A bad news for you if you have an AT&T U-verse subscription for viewing television at home and happen to sport a non-AT&T Android phone. The official AT&T U-verse app for Android phones is not compatible with handsets that are not carried by Ma Bell herself. However, the good news is that this is Android we are talking about which means a hack is always round the corner.
Folks at XDA have managed to hack the original .APK file of the official U-verse app which can now be used by U-verse customers to manage all the DVR programming from their Android phones on other carriers like Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile. Apparently the application is not hard-wired to be accessible only on AT&T phones and so it is pretty much carrier agnostic. You can hit this link to read about it and possibly install the hacked APK file.
Microsoft and AT&T have announced a new partnership that will let users of XBox 360 use their gaming console as a secondary U-Verse Reverser. Basically, if you are an AT&T U-Verse subscriber and also own a Microsoft XBox 360, you can save up on multiple U-Verse receiver rentals by alternately using your XBox to stream TV.
Two points to note here. Firstly, you will need to be owning at least one receiver already which means that while you cannot use your XBox as the primary U-Verse receiver at home, you can use it to substitute for additional receivers if you need to set them up at more than one room. Secondly, not all XBox 360 models are compatible. You need to be owning a device that has an internal hard drive with storage space.
If you satisfy these prerequisites, then you are all set to go. The new ‘XBox 360 as a U-Verse Receiver‘ partnership is set to start rolling in from November 7.
If you are a subscriber of the AT&T U-Verse service, you could soon be able to watch television over the internet thanks to a new partnership that the company is supposed to be working on with Microsoft. Those of you following the XBox 360 space for long might have heard of rumors regarding a new IPTV service. Now according to reports on the Engadget, AT&T employees are presently testing the new XBox 360 IPTV service internally at this stage.
The report has also published screenshots of AT&T’s support documents from recent times. This corroborates recent statements from Microsoft that AT&T U-Verse customers could soon be seeing a MediaRoom functionality on their gaming consoles. Now though there is no official word on the upcoming functionality, sources are indicating that the new service is less than two months away from launch.
Check out a demo of the XBox 360 IPTV service in the video below.