New AT&T U-verse TV iPhone App Lets Customers Schedule and Manage DVR Recordings Remotely

US incumbent telco, AT&T, announced Thursday that it has launched an iPhone/iPod touch remote DVR scheduling and management application for its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, U-verse TV (note: AT&T currently has exclusive rights to offer the iPhone in the US). The app, dubbed the U-verse TV Mobile Remote Access App for iPhone and iPod touch, is available free-of-charge in the Apple App Store. "This is the perfect example of how AT&T is bringing services together to deliver a better experience for customers," Jeff Weber, VP of video services for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, said in a prepared statement. "With AT&T U-verse, you get DVR capabilities you can't find from any other provider, and this app gives users the freedom to schedule their DVR from their iPhone or iPod touch."

According to AT&T, the new iPhone Mobile Remote Access App allows users to easily search U-verse TV program listings from the full program guide, view descriptions of selected programs, schedule program or series recordings, manage or edit scheduled recordings, and delete stored DVR content. The launch of the app follows on the heels of a number of new U-verse enhancements that are currently being rolled out, including a new Total Home DVR feature that allows users to schedule and delete recordings from any U-verse receiver in the home--rather than only from the main DVR-equipped receiver (note: for an extensive overview of these enhancements, see the article published on itvt.com, June 16th). AT&T U-verse TV launched Web-based remote DVR access in November, 2006; and launched mobile remote DVR access in April, 2007.

 

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