than streaming video services. (Netflix/hulu/amazon)

          Check out youtube tv. Im sure you Will like it

        • dcmanryan

          I agree. YTTV is the clear winner for live TV if you need a lot of channels and Philo wins if you don’t watch sports and have an antenna for locals.

        • Mike

          So you can’t share ? How many streams do they allow?

        • Boris Govnic

          One in your bathroom one in your living room and one in your kitchen within the same four walls of your household. unlike Netflix where are you can be at home or at college and the family can share three login this is not possible with t vision. I tried it with my cousins so that we didn’t have to have three cable bills because none of us need to be by ourselves but we are all in the same family plan imagine if your cell phone family plans could only work with in your household.

      • Boris Govnic

        So you can use YouTube TV in 3 different households at the same time? That could be the product I’m looking for. So mad right now tvision worked great on my nvidia shield.

        • Sharti24

          Yes you can. Thats why i decided to go with it for $69.22 month

        • Android_God

          It really isn’t as simple as that.
          You have to add users to your family account.
          You’ll learn, that there are annoyances to this.
          Good luck!

    • Android_God

      Imagine that! A company doesn’t want you to share your account with other people?
      SHOCKING

      • Boris Govnic

        Vudu and Netflix and Hulu all allow you to share a login to a certain point and certain number of streamers and they have been more than successful how SHOCKING. I don’t know what was more stupid your use of capitals or that you thought that you were making a point contributing to the conversation. For starters refute the premise that you can’t share logins with afformentioned services.

      • Andrew

        Everyone does it and not doing so is a complete waste of money.

    • Mike

      Were you trying to watch a tv outside your house?

      • Boris Govnic

        Yes just like Netflix Works outside of one house and can work in multiple houses or Hulu or Vudu

  • Android_God

    Uuuuuuhhh no

  • Mike

    Looks like great channel line ups. Nice
    they have a 10.00 package, although I’m not sure why the others have to be 40.00 or more with about the same amount of channels. This will beat out cable and that awful ATT. I really.wish they would break it down more, like have 10.00 tier prices, to give more choice.